German Artists Come to Terms with Consequences of Flag Installation at Brooklyn Bridge

August 21st, 2014

Matthias Wermke and Mischa Leinkauf above the Brooklyn Bridge, via The GuardianThe Guardian reports on the legal fallout surrounding the installation of two white flags on the Brooklyn Bridge by a pair of German artists.  Matthias Wermke and Mischa Leinkauf installed the flags a month ago, gaining considerable attention by both the NYPD and the national media before slipping out of the country several days later.  “We knew that the piece in all probability would prevent us from ever returning to the States,” Wermke and Leinkauf said in an email interview with the Guardian. “However, it always was clear that we would claim responsibility. From a legal standpoint it might not seem logical, but for us this is the very purpose of the piece. I must admit that it was a very hard decision to make.”Read more at The Guardian