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According to published reports, renowned street artist Shepard Fairey was arrested at LAX airport for illegal artwork he put up in Detroit. He was reportedly returning from Europe on what must have been a very long flight, when he was flagged as he went through customs. He was held overnight and then released after authorities […]

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Detroit, a city beset by serious crime, recently issued an arrest warrant for street artist Shepard Fairey. His crime? About nine pieces of paper that authorities claim he pasted up last month while he was in town painting the largest legal mural of his career. In a May interview about the 18-story undertaking, he blatantly […]

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After completing the largest 360 degree mural ever earlier this month, Sao Paulo-born duo Os Gêmeos will see their legendary 2009 piece at Houston and Bowery unveiled to the public one last time. The owners of the property say construction of a new wall, which is part of a larger development plan at the site, will begin after […]

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World renowned street artist Shepard Fairey is putting up a 30×40 foot mural on the Bowery starting today. Like most of his work, it’s likely to be very mundane, which is bad for New York, but great for the L.I.S.A. Project, as the organization looks to attract more and more high profile artists. (Image: Marina […]

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(UPDATED 3-25) In the latest twist to semi-anonymous sticker bomber BNE’s already confounding Saturday t-shirt launch—originally heralded as a “collaboration between BNE and Banksy”—BNE has admitted that street art fans who plunked down $80 for the still blank t-shirt in the hopes of snagging a piece of art history, had “NOT purchase[d] a Banksy t-shirt.” […]

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Cats may be the single unrelenting internet meme of the decade, but the semi-domesticated, always independent, mostly unfriendly feline has been a favorite subject of the art world for centuries: Check out the Chinese painter Mao Yi’s depiction of frolicking felines from the 12th century or the vicious creature painted in 1939 by Picasso. A […]

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There’s all sorts of theories on why Banksy’s NYC-based Better Out Than In work is getting stomped out so quickly. According to one “graffiti historian,” writers don’t like Banksy’s art because he’s “pandering to the mainstream.” But that’s not it, graffiti has always attempted to poke its stick into the mainstream, even while its participants–for […]

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Shepard Fairey told TMZ this week that if he could change the “Hope” under his iconic Barack Obama poster to something else, he’d use the word “Drones,” so we figured we’d mock one up for him. For the NSA-averse, there’s also the “Yes We Scan” poster from our friends at Nerdcore. Enjoy! (Image: Nate Cepis/ANIMALNewYork) […]

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For its inaugural mission to the International Space Station, NASA’s new nonprofit CASIS enlisted Shepard Fairey to create the smart-looking patch above, which each astronaut will wear on their shoulder. It’s not the first time a street artist has sent work to space, but it might be the most official. “I wanted to convey the […]

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Predictably, Shepard “Hope Poster” Fairey has resumed his on-again off-again endorsement of President Obama for the  upcoming election after two years of being critical of his policies, especially those concerning Gitmo. He says: I have finally articulated why I will vote for Barack Obama and why I’d urge others to do the same. I procrastinated […]

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