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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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08.12.09 Bucky Turco

A colorful mural by Conor Harrington that was recently covered up by illegal NPA wildpostings (pictured left) in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District was liberated today by Public Ad Campaign and street artist DICKCHICKEN (pictured right). Hopefully, the outdoor advertising company doesn’t reclaim the space as quick as they did their other spots after the infamous whitewashing […]

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05.19.09 Will Sherman

The photos of last month’s New York Street Advertising Takeover do offer some interesting perspectives, but this interactive map really helps convey the project’s scale. Included on the newly public map are photos of the more than 120 illegal billboards that were whitewashed, photos of the artists’ work, some of their stories, and links to […]

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05.08.09 Bucky Turco

In addition to providing kindling for track fires in the subways, the free Metro paper is also great at getting stories completely wrong. In this article about the New York Street Advertising Takeover they get it wrong right from the outset: “One night not long ago while the city either partied or slept, a band […]

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04.28.09 Will Sherman

In addition to the one artist that was arrested during the New York Street Advertising Takeover, several other participants were taken into custody: 2 whitewashers and one videographer. Jordan Seiler of Public Ad Campaign writes: […]

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04.26.09 Will Sherman

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 […]

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04.25.09 Bucky Turco

On Saturday, Public Ad Campaign’s Jordan Seiler organized a massive ad space takeover in Manhattan and Brooklyn. The target: NPAs illegal outdoor billboards. They’re the main company that wheatpastes up promotional posters for various brands or what’s known in the industry as wild postings. According to Seiler, the Department of Buildings informed him that many […]

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