Posts Tagged ‘Street art’

Street Faireys

May 4, 2010

Shepard Fairey is at it again, painting murals on various locations around New York City.  In conjunction with the final exhibition at Deitch Project, Fairey has painted a large outdoor mural at the Bowrey and Houston site made famous by Keith Haring. A wall at the Cooper Square Hotel, and a spot at the Ace Hotel are also being painted. There are already 6 sites in New York featuring his work, with a rumored 7th spotted on Broadway around 28th Street this morning.

The show, entitled “May Day” and a pop up store featuring his work in collaboration with Obey opened this weekend.

While many appreciate the art, graffiti artists are bombing the sites regularly , as a statement against his authority as an artist.

Fairey, a street artist, is best known for his colorful poster of Barack Obama with the word “hope” at the bottom.

The Many Faces of Union Square

November 13, 2009

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Using chalk and concrete as his medium, New York City street artist Felix Morelo is changing the face of Union Square: literally.

When we met up with him this morning, he was creating an undulating path of hand drawn faces that snaked from West 16th Street through Union Square Park, and was planned to end at the corner of 17th Street and Park Avenue.

Taking inspiration from the similarities, yet subtle differences between people, Morelo draws faces in his signature “scribbled” style.  As is his mission, each face is unique, yet strikingly the same. He has chosen to work in an outdoor venue, as it allows the public to be part of the artist’s creative journey.

Check out his work today in Union Square Park today!

Photo: Indigo Jones


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