painted road in berlin painted road in berlin
may 03, 2010

painted road in berlin

image: thorbengeyer

last week a collection of cyclists dumped 13 gallons of paint on the road at berlin’s busy rosenthaler platz, creating a series of colourful lines as cars drove through. the reason for the event is unknown and locals are still speculating if it was vandalism or an art project. the various colours of paint were dumped onto the road in large puddles at different locations throughout the intersection. as traffic drove through, the paint was spread around creating lots of colourful lines. the motorists had no way of preventing their car from being the paintbrush for this street art. the creators of the project posted signs on post nearby explaining that the paint wasn’t harmful and would simply wash off with water. 


image: thorbengeyer

image: thorbengeyer


image: thorbengeyer

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  • Such a great idea… It’s like the marble art I made in preschool but a hundred times bigger in scale.

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    Arthi says:
  • More pictures – from above:

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    JB says:
  • looks really nice and I like the idea, BUT I myself would not like paint on my car or bike or clothes !!!

    nn says:
  • seht sehr geil aus! aber was ist die bedeutung davon?

    jahny says:
  • @ jahny
    that means streets/cities could be less “traurig” 🙂

    i always wandered why asphalt had to be black ?

    lionel says:
  • I’m sure th Ordnungsamt was not so happy about it. Looks great though!

    Dr. Design says:
  • ok, cool
    but why put more toxic materials in the environment for the sake of art?

    mantis says:
  • Great!

    Ina says:
  • Wow, that looks like a lot more than 13 gallons of paint. They picked nice bright colors … which makes me think they did it with good intentions.

    mikeg says:

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