Ok, so the word is out, street artist/yarn bomber, Ishknits (aka Jessie Hemmons) donned a hot pink bikini on the statue of the controversial once former Police Commissioner & Mayor of Philadelphia, Frank Rizzo. If you’re not a native Philadelphian then this humorous play might be lost on you. 

According to Conrad Brenner of, who was on hand to snap the now infamous pics - the yarn bombing of Rizzo didn’t last long. Security was out to cut it down shortly after.

But hey…you know what they say. “You got pictures, you got proof.”

And a further congrats to Jessie who was being profiled for a segment on the French TV show Streetosphere.

Girl you make Philly proud. You can read Ishknits personal statement about the piece here on her site.

*pics from