Brad Downey’s latest: The prank of an evil genius and/or brilliant art

What is there to say about this latest piece from Brad Downey? I figure this is either something devised by an evil genius or a brilliant urban interventionist, or a bit of both. This might make me a bad person, but I’m definitely laughing. What do you think? The first image is a “before” and below is the “after.”

This was done in Essen, Germany and was paid for by Hacking the City.

Photos courtesy of Brad Downey