Saber: #DefendTheArts Over the New York City VideoJuxtapoz // Tuesday, 25 Sep 2012
As we announced on the site this past week, former Juxtapoz cover artist SABER was going to take to the skies (much like he did in protest to the public art moratorium in LA last year) to protest Mitt Romney's claim to eliminate funding for The National Endowment for the Arts, PBS, and NPR if elected. And take to the skies SABER did, over NYC this weekend...
As Frank151 wrote: "It seemed almost overly ambitious, but last Sunday artist Saber made good on his promise to dispatch a fleet of skywriting jets over a major American City. That major American city was New York.
"For approximately one hour on Sunday, September 23rd, a fleet of five synchronized jets created words and phrases visible over greater NYC. Saber's campaign was meant to raise awareness about art-program cuts that would most likely take place in a Mitt Romney administration.
"This is footage from Sunday's campaign shot at various locations, complete with Saber speaking about what it took, and how it felt, to 'get up' that big."