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#AdTakeover 16 of 52: The Ecstasy of St Katsuhiro Otomo by @nomi_chi. Photo by @lunapark. #nomichi's statement in the comments.

#artinadplaces #adtakeover #nycstreetart #streetartnyc #streetart #nycart

#AdTakeover 15 of 52: An illustration from inside of Aleppo by @mollycrabapple, in collaboration with Marwan Hisham. "In 2015, my friend and fellow journalist Marwan Hisham visited East Aleppo, which was held by rebels at the time. Over a series of weeks, he sent me pictures of life beneath the Assad regime's daily bombardment, which I then drew from. This drawing shows the frontline neighborhood of Bustan Qusr, where residents had turned a bus into a makeshift shelter from snipers. As Syria makes its annual appearance in American headlines, this is a tribute to people who endured six years of war."
- #MollyCrabapple

Photo by @lunapark

#adbust #artinadplaces #nycstreetart #streetartnyc #streetart #nycart

#AdTakeover 14 of 52: "Stop Telling Women to Smile" by @tlynnfaz​. Part of her @stoptellingwomentosmile series. "Stop Telling Women to Smile is one piece in a series of work about gender based street harassment. This work is challenging sexism in public spaces by taking the faces and voices of women and placing them in the environment that so often is hostile and dangerous for us: the street. "Art in Ad Places is important for work like this because it replaces the sometimes damaging images from advertisers, with artwork by artists and activists that can provide beauty and solace for passersby."
- Tatyana Fazlalizadeh

Photo by @lunapark

#stoptellingwomentosmile #adbust #artinadplaces #nycstreetart #streetartnyc #streetart #nycart #tatyanafazlalizadeh

Ad takeover 13 of 52: "I will never sin again" by @tina_lugo13. Photo by @lunapark. "I use art as a way to reach people and talk about difficult subjects. Maybe it will elicit a feeling you can’t quite put into words. Maybe it brings up a taboo topic. That's what I want to ignite. I chose something that could be visually striking to look at, but it isn’t until you look past the bright colors that a darker turn of events takes place. I participated in this project because I am a born and raised Bronxite and it meant a lot to me to have that outer borough visibility, and hopefully show the youth in my old stomping grounds that art isn’t a 'dead-end job', and can take you from one stop on the 6 train, all the way around the world." - Tina Lugo

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Ad takeover 12 of 52: MY AD IS NO AD by @johnfekner. Photos by @lunapark.

This piece is a recreation of John Fekner's historic "MY AD IS NO AD" billboard from 1980, and was installed in solidarity with #subvertisersinternational's #subvertthecity campaign, an anti-advertising call to action taking place this week around the world. Props to @brandalismproject, @jordanseiler, and everyone else involved in that global ad takeover project. Ad takeovers are not new. We are not the only people taking part. You can too!

A message from John Fekner in the comments... #artinadplaces #adtakeover #johnfekner #adbust #nycstreetart #streetart #myadisnoad

Ad takeover 11 of 52: @jessxsnow, in collaboration with Jordan Alam. Photo by @lunapark.

Jess says that the work was made "in response to the recent anti-immigrant executive orders and as a love letter to the Muslim immigrant community." Jordan expands on that thought:
"'To Allah we belong and to Allah we return' is a rough translation of the dua said at someone’s death. Blessed is this temporary cycle. We are part of a long lineage, a history of others who have dreamed us into being (as Walidah Imarisha puts it in the introduction to Octavia’s Brood). We are ourselves complete and also part of this larger whole and while we are impermanent, we are irreplaceable. Remember that you have the hands of ancestors at your back, and the duty to dream of the generations ahead of you." #WeAreIrreplaceable #OurAncestorsDreamedOfUs #NoBanNoWall #ArtInAdPlaces #AdTakeover #AdBust #nycstreetart #streetart #resist #RefugeesWelcome #NoOneIsIllegal #NoMuslimBan

This week's #adtakeover is a two-for-one special from @jonburgerman. Photos by @lunapark.

Jon says, "I fully support the idea to disrupt the onslaught of commercial images that swamp our cities and shared environments. I wanted to share work with no slogans, mottos, tag lines or credits. Just an intriguing image. The pieces I chose are from a series of tiny sculptures I’ve been making, initially based on people, unknown to me, who I’ve seen in and around New York. I hoped the pieces would make people wonder who or what these things are, and perhaps find familiarity with the children’s modelling material that they are made out of. Maybe they will spark curiosity and joy and go someway to remind us that we were all once children, children who would play without any reason for doing so, and how wonderful that can be." #artinadplaces #adbust #jonburgerman #itsgreattocreate #nycstreetart

@cherylpope's I HATE THE SOUND OF SILENCE is ad takeover #9 of 52, on a payphone with three advertisements, but zero functioning phones. Photo by @lunapark. Cheryl's statement in the comments.
#adtakeover #adbust #cherylpope #artinadplaces

Ad takeover #8 of 52 is the work of @laughingloone. Read Noel'le's statement in the comments.
Photo by @lunapark

No Future by @obeygiant for #artinadplaces

Shepard says, "Art in public space, especially in place of an ad, disrupts the trance of conspicuous consumption that is perpetuated by the constant bombardment of advertising communication that suggests our value and values are determined by the things we purchase. Creative expression as an alternative to advertising or even a critique of advertising gives us a wider and invigorated perspective, as well as an understanding that communication can go two ways.
"My art is usually social and political regardless of who is in the White House, but my concerns and frustrations are amplified by the election of Donald Trump. I joked while Trump was campaigning that his slogan should be 'Manifest Density,' a parody of 'Manifest Destiny,' which was an embarrassingly egotistical pronouncement by rich white men that it was God’s desire for them to conquer ocean to ocean in the territory that would become the United States. Trump appealed to an uninformed electorate who looked for scapegoats and were driven by most likely one or more of the dark impulses listed in the print. I’m pushing for a future where those impulses have no place and definitely no traction. Let’s move forward, not backward." Photo by @lunapark
#adbust #adtakeover #nycstreetart #obeygiant #shepardfairey

Do #valentinesday right: destroy a sexist advertisement (chocolate is good too)

Another view of #ArtinAdPlaces' latest install: art by @misterhouser.

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