Armed with 2 cherry pickers, cut outs, and enough paste to cover a building, OBEY‘s artist Shepard Fairey descended onto the public space on the hectic intersection of Houston and Bowery this morning for his latest installation. As a jump start to his multiple project take-over around New York in the month of May, the artist and members of Team Fairy created a large scale mural featuring icons of political commentaries, propaganda, social equality. The work started yesterday with the entire team readied the wall, managed by gallery Deitch Project (where Os Gemeos’ mural used to be), as the initial preparation, Came this morning was the second phase of the installation, as Fairey pasted on cutouts large and small. Plenty of curiosity seekers along with friends, such as photographer Martha Cooper and graffiti artist BLADE, swung by to see the work. The last phase of the installation will take place tomorrow as the team put on a few more finishing touches.
Shepard Fairey New Mural
East Houston Street & Bowery | Map
New York, NY