You would think that the top of a six-story Calvin Klein ad would be difficult to tag for even the most enterprising of vandals.
But not even Kendall Jenner’s innocent face is safe from a drone.
According to a Wired report, graffiti artist KATSU tagged her face on Wednesday night.
Here’s a look at one of the nicest strokes, thanks to a mysterious Youtube video, which you can watch the full version of below.
The billboard features former “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” and Kardashian sister Kendall Jenner. Part of the #mycalvins campaign, the ad went up earlier in April to replace a possibly photoshopped Justin Bieber.
The Bieber ad got egged.
The drone is way more clever.
Given that the six-story billboard stands at the ultra-busy Houston and Broadway intersection, the result is pretty epic.
Here’s the landscape view.
And the close-up.
Drones are most often used to monitor crops, take photos, or shoot missles.
But here one is, joyfully buzzing across a celebrity’s face.
“It turned out surprisingly well,” KATSU told Wired. “It’s exciting to see its first potential use as a device for vandalism.”
The sixty-second tag was super tense.
“Seventy per cent of the concentration is in maintaining this equilibrium with the two dimensional surface while you are painting,” the artist said.
This is only the beginning of drone-based street art. KATSU explained that the Calvin Klein tag was a proof of concept — he’ll be releasing a more user-friendly version of the graffiti drone “very soon,” he says.
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