Citi Bike protested by sculpture

Citi Bike launched this week in Man­hat­tan and Brook­lyn to much fan­fare and con­ster­na­tion. A Clin­ton Hill res­i­dent, car­toon­ist Alex Gruss, found a cre­ative way to share his opin­ion of Citi Bikes. He protested cor­po­rate adver­tis­ing by plac­ing this sculp­ture among the racks.

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Photo by Alex Gruss

Gruss explained his project: “I cel­e­brate the idea of sav­ing energy and bicy­cle rid­ing but I am out­raged by the fact that a huge con­glom­er­ate has been invited to adver­tise them­selves on every cor­ner of New York City. That’s what I tried to con­vey when com­ing up with the idea of mix­ing the art piece with the Citibank bicy­cles.” The piece was cre­ated by sculp­tor Jack Jano.

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Photo by Alex Gruss