Monday, January 24, 2011
This is one of those projects that I stumble upon and end up asking myself, "how I have not seen this?", "how are there hardly any views on this guy's Flickr?". These images are the work of Mike Mandel and Larry Sultan, a team of artists that hijacked billboards between 1973 and 1990. They are subversive, clever and artfully done, not to mention complex in their installation. I don't know much about the history of what I can only define as "street art", but I have to think these were quite cutting edge. More of my favorites after the jump but definitely take a look at the Flickr set to see more and also get some behind the scenes/making of shots.