Portfolio Orange right arrow Siege on the visual commons

NYC and SF are full of “wildposted” wheat paste poster advertising on shuttered buildings and construction sites. Apparently, in NYC anyway, they’re put up illegally by a private advertising company. Two people named Jordan Seiler and Posterboy launched a fullscale attack on the wildpostings this month, whitewashing all of them in a day and coming back with a crew of artists to repopulate the blank canvases with new artwork.

In the intro, the project is explained as a “takeback of public space”. Video here:

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