A well-known graffiti artist used a drone to attack Kendall Jenner’s Calvin Klein billboard in New York City. The artist in question was Katsu, who said he wanted to make an artistic statement, despite engaging in a bit of old fashioned vandalism in the process.
The artist used a high-tech gadget that was built to carry and activate a can of spray paint, according to Engadget. The resourceful graffiti artist wanted to attack Jenner’s Calvin Klein billboard, which features a six-story installation. Katsu couldn’t control the drone to create an actual drawing on Jenner’s face, so he created some red lines near her face. He claims that he has nothing against the older Jenner sister, and he just wanted to create an artistic display.
What’s surprising about this vandalism stunt is that Katsu was able to graffiti the model’s face without getting arrested. To create his attack, he attached a can of red spray paint to a drone and blasted the image of Kendall’s face via remote control, reported Wired magazine.
“It was a bit tense. It turned out surprisingly well. It’s exciting to see its first potential use as a device for vandalism.”
No one’s impressed by the artistic statement that Katsu made though. One onlooker said the attack looked amateurish, and the Calvin Klein brand paid a lot of money to put Kendall Jenner’s face on display.
“It looks like a mistake. It doesn’t seem like [KATSU] has a lot of experience. He messed up the billboard. Calvin Klein paid a lot of money to put it up there. I don’t think it’s a good idea.”
Katsu doesn’t have any targets in mind when he vandalizes billboards and ads. His last target included the Silicon Valley tech entrepreneurs, including Mark Zuckerberg, according to CBS San Francisco News. His Kendall Jenner Billboard vandalism is associated with other acts of Katsu vandalism that are chronicled online, including one that’s titled “The Future of Vandalism.”
This type of graffiti art isn’t new. In fact, drones are used to give vandalisers an easy — albeit illegal — access to ads and billboards without having to climb or rappel. Graffiti drones can also come with expensive vandalism cleanup costs for the city.
The Inquisitr previously reported that Kendall Jenner is having a feud with her younger sister Kylie Jenner. There are new reports claiming that Kendall’s snootiness is the fuel behind her fights with Kylie. In fact, she thinks that her younger sister’s styling is “tacky” and “trashy.”
Reports claim Kendall and Kylie aren’t working on projects together anymore, but Kylie’s Instagram account tells a different story. The teen shared a photo of the allegedly temperamental twosome working on a new clothing line. The Jenner sisters also have also worked on an exclusive clothing line at PacSun.
[Image: John Sciulli/Getty Images for Calvin Klein]