With the Facebook IPO looming it is very likely that you have heard the story of graffiti artist David Choe. Choe was hired to paint murals in the original Facebook offices (they have since move to a new Facebook Campus). Rather than taking cash for his efforts, Choe decided to let his artist brain decide and took his payment in the form of Facebook stock. That stock should be worth more than $200 million after the Facebook IPO (Facebook IPO looking like May).
Choe is an interesting character who is incredibly talented. In the video below Mark Zuckerberg is helping with one of the murals. He paints a simple stick figure and Choe effortlessly turns that stick figure into a face. It is funny how a real artist can see things so differently. It was also funny to hear Zuckerberg state that he has never sprayed paint before. I guess he won’t be creating his own Pinterest projects anytime soon. Oh, wait, he won’t be building any Pinterest projects anytime soon. A more “Pinterest like” Facebook photo sharing feature should be coming in the near future.
Check out the David Choe / Mark Zuckerberg video below.