Shepard Fairey to Replace Os Gêmeos on the Bowery
A recent L Magazine story about the upcoming closure of Deitch Projects in SoHo (June 1 deadline) uncovers intel regarding a new mural to replace Os Gêmeos at the corner of Houston and Bowery. It seems Shepard Fairey was given the nod to put his official stamp on the neighborhood.
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From the article:
Meanwhile, news of Deitch’s last two shows in Soho emerged yesterday, with New York Magazine and the LA Times reporting that embattled “Hope” poster designer Shepard Fairey will take over the gallery’s Wooster Street space for the month of May ahead of Deitch’s June 1 closing deadline. Fairey will also be the last artist to paint the gallery’s billboard space at Houston and Bowery, which is currently occupied by an Os Gêmeos mural. Before that blockbuster blow-out, though, Deitch has at least one other show lined up.