Behind the “Kook” Attack

An anonymous interview with the creator… The Cardiff Kook was originally created in 2007 by Hemet, Calif. resident Matthew Antichevich. Since its erection, the bronzed, limp wristed edifice has been subversively celebrated with all kinds of creative costumes. From crucifixes to jack-o-lantern heads, we thought we’d seen it all that was until Sunday July 25th, 2010… Despite numerous petitions to “Save the Shark,” the great white and grey paper mache masterpiece was removed by city officials 3 days after its creation. In the wake of this ephemeral masterpiece, we at wanted to hear from creator first hand. Shortly after a post on Facebook, we were contacted by the man himself. The following clip offers a little insight into the artist/sculptor behind the shark and how he pulled off the prank of the summer. For backstory on “The Kook” here’s a great clip by contributor Chad Richmond