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Street artist Shepard Fairey, the man behind a million Andre the Giant stickers and the iconic Obama "Hope" poster, is about to invade New York. In Soho, Deitch Projects will be exhibiting his work in the May Day Art Show. Over on Bowery and East Houston, he'll be painting a mural on the gigantic public art wall. (Billy of Billy's Antiques is kindly helping Fairey store his paints, "even though he is practically corporate art.") And on the Lower East Side, his clothing line OBEY is popping up at the Reed Space Annex, a concept shop dedicated to short-term stores.
The shop will carry t-shirts—both classics and limited-edition runs—as well as hand-stenciled military jackets, loose tanks, trendy knits, and denim. Art pieces like custom-designed spray cans and wood-frame silk screens will provide the atmosphere. It launches April 30th, the day before Fairey's art show goes up, and lasts through May 16th.
· Shepard Fairey Mural Project Will Begin April 25 [Bowery Boogie]
· ‘HOPE’ this mural is good [The Villager]
· OBEY “May Day” Pop-Up Shop at Reed Space Annex [Hypebeast]