Artists Mini Graff
Medium Acrylic / printing ink on acid free, Fabriano 600gsm paper / hand-coloured A3 photocopy posters
Location Sydney / Berlin

ACHTUNG!! Die grosskapitalistischen Huhner kommen!!

ACHTUNG!! is a series that explores issues of  ownership or private and public space – right to the city. Whilst in Berlin in 2008, Mini Graff created this series – with giant capitalist chickens chasing down the Running Couple through and around the proposed O2 stadium car park development, which if constructed, threatened a prominent section of the Berlin Wall.

The week after returning to Sydney, the famous poster bridge in Newtown had been painted Mission Brown, the posters removed. They were replaced by the text ‘BILL POSTERS WILL BE PROSECUTED’ and ‘ADVERTISE HERE’, with a phone number connected to a private marketing company. Mini Graff used Joe and Josephine to create an appropriate response to the corporate hijacking of (what was considered) a community space.

Chicken poster in front of the controversial O2 World Stadium, (East Side gallery) Berlin, Germany. Hand-coloured photocopy, 2008

© 2008 Mini Graff

Mini Graff print

ACHTUNG!! 2008, Edition of 5, photopolymer stamp on paper, 165 x 240 mm

© 2008 Mini Graff

Joe and Josephine in Newtown (detail)

© 2008 Mini Graff

Joe and Josephine in Newtown (Enmore Road), November 2008

© 2008 Mini Graff