Thursday, January 22, 2009

Spending Time With Poster Boy

Poster Boy is a New York City based street artist. By using a razor, Poster Boy slices up advertisements in the subway to create completely original works of art. You can find pictures of his work here. This is an analog version of online mash-ups for the masses. The advertisers who get their ads cut up are probably upset (which is why Poster Boy has to remain anonymous). However, think about it - isn't he really adding value by making every poster he remixes into an original piece of art? Poster Boy is doing on the street what Andy Warhol did for Campbell's soup in the galleries. If I was an advertiser, I would pay him to cut up my ads and put them on display in a gallery. I bet that show would get lots of PR and goodwill in the artist community and beyond. Keep your friends close and your enermies even closer...

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