Henk Hofstra's Urban River

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Want to be featured on Google Earth? One artist did so badly, he went about creating an extreme piece of art he hoped would be picked up by the satellite cameras.

To date, there's no sign of Henk Hofstra's urban river.

The Dutch artist painted the streets of Drachten, The Netherlands a vibrant shade of blue with the hope of creating the illusion that the city was built on water.

Will this become the next big thing in art? Creating images so tremendously large with the intention of it being picked up by Google Earth? Was that the thought behind this Dubai ad too? Stats for Art for Google Earth Trending: Older & Average
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