Sorry it’s blurry. But it’s funny.
So obviously I am into art and museums and wouldn’t pick a museum ad to target if I was out there tagging. BUT—in a certain way it was really cool to see this modified ad. Basically, someone cut out all the non-art and left us with the original photograph, the way you’d see it on the white wall at the Jewish Museum if you actually went to The Radical Camera: New York’s Photo League, 1936-1951. Call me an over-analytical grad student, but I dug it.
To me, these Cole Haan ads are just missing something. Promising idea but I think the copy’s kind of lame…
This advertisement (?) appeared in my Montrose station maybe a week ago. So, has anyone called this number and lived to tell about it?
I know I’m not the only person who absolutely loves the new BAM advertising campaign, right???
gentrification of brooklyn billboard on Flickr.
This billboard on Fulton Street was part of the promotion for the Museum of Contemporary African Diaspora Arts’ (MoCADA) exhibition on The Gentrification of Brooklyn. These billboards were created by the Toronto based artists, Specter. The exhibition included the works of several Brooklyn-based artists, as well as those who have been forced to relocate as a result of gentrification.
Growing up in New York City, I’ve always been fascinated by the constant changes of neighborhoods. Whether it’s gentrification or migration, everything evolves. Lately, it seems that in the never ending quest for cheap rents in Manhattan and now Brooklyn, the lower classes that have settled and made homes in these now desirable areas are being pushed out. First, it may start with a simple organic grocery, and then the real estate developers come, driving out established residents with their bulldozers.