words Justin McGuirk
This is the kind of graffiti you get in East London these days. It used to be just racist taunts, tags and Banksy – now we’ve got the art mob to contend with. But who would perpetrate such blasphemy? A jealous architect sore from losing competitions to Rem? A disgruntled employee native to Bethnal Green? Will Alsop? What’s intriguing is that the culprit is cultured enough to hate Rem Koolhaas but not literate enough to know that his sentence is missing an “an”. Regardless, we’re pretty sure Rem will be deeply flattered. Hold on a minute! We spotted this a couple of weeks before OMA’s TVCC building in Beijing went up in flames. Could it be the same person?