Get Up NY is an anonymous collective that wheatpastes printouts of Instagram posts around the city, then it takes pics of its handiwork and posts it up on Instagram. That would be kind of cool on its own, but the real beauty of the project is the collective’s choice of where to put up the prints: members attempt to get as close as they can to the site of the original photo. In other cases, the prints are paired with the environment — such as placing someone’s puppy Instagram photo next to a lost dog flier.
Hyperallergic spoke with the members of Get Up NY recently, who says the reactions from the photo-sharing site’s community has been overwhelmingly positive. One group said, “The feedback has been amazing. Instagramers are really excited to get their pictures wheatpasted, their friends are excited for them. It’s created an amazing feedback loop.” The collective’s representative went on to express how excited it is to be building a community around the idea, saying, “We want that community to grow, both in New York and beyond.”
For the group, it’s more than just a lark — it’s a mission:
We want to bring people’s art to the streets, making it accessible for everyone to see. We’re drawn to images that push boundaries and are unique. We also love that by combining their Instagrams and placing them around New York, #GetUpNY is making a completely new story and image.
You can see more of Get Up NY’s images in the gallery above and follow them on their Instagram. Maybe you’ll get a follow back and find one of your pics pasted up around the city.
(Photo: Get Up NY)