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11.22.13 Andy Cush

As we’ve seen with the recent whitewashing of 5Pointz, public art is often ephemeral, whether it’s legal or not. The Bowery Wall, which became an iconic spot for street art and graffiti after Keith Haring painted a mural there in 1982, is no different. Ever since 2008, when building owner Tony Goldman and Jeffery Deitch began […]

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04.27.10 Bucky Turco

Public Ad Campaign’s Jordan Seiler is much happier now that NPA has largely abandoned their illegal billboard bombing since it means for space for artists to takeover, like this recent site specific piece done by French artist OX in the East Village. Seiler also encouraged artists to take advantage of the new street levels canvasses, […]

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01.28.10 Bucky Turco

After two successful NYSAT (New York Street Advertising Takeover) operations, Public Ad Campaign’s Jordan Seiler just launched the digital arm of the project: a website. It’s chock full of galleries, videos, maps, and most importantly, it lists all of the MPA’s illegal ad locations, making it that much easier for anyone to take part in […]

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10.25.09 Bucky Turco

After the success of the last New York Street Advertising Takeover, Public Ad Campaign’s Jordan Seiler organized another contingent of conspirators—including ANIMAL’s own Will Sherman—to liberate the mostly illegally operated NPA billboards in Manhattan and Brooklyn on Sunday. Like last time, the first wave of volunteers in nifty OSHA-approved neon vests, buffed the ad spots […]

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