And the message is… VOTE!

Loud and clear from artist Karen Fiorito

Billboard Art in Phoenix Is Tackling Abortion Bans, by Lynn Trimble. Hyperallergic, October 2, 2022

The Grand Avenue Billboard Project enables artists like Karen Fiorito to publicly express their political views.

PHOENIX — On a billboard that looms over the Grand Avenue arts district, artist Karen Fiorito has installed artworks decrying abortion bans and obstructionist politicians. One side of the billboard features the five conservative Supreme Court Justices who voted to overturn Roe v. Wade, and the other highlights 11 politicians who’ve opposed legislation aimed at improving education, health care, voting rights, and more. Read the whole article here.

“Indecline” Ups the Ante with Naked Trump on a Billboard

Activists Indecline hoist up naked Trump. Let’s hope this clown doesn’t get away with murder.

Billboard pairs naked Trump clown statue with John Wayne Gacy quote
by Emily Van de Riet
August 17, 2018

LOS ANGELES, California (Meredith) — A billboard in Los Angeles is stirring up controversy after displaying a statue of President Donald Trump as a naked clown.

The billboard reads, “A clown can get away with murder” in all capital letters. This quote is attributed to serial killer John Wayne Gacy, who infamously dressed up as a clown when he killed his victims.

The American activist group Indecline is responsible for creating the billboard. In a statement to CNN, Indecline said the message of the billboard is that American core values are being lost in the current political climate.

The group also said the use of the John Wayne Gacy quote was inspired by Trump’s own statement at a campaign rally in January 2016. At the Iowa rally, the then-presidential candidate said, “I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose voters.”

Indecline said Trump was correct about the loyalty of his base, and that such unconditional support is part of the problem.

Read the rest of this article here.

Unsanctioned Street Signs Caution Minneapolis Citizens

Fake street signs warn of ‘easily startled’ police in Twin Cities
by Erin Adler
Star Tribune
July 24, 2017

At least two orange street signs reading “Warning: Twin Cities police easily startled” were seen in the Twin Cities Sunday.

A fake street sign mounted on the same pole as two legitimate ones at the intersection of Cedar and Riverside Aves. Sunday evening in Minneapolis. Erin Adler, Star Tribune

Joe Morino brought an incredulous friend to see the orange street sign he just spotted in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis.

The official-looking metal sign read: \”WARNING: TWIN CITIES POLICE EASILY STARTLED.\” It featured a graphic silhouette of a police officer, a gun in each raised hand, shooting in both directions.

\”There\”™s a side of truth to the sign,\” Morino said after snapping a picture of it. \”That tells you there is something wrong with the system.\” Continue reading “Unsanctioned Street Signs Caution Minneapolis Citizens”

Billboard Artvertising

From artist Brian Kane:

Healing Tool is art designed for people in cars.

Nature Billboard, by Brian Kane

A temporary public art installation using digital billboards on interstate freeways. June 28 June – July 26 , 2015

Read more about this at Huffington Post here.

Art Moves — The Festival of Art on Billboards

Artists are invited to prepare an artwork in response to this year”™s competition theme “Where is the meaning? At the top or at the bottom?”

We use a billboard – the symbol of the modern age consumption – and change it into an object of consideration, reflection and a deep insight into ourselves and the surrounding reality. Our festival is organized by artists in close co-operation with other artists.

There is no entry fee. The Competition is open and all artists interested in billboard art are invited to take part. The works should be submitted by the 20th July, 2012 via electronic mail to the address: Continue reading “Art Moves — The Festival of Art on Billboards”