been four days since more than two dozen buildings and public spaces
across Boston, Cambridge, and beyond got smacked with posters of Mitt
Romney and Barack Obama flashing cash like Biggie at a strip club.
The life-size black-and-white images are hard to miss; from a lot
near Malden High School to Jamaica Plain, both candidates appear to
be laughing at the voting masses as a caricature lobbyist cracks a
suitcase full of Benjamins.
DEPT. OF REINTERPRETATION10 years agoOctober 16, 1998 | Reporter Sarah McNaught interviewed conceptual artist Paul Richard about his latest “work.”“The 36-year-old provocateur...recently climbed up on a massive billboard in Kendall Square and pasted, beside a picture of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, a sign that read PAUL RICHARD PRESENTS APPLE COMPUTERS, SPECIAL THANKS TO JOHN AND YOKO.
THE WRITING IS ON THE WALL AND IT’S BEEN PENNED IN FLOURESCENT HUES5 years agoApril 11, 2003 | Camille Dodero looked at how city surfaces were providing "a canvas for public expression" concerning the Iraq War.“In the cavernous front lobby of Simmons College’s Main College Building, there’s a bathroom-graffiti-style debate unfurling on a long scroll of white paper.
Obama the Giant Has A Posse
Not bad for a guy who started out making "Andre the Giant Has A Posse" stickers, eh?
Today, the campaign of Barack H. Obama unveiled its newest campaign tool -- a limited (but not too limited) edition poster of the candidate designed by Shepard Fairey, the street-art provocateur who helped popularize the idea of brand-theft/street-art/anti-marketing as a swiss-army tool of urban resistance.