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Monday, April 27, 2009

New York Street Advertising Takeover

Artist: Ji Lee

Photo above by Rebecca Fuller

Jordan Seiler’s “New York Street Advertising Takeover” hit the streets over the weekend when over 120 illegal billboards throughout the city were white washed by dozens of volunteers. Later in the day over 80 artists transformed the blank canvasses with original artwork.

NYSAT was organized as a reaction to the hundreds of billboards that are not registered with the city, and therefore are illegal. While illegal, these violations are not being prosecuted by the City of New York, allowing the billboard companies to garner huge profits by cluttering our outdoor space with intrusive and ugly ads.

Tristan Eaton (12th and 3rd Av.)

Jennifer Jacobs

Photo from here (Kenmare St. and Elisabeth)

Photo from here (Avenue A and 11th)


posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 10:26 am  


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