Ikea Goes Splasher on Red Hook Street Art
Ikea and the Splasher have something in common: Neither one likes street art very much. Whereas one wanders the streets and splatters street art with aqua, purple and white paint, the big Swedish multinational dispatches its workers with rollers and blue paint. The supremely ugly and monstrously long blue construction fence Ikea has put up on Beard Street in Red Hook has been adorned with street art from time to time, which at least relieves the ugly, deadening sameness that has ruled since Ikea dispatched the Todd Shipyard buildings. Until this week. Perhaps inspired by coverage of the paint vandal destroying street art all over New York City, the Ektorp People decided that they could no longer allow the street art adorning their construction fencing to continue. (The latest batch had been there for close to two months.) There was some great work by visualresistance, peripherpheralmediaproject, swoon and others. That's the "before and after" shot above.