Meet Jim Carrey, Graffiti Artist

Wacky comedian appears to be reinventing himself
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 4, 2011 10:24 AM CDT
Jim Carrey leaves a taping of the "Late Show with David Letterman" in New York, Wednesday, June 15, 2011.   (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)

(Newser) – Perhaps you've noticed some screwy behavior from Jim Carrey since his break-up with Jenny McCarthy: the odd tweets, the weird Emma Stone video. Turns out that he has another kinda strange new interest: graffiti. He bought an industrial workspace in Manhattan about six months ago and has since been spotted around the neighborhood, clothes splashed with paint, after working late nights behind closed doors. But last month, he "tagged" his studio door with a levitating figure he calls "Baba" and the initials "FFC."

Baba was soon painted over by city officials, leading Carrey to re-tag his door with an even bigger image. In a recent interview—which the Daily Beast calls "contemplative and uncharacteristically subdued"—Carrey explained to TMZ that people aren't sure what's up with the studio and the tagging, but that he's "being creative" and "can't wait for people to see the art." The Beast notes that Carrey has talked about his artistic inclinations as far back as 2008, and started tweeting pictures of his canvases last year. It could all be a hoax, writes Chris Lee, but more likely it's "an impassioned attempt to connect with the wider world in a meaningful way."

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