Spraypaint-Wielding Drone Helps Pioneer a New Type of Vandalism
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Last year street artist Katsu caused a stir with his Drone Paintings. Last week he caused a stir by turning the technology against advertising with a public act of vandalism.
exhibited by NYC-based gallery The Hole at the Silicon Valley Art Fair:
Producing those was a lot more complicated than simply attaching a can of Krylon to a Phantom. The artist spent months “[experimenting] with the weight of the paint, the straw for the sprayer, the sensor for the can activation, the flight of the drone and different paint and surfaces,” then had to contend with the paint stream getting buffeted by the rotors’ wash, and trying to keep the drone righted when the very act of spraying blows it off-course.
But he pressed on, and last week Katsu left his mark (literally) across the gi-normous billboard space just up the block from Core77’s NYC HQ, at Lafayette and Houston Street. The target was a multistory Calvin Klein ad featuring Kendall Jenner, and anyone who was around at the right time on Wednesday night might’ve spotted this:
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