Anna Randal for Art-Sheep
Οn July 17th, 2014, graffiti artist Mobstr began, a curious experiment between him and the London authorities; a game that came to its end just a few months ago. For his project, he would tag the same wall over and over again, leading public cleaners to wipe his graffiti off the wall. Mobstr would continue tagging the wall, until the authorities had to paint the wall all red, something that -of course, didn’t stop Mobstr from replying one last time.
As he explains on his website, “I cycled past this wall on the way to work for years. I noticed that graffiti painted within the red area was ‘buffed’ with red paint. However, graffiti outside of the red area would be removed via pressure washing. This prompted the start of an experiment. Unlike other works, I was very uncertain as to what results it would yield. Below is what transpired over the course of a year.”