Shepard Fairey Spotted in Boston


About a week and a half or so ago now Shepard Fairey showed up around the corner from where I work and began put up the installation seen above – a piece [I assume] to promote his current show at Boston’s ICA [which is about a 10 minute walk from where these photos were taken]. It was pretty cool to walk outside to grab some lunch and see him and a crew pasting up the posters – and thankfully a co-worker of mine had the sense to shoot some photos.

Pretty sick – definitely livens up the corner.


Some photos [better than these] of this piece and other works around Boston are also up on Fairey’s site – to promote the ICA show, which is a 20 year retrospective on his work. OBEY the Giant and head over to the show if you’re in town [note: I think the ICA is free to the public on Thursdays, 5-9pm!].


Just a thought – this happened because of the Obama poster? I don’t know that – I’m asking. Because if so, I wonder how is work will be received by those who were unfamiliar with him before.
.:more pics from the Bean from Fairey ->

Posted: February 5th, 2009
at 5:03am by orangemenace

Categories: architecture,installation,illustration

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  1. Shepard Fairey got arrested for work exactly like this around Boston as well. Once an illegal street artist, always an illegal street artist.,0,4784287.story

    Jack Gaumer

    8 Feb 09 at 1:02 am



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