Berlin Fashion Week was the perfect target for local artist Vermibus, whose ad-busting interventions subvert the very image the fashion world had descended on Berlin to project.
After using solvents to significantly alter advertising posters featuring glossy images of beautiful people, Vermibus re-hangs his artworks in advertising hoardings for maximum impact.
And this was what he did at the U-Bahnhof at Rosenthaler Platz when the fashion elite were in town for one of the industry’s flagship events.
Vermibus’s intervention at the newly opened Mario Testino exhibition, In Your Face, at the Kunstbibliothek Berlin, were he elected to hang an altered image of Kate Moss in a stairwell, was possibly even more daring.
Vermibus – In Your Face