As an original and clandestine way of announcing the art exhibition “Letters to Andy Warhol” at the Cadillac House in Munich, perhaps Germany’s best-known graffiti artist Loomit was given the task of vandalizing a billboard in Munich’s pedestrian precinct – inspired by Andy Warhol’s own artistic style.
In a cloak-and-dagger operation, the graffiti artist sprayed up a giant Cadillac advertising billboard in Munich’s city center.
What, at first sight, seemed like an act of pure vandalism emerged a few days later instead as an authentic way of heralding the art exhibition “Letters to Andy Warhol”, taking place at the Cadillac House in Munich.
It was back in 1984, when graffiti in Germany was still in its infancy, that Loomit (real name Mathias Köhler) sprayed his first graffiti art on to the water tower in Buchloe. In the same year came his first arrest for vandalism. But it was his Geltendorf train – the first completely sprayed S-Bahn train – that marked the start of his entry onto the scene. And over the years, he has been able to make the transition from illegal sprayer to recognized and sought-after graffiti artist.