Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Employ a Vandal - Get a Vandal: Brad Downey dismissed by KaDeWe

American (Street) Artist Brad Downey followed the invitation of Lacoste to create a window display for massive department store KaDeWe in west Berlin. With the motto "Employ a Vandal - Get a Vandal", last week thursday he took a fire extinguisher filled with green paint and sprayed the windows from one side to the other. Media first thought is was a terrorist attack. Later they thought it was a PR campaign by Lacoste to promote their 75th anniversary. Lacoste and KaDeWe got a lot of media. Brad Downey, who wanted to exhibit the film of this action in his window display, is not allowed to exhibit anymore. Dave the Chimp wrote about it on his Fotolog, so did Rebel Art. I am at the opening tomorrow, probably at least...
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