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Massive Paint Attack in Berlin

Yesterday a massive paint attack happened in the heart of Berlin! The Rosenthaler Platz, which is the center of one of Berlin’s creative areas (a lot of street art and nice galleries can be found around it!) was repainted.

The whole action took only a few seconds:

…bikers had poured paint from big boxes in front of cars that waited for green lights. So the cars and their wheels, if the driver wanted it or not, became the brush tool for this guerilla public art piece. (dkomm.wordpress.com)

Paint Attack: Guerilla Art or Marketing?

I could gather the info that the action had no commercial background but can rather be connected to the movement and idea of Reclaim the City. Activists taped posters round about the paint attack spot reading that they used washable, organic, biodegradable paint to ensure that there’s no long term harm to the junction.

Although it’s maybe one of these guerilla marketing actions, it’s a quite nice idea and a great realization, ’cause the whole painting was done by the public! If you ask me, all the streets should have such a powerful coating. Today, I took some shots of the colorful chaos…

For more info, check out the corresponding video clip about Berlin’s painting reality

Massive Paint Attack in Berlin
Massive Paint Attack in Berlin

3 total comments on this postSubmit yours
  1. schade, dass es schon so schnell wieder weg war.

  2. yeah, to bad that the paint was gone that fast…but hey, nobody holds you back to do such an action again ;-)

  3. it wasn’t me it wasn’t me … ;-)
    check out the official video! just premiered online:
    http://painting.iepe.net

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