Italy paints pigeons to make them more beautiful for tourists
For a project called “Some pigeons are more equal than others,” artists Julius von Bismarck and Julian Charriere spraypainted a handful of Venice’s pigeons and rereleased them in time for 2012 Venice Biennale. The German duo dyed the birds in the radiant colors of Macaws, Flamingos and Cardinals, with the hope that tourists would notice their beauty, and stop referring to them as “rats of the sky.”
Though we’re not sure what type of spray paint they used or how it was applied, Designboom claims no pigeons were harmed during their makeovers. It remains to be seen how the other pigeons respond to their punky new looks.
Either way, you have to hand it to the Italians for always putting fashion first, and constantly getting behind projects to make their lives more beautiful.
For more photos, check out Julian-Charriere.net