Saturday, June 6, 2015

Pick a Poem

According to the idea that art has to be present in the public space, the author Helmut Seethaler has been writing poems on scraps of paper and sticking them on lamp posts in Vienna's main streets, on building site fences, on trees in parks and on the walls of subway stations since 1973. He was reported for damage to property thousands of times until in 1998 finally the Supreme Court classified his activity as "art" and therefore as "worthy of protection".

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