Object Orange

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Object Orange (formerly Detroit. Demolition. Disneyland.[1]) is an artistic project in Detroit, Michigan which seeks to draw attention to dilapidated buildings by painting them orange.[2]

The project is composed of local artists, who go by their first names only (Christian, Jacques, Greg, Mike[3] and Andy[4]) for fear of prosecution. James Canning, communications coordinator for the Mayor's office of Detroit, views the artists' actions as unlawful and vandalism, stating that any demolitions which took place following the project's painting expeditions have been coincidental.[5]

The artists chose the color "Tiggerific Orange[6]" from the Disney paint catalog by Behr[1] for its similarity to traffic cones and the safety orange worn by hunters.[5]

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  1. ^ a b The Detroiter article, based on an anonymous e-mail from the artists
  2. ^ Good Magazine, Issue 001
  3. ^ Urban Blight Gets a Paint Job, Transcript from segment by the Great Lakes Radio Consortium on January 23, 2006
  4. ^ Object Orange Goes National, Article in Absolute Michigan on December 12, 2006
  5. ^ a b Interview on NPR's Day to Day program, December 7, 2006
  6. ^ Disney paint catalog

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