Tuscaloosa brewery unveils Napoleonic Nick Saban chalk art (pic)
Druid City Brewing Company, located smack dab in the middle of Alabama Crimson Tide territory in Tuscaloosa, has become something of a must-see spot in town due to its practice of coming up with clever chalk art in honor of the local college football team.
The pieces typically are inspired by pieces of classic art and its most recent offering is no different. Based upon Jacques-Louis David, “Napoleon Crossing the Alps,” it portrays Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban as the French despot, atop a rearing horse.
“We love our little general,” the brewery’s tweet reads. Indeed.
While there are unflattering inferences that could be made by likening Saban to Napoleon Bonaparte, there was no intent to do so, according to Druid City owners Bo Hicks and Elliot Roberts, who insist the goal of the chalk art is to “be irreverent and have some fun.”
And who can argue with these Crimson Tide fans? The piece — along with one from a few years back that was inspired by Michelangelo’s “The Creation of Adam,” in which God is replaced with Crimson Tide legendary head coach Bear Bryant while Saban stands in as Adam — is as brilliant as it is breathtaking.
[H/T Sporting News]