Photo by G. Art by Retna.
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Photos by G. Art by Faile.
Ding dong, that hideous JR mural on Bowery and Houston is dead! I mean no disrespect, but when the predecessors have been Kenny Scharf, Shepard Fairey, Barry McGee and Os Gemeos, JR’s former mural doesn’t hold a candle, according2g. Good news! Faile have replaced JR’s mural and it’s freakin’ awesome! Below are some closeups.
Dear taggers, there are plenty of walls in the city to write on, so please don’t fuck up this gorgeous mural! Love, G
Photos by G. Art by Barry McGee.
When I was in Los Angeles, artist Barry McGee was given the opportunity to be the latest person to design a mural on the corner of Bowery and Houston in Manhattan. If you’ll recall from previous posts, this wall has been the home to murals by Keith Haring, Os Gemeos and Shepard Fairey. Miraculously, the wall has not been ruined by vandals as of this writing. Keep it that way, please! There are so many walls in the city that are just crying out to be decorated.
Photo by G. May Day Mural by Shepard Fairey.
The Shepard Fairey May Day mural on Bowery and Houston in New York has been attacked again! Several days ago, vandals punched holes in this really cool mural and now a sign has been affixed to it. See a closeup of what the sign says after the jump.
Photo taken with my hand (in the pouring rain).
It’s been several hours and I am still spinning around about this! I went to check out artist Shepard Fairey’s new mural on Bowery on April 22, 2010 and I had a chance encounter with Mr. Fairey himself! It was a gorgeous sunny spring New York day and all of a sudden, a swarm of black clouds rolled in and it started pouring rain. Shepard Fairey was putting the finishing touches on his May Day mural to celebrate his next art show which will be held at Deitch Projects in May. In the rain, Shepard was cool enough to pose for a picture with me and I am very grateful! I literally stood in the rain for 20 minutes admiring the really cool mural (pictures after the jump) and then he came back and allowed me to take a brief video of him doing some finishing touches on it! Wow! Thanks so much for being so cool! In the off chance you don’t know his work, he designed the world famous “Obama Hope” poster and he is currently starring in “Exit Through The Gift Shop,” next year’s Oscar winner for Best Documentary and one of the best art films of all time! Thanks again Shepard!!!! This picture has already become so infamous, it’s already showed up on one of the coolest blogs of all time, The Worley Gig.
See some pictures of the May Day mural and a couple more of the supercute artist after the jump.