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Shepard Fairey Peace Dove at 242 Elizabeth Street

Posted July 22, 2011 at 6:41 am

Three weeks ago, controversial street artist Shepard Fairey made a substantial local splash with a series of stencils around the Lower East Side.

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Shepard Fairey Spotted Unveiling Obey Stencil on Prince Street

Posted July 1, 2011 at 6:28 am

Shepard Fairey continued his downtown push yesterday with another conspicuous daytime stunt.

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Shepard Fairey Unveils New Stencil at 213 Bowery

Last modified July 1, 2011 at 9:23 am

Almost a year after his hated mural at the graffiti wall was deposed, Shepard Fairey returned to the Lower East Side yesterday.

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Shepard Fairey on Lit Lounge and Max Fish

Posted October 12, 2010 at 2:20 pm

Ever since the Barry McGee mural went up at the corner of Bowery and East Houston, the local spotlight on Shepard Fairey has dimmed. Refinery29 allegedly stalked the street artist until obtaining a quick interview on his favorite spots around town.  Two of five are on the Lower East Side.

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Grand Street Steam

Posted December 10, 2009 at 6:11 am

With winter now upon us, it’s time to revive our on-again-off-again street steam series.  On a recent Sunday night, two Con Edison workers were conducting some sewer maintenance outside the stalled construction site at 324-326 Grand Street.  Aside from their bulky equipment, the street was rather empty; not many people were on the sidewalks.  The […]

A White Collar Followup of the Lower East Side

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:38 am

It was only a matter of time before all the neighborhood filming for USA Networks’ White Collar finally premiered on the small screen. Episode number six (“All In”), which aired this past Friday, was focused in “the seedy underbelly of New York’s Chinatown.”  The protagonists are in pursuit of villains through their high-stakes games of Pai […]

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Other Half of Obey Giant on Ludlow

Posted November 12, 2009 at 6:18 am

Like a proper scavenger hunt, we’ve been on the prowl for the other half of the Obey Giant wheat-paste first spotted on Grand Street last week.  Well, it’s now accounted for – glued to the north-facing facade of 143 Ludlow.  Rest easy, folks.  Order has been restored in the universe.

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Obey Giant Surfaces on Grand

Posted November 3, 2009 at 6:09 am

Half an Obey Giant surfaced on Grand Street the other day, glued to the splintered plywood of 324-326 Grand Street.  Behind the artwork, the stalled construction site remains little more than a slab of eroding concrete.  So much for a the luxury condos (eighteen stories) and swank hotel (seven stories). Meanwhile, around the corner on […]

Shepard Fairey Lambasted on Bowery

Posted August 20, 2009 at 6:19 am

Since being pasted to a section of Bowery plywood north of Kenmare, the enormous Obey Giant has attracted some hateful graffiti. In addition to the more obvious Peru Ana Ana Peru pair of tags, there is also a wonderfully pointed passage lambasting Shepard Fairey.  It reads, “Suck a dick Shepard.  Get an original idea.”  There […]

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Giant Obey on the Bowery

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 2:19 am

Shepard Fairey’s iconic art is making another bold statement on the Bowery.  A life-size Obey Giant poster is pasted to the plywood of 196 Bowery, just north of Delancey.  This exact spot seems to be quite popular for the classic image, as it was also hit with a series of smaller bills back in January.

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