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: