AT&T Rips Off Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s ‘Gates’

05.26.10 Marina Galperina


Ad agency BBDO blatantly stole its concept for a recent AT&T ad from art duo Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Watch as their ample “coverage” is demonstrated by sprawling, orange fabric that covers buildings and landscapes while commercial extras gawk in glee. 

Not surprisingly, the CGI-laden travesty is followed by a disclaimer about the artists’ non-affiliation and an AT&T spokesman commented that the artists’ estate will not be compensated in any way. |Art Review|