Seen from my window: painted ad on building at 8th ave & 34th st
According to this website, ""The Wall" is the largest painted wall ad in New York City. Located at 496 8th Avenue, at 34th Street, this 8-story building overlooks the heavily trafficked area of Penn Station and Madison Square Garden. [Note: Just counting the floors on the adjacent buildings as a yardstick shows the ad takes up more than 8 stories.] On a clear day, the billboard can be seen from 20 blocks down 8th Avenue. It is 225 feet high and 95 feet wide. It's stated that a half ton of enamel paint is used in each mural. It costs upwards of $175,000/month for advertisers to rent the space. Most murals use 4 painters and can take up to 12 days to paint each mural. Most murals remain for 1-3 months before design/advertisers change."
I think every ad is an over-sized work of art that exceeds highly acclaimed modern art. Yet the ads are taken for granted as part of the NYC midtown landscape.