In a Year of Art in Ad Places

Parker Day [photo for Art in Ad Places by Luna Park]
I last wrote about the Art in Ad Places project in February 2017, a few weeks into the year-long, anti-advertising marketing campaign. We’ve since completed our 52 week mission of replacing NYC phone booth ads with art. This Friday, we celebrate at Lucas Lucas with a show of my photographs of the project, each featured artist’s statement on why they participated, an installation from our friend Jordan Seiler, and a launch for the booklet we’re releasing about the project. Details of the show after some highlights below:

For Freedoms – Featuring Hank Willis Thomas [photo for Art in Ad Places by Luna Park]
Shepard Fairey [photo for Art in Ad Places by Luna Park]

Art in Ad Places | Exhibition, Book Launch, Celebration
January 26 – February 3, 2018
Opening: Friday, January 26, 7-10pm

Lucas Lucas
57 Conselyea Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Thursdays-Sundays 11am-7pm

L to Lorimer/G to Metropolitan

Hope to see you all there.

Putting Art in Ad Places

Adam Wallacavage for Art in Ad Places (photo by Luna Park)

Seeing how we’re already into February, I thought I’d share some of the first images from Art in Ad Places, a year-long ad takeover project I’ve committed to documenting. Once a week for 52 weeks, an advertisement in a NYC telephone booth will be removed and replaced with art.

Why? Because:

Outdoor advertising is visual pollution.
Outdoor advertising can be psychologically damaging.
Outdoor advertising is pushed on viewers without their consent.
Outdoor advertising marks underutilized venues for other messages.
By replacing advertisements with artwork, Art in Ad Places provides a public service and alternative vision of our public environment.

Kristen Liu Wong for Art in Ad Places (photo by Luna Park)
Jeffrey Gibson for Art in Ad Places (photo by Luna Park)
Monica Canilao & Eric Loundy for Art in Ad Places (photo by Luna Park)
Michelle Angela Ortiz for Art in Ad Places (photo by Luna Park)

More information at https://www.artinadplaces.com/.