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Artists Start a Battle Against Advertising

Over the weekend, a group of artists took to the streets of Manhattan in a battle of art and advertising. According to the Public Ad Campaign group, there are over 500 ‘illegal’ street-level billboards around New York City, covered with unauthorized wheat-pasted advertising. Participating in an a second round of ‘New York Street Advertising Take Over’ (NYSAT2), the artists attempted to reclaim the public space on Sunday, white-washing and creating art over more than 100 of the billboards.

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