When Shepard Fairey Vandalizes the Music Hall of Williamsburg, He Does It While Listening to Band of Horses


So, if you’re keeping track of Shepard Fairey-related activity around NYC, there is the wall on Houston Street, the Ace Hotel wrap-around, the May Day show at Deitch Projects and, last but not least, a permanent, indoor mural installation at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. That last bit happened over the weekend, when Fairey took to the upstairs bar and, in a kind of a grammatical nightmare of a sentence from the MHOW press release, set to work: “Listening to a playlist including Metallica, Fugazi, and Band of Horses, Fairey’s pasted posters feature images demonstrating his disdain for the dysfunctional democracy and the need for campaign finance reform.” Which would make those posters the savviest listeners in the history of wheatpasting, but never mind. Also, he disdains campaign finance reform? Bowery Presents, we got copy editors, holler at us.