The NYSAT project was made possible through the hard work and dedication of over a 100 artists, activists, photographers, videographers, lawyers, mothers, fathers, students, teachers, and public citizens. It was a project put on by the folks at Public Ad Campaign. With a group of volunteers and artists, over 120 illegal billboards throughout the city of New York were white washed.
After the billboards were whitewashed, a group of artists hit the streets and painted art on the white washed spaces. Although all locations were eventually covered back in advertisement, for a short while the city of New York was able to enjoy free art in their public space.
My birdguns for the NYSAT
Myself and Philip Lumbang painting after white washing the illegal billboards
Myself and fellow artist Philip Lumbang were interviewed that afternoon by NYCtheblog. Check it out below: