Dozens of internationally known graffiti and street artists descended upon Lueneburg, Germany this past week for Artotale, an outdoor exhibition sponsored by Leuphana University. Officially part of a new student orientation, critics the street art project is part of the universityâ€™s broader rebranding effort, â€œan Americanization of the old German School.â€ In response, artist Brad Downey used his sanctioned wall space to paint a McDonaldâ€™s logo with the slogan, â€œIâ€™m loving it,â€ which he explained to Ekosystem:
This work has nothing really to do with McD. I just wanted to insert â€œrandom logo with power.â€ It could have been any well know logo. I feel that many of the so called â€œstreet artistsâ€ do this anyways. They travel the world painting logos. So, I thought I should show up and just paint any logo.
More of JUSTâ€™s documentation of the festivalâ€™s murals are included below.
Photos by JUST