Why does the complete work of art consist of 361 bottles?
The number of bottles is a homage to the former postcodes of the Berlin-Kreuzberg district, home of 1UP. The number 361 is a combination of the first postcode, 36, and the second postcode, 61.
Who is 1UP?
The sprayer crew from Berlin-Kreuzberg has been active nationally and internationally since 2003 and has sprayed in Paris, Istanbul and Thailand, among other places. Nowadays, their works can be found not only on house walls and trains but also in renowned exhibitions from New York to Tokyo and in specially published illustrated books. Due to the illegality of some of their actions, the artists’ collective operates in complete anonymity.