SANANTONIO Ozzy Osborne is back in the Alamo City.
He's not here in person, but on a Fiesta medal.
Artpace, a local non-profit dedicated to the advancement of contemporary art, featured the rocker on its first ever Fiesta medal.
We sold out in 48 hours online, said Artpace executive director Amanda Cruz.
The medal was designed by artist Jim Mendiola and Ruben Ortiz-Torres, reflecting a project from 2001. It pictures Ozzy as a bat, with an upside down Alamo serving as each wing.
Ozzy has a well-known history in San Antonio -- particularly at the Alamo. He was supposedly banned from ever performing in San Antonio after he was arrested in 1982 for urinating on the Alamo. It's a sore subject to some proud Texans, but also a quirky mishap that earned San Antonio another mention in rock and roll history.
It's all in good fun, Cruz said.
It would be a fun conversation starter, said Michael Helms, who was shown the medal at the NIOSA celebration on Thursday afternoon.
Not everyone agreed. One Fiesta-goer said, Hell no, I would not wear it.
Sarah Reveley described Ozzy as a rock singer who is still a drug addict.
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