Showing posts with label Shepard Fairey. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Shepard Fairey. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

4 years on, the Shepard Fairey mural is being chipped away on 1st Avenue and 11th Street

Thanks to the reader photos/tips about the southwest corner of First Avenue at 11th Street... where workers started removing the Shepard Fairey mural this past weekend  ... these photos are from yesterday...
This work arrived here in October 2016. Titled "Rise Above," the mural featured an image of Fairey's daughter when she was 3 years old. (She is now in her mid-teens.) 

In an Instagram post, the L.I.S.A. Project, the public art charity responsible for this wall, said that "an aged building with a NW exposure and a bad pipe burst has taken its toll" on the mural these past four years.

The mural's goal was "to supply some brightness and positivity for the locals wandering below — especially the children coming and going from neighboring P.S. 19."

The L.I.S.A. Project is promising a new mural on this space.

Meanwhile, at least one reader figured the Michael Jackson mural on the other side of the Avenue might be removed first...

Friday, August 25, 2017

From Joey Ramone to Debbie Harry on the Bowery

Back on Monday, a crew painted over the two-year-old Joey Ramone/CBGB mural on Bleecker at the Bowery...

In its place on Tuesday, Shepard Fairey (in connection with The L.I.S.A. Project NYC) created a mural in honor of Debbie Harry and Blondie...

..which wrapped up on Wednesday afternoon with a visit by Harry and Chris Stein. (Godlis has some photos here.)

Harry and Fairey previously collaborated on a project for his Obey fashion label coinciding with the 40-year anniversary of Blondie's debut album.

Updated 8:30 a.m.

Lola Sáenz notes this morning that, given the placement of the cardboard, it appears Debbie Harry has a new necklace...

Sunday, October 2, 2016

A look at Shepard Fairey's mural Rise Above, now complete on 11th Street at 1st Avenue

Shepard Fairey's mural on 11th Street at First Avenue is complete. (He started work on Wednesday.)

The L.I.S.A. Project's Wayne Rada told DNAinfo:

[T]he goal of the undertaking is to supply some brightness and positivity for the locals wandering below — especially the children coming and going from neighboring elementary school.P.S. 19.

The mural features an image of Fairey's daughter when she was 3 years old. (She is now 11.)

Photos by Steven

Friday, September 30, 2016

[Updated] Checking in on the Shepard Fairey mural on 11th Street and 1st Avenue

Here's how it's looking this morning, via a photo by EVG reader JG... Fairey started work on it Wednesday... it appears as if there's a little more to go, delayed by the rainy/windy weather.

Updated 3:30 p.m.

DNAinfo has more details on the mural, which is an image of Fairey's daughter when she was 3 years old. (She is now 11.)

"The title of the piece is 'Rise Above,' and its meant to be an uplifting image, a positive image to make people smile or to make New Yorkers look up," said Wayne Rada of the Little Italy Street Art (L.I.S.A.) Project.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Shepard Fairey creating a mural on 11th Street at 1st Avenue

[Photo by EVG reader Annabelle]

Shepard Fairey started work today on a mural above the former Schnitz space on 11th Street at First Avenue...

[Photo by Lola Sáenz]

The mural is his second collaboration with the L.I.S.A Project.

Back in the spring/summer of 2010, Fairey's May Day piece on the Bowery Mural wall was bombed and eventually destroyed.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Haters call Shep Fairey a 'buttmunch' on the Bowery

Make that a "commie buttmunch." The worst kind of buttmunch?

At Fourth Street.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

eBay seller dares people to bid on piece of Shepard Fairey's mural

More pieces from Shepard Fairey's "May Day" mural from Houston and the Bowery are turning up on eBay...

Per the seller:

Up for auction is a piece of a wall, I mean crap, I mean "ART" from Houston St. x Bowery St. in New York City. This is a portion of a Shepard Fairey wheat paste "STREET ART" wall that people kicked in and wrote all over because no one [in] New York City respected this. I saw that someone else listed another piece of the wall starting at $100 and there were actually some bids. This truly disgusted me. Therefore, I will be listing this piece at one cent to show that this is a worthless piece of crap. If people do happen to bid on this, it will show that I was wrong and he is actually a respectable arti$t. (Shepard Fairey fans please feel free to bid) I will then be happy getting the benefit for his so-called "ART."

If you win this auction, I will careully pack and deliver this piece in a zip lock bag so that it looks important.

Thanks for your time and good luck bidding... or not (Either way, I win.)

Previously on EV Grieve:
What a piece of Shepard Fairey's vandalized Deitch Wall mural is going for on eBay

Monday, January 24, 2011

What a piece of Shepard Fairey's vandalized Deitch Wall mural is going for on eBay

As you'll recall, vandals took to the Shepard Fairey mural on Houston and the Bowery last summer... Now a tipster passes along an item up for grabs on eBay: A genuine piece of the wall... And $100 for the starting bid!

Wonder how much more of the wall will turn up now... there are plenty of pieces to sell...

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Shepard Fairey back up at Houston and the Bowery (sort of)

An addition to the Deitch wall where Barry McGee (aka Twist) is now holding forth...

Monday, August 30, 2010

Parting shots for Shepard Fairey on the Deitch Wall

Last night, while Twist and crew were working on the new mural on Houston and the Bowery... several images appeared on the wall.... like the one above... Via the Flickr page of *niCOle* ... you'll find some other messages from last night there... (Thanks to EV Grieve reader T.E.V.B. for the link...)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Four months in the tumultuous short life of the Shepard Fairey mural

As I reported yesterday, workers removed what was left of the Shepard Fairey mural on Houston and the Bowery... (The mural was to remain up until Dec. 31.)

Last night, our friend Bryan Waterman did a little detective work and concluded that the build-out remains over what was here before — the Os Gêmeos art...

So let us go back to the middle of April...

And, sometime during the weekend of April 16, someone removed the Os Gêmeos art...

Then, on April 20, Shepard Fairey arrived to start work...

April 21!

And the next day, the first tag appeared, as reported by Animal New York... graffiti writer NAW tried to add a little something ... which didn't go over well with the security guard on duty...

[Photo: ANIMALNewYork]

Per the Graffiti Friend of EV Grieve (GFOEVG) on April 22: "I suspect this piece gets dissed and fixed many times."

The week of April 26, Jeremiah discussed some of the ongoing vandalism issues with on the mural... (You can read those here, here and here.)

Then the kicking began!

Paul Richard added his mark on May 7...

By the week of May 10, cleanup crews were busy removing the tags...

On May 15 — the epic bombing.

Soon, it became a game of tag, clean, tag, clean...

Workers placed a plaque on the scene in June...nearly six weeks after the mural went up...

The holes and tags continued through June...

By the end of June, the mural was falling to pieces... people continued to pick and rip...

July 7

As Jeremiah first reported, workers covered up half the mural on July 9....

On July 12, the dicks arrived.

[Photo credit: DNAinfo]

And so it went...

July 17...

July 18

July 20

July 24...

Aug. 8...

Yesterday, it all came to an end...

Many other people covered the ongoing saga here...including, but not limited to:


Jeremiah's Vanishing New York


NYC the Blog

Animal NY

Awkword World View