Had Public Ad Campaign’s New York Street Advertising Takeover just finished with the whitewashing of 120 illegally NPA operated advertising locations, it certainly still would have been a success. But no, Jordan Seiler had to turn things up a notch. Once the buffers were finished painting over the ad blight, over 50 artists (of which only 1 was arrested) moved in to transform the newly created public canvasses into works of art. While my colleague was buffing the billboards, I was indiscriminately shooting the action, including the best part: the artists, who used posters, paint, and even performance art in their creative reclamations.

(Photos: Will Sherman/ANIMALNewYork)