Can Shepard Fairey Put Up a Mural on Your NYC Building?

Before Jeffrey Deitch officially takes over as director of the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art in June, his New York gallery Deitch Projects will go out with a bang—and by bang, we mean visual crack created by Shepard Fairey. On May 1, the gallery will debut its final project, “May Day,” an exhibition of new work by Fairey. Expect vaguely subversive portraits of revolutionary types such as Jean-Michel Basquiat and “images supporting free speech and bemoaning the U.S. two-party political system, pushing for renewable energy, and critiquing corporate propaganda.” But what would a Fairey show be without a gritty outdoor component? That’s where you come in! Fairey is searching for mural-worthy sites in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Are you interested in having a genuine Shepard Fairey/OBEY mural wheatpasted onto your home or place of business next month? What if we told you that the wheatpaste tasted like Nutella and freedom? Yeah, we thought so. Submit the particulars (including a photo of the site, approximate dimensions, and name of the building owner) to, with the subject line: NYC MURAL.

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