September 24, 2012

Guerrilla Marketing or Art

This is a pretty nice installation in Breslau, Poland but it is not clear if it is art or guerrilla marketing, or a bit of both. At the very least it is a nice marketing effort for the artist who created this project.


Via: Rudi Schmidt

5 comments:

  1. theres a banner on a building behind the statues with the same logo they have on their necks

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  2. But were those bow ties added after the fact?

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  3. It can definitely be called art, and it made quite an impression on me when I first saw them. The city is actually Wroclaw, and the statues were there in 2006 when I visited the city, so I'm guessing that they were maybe installed there in the 90's? There are some in other locations as well. I found this comment about the statues: "They [the statues] show various people either descending or ascending from the pavement, and is meant to honour citizens who disappeared during periods of martial law in the 1980s."

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  4. Doru,
    Thank you so much for this follow-up and the details.

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  5. The logo and the bow ties you are wondering about refer the following:

    http://www.wro2016.pl/en/what-the-europen-capital-of-culture-is/

    It's a nice place to live anyway :-)

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