April 26, 2009
Jordan Seiler just impressed the socks off New York City with an enormous illegal ad space take over: “New York Street Advertising Takeover” collected dimensions, addresses, and images of 200 ad spaces in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Then rallied volunteers to to paint them white within a narrow window of time, allowing artists to install work before the ad company restored order. Around 30 volunteers knocked out 200 ad spaces with safety vests, work orders, fake official notices, and paint, from timed drop off/pick-up locations. The ad company must have flipped out. I think its a stunning heist.