May Day

Shepard Fairey's continuing crusade closes out a street art institution

With new murals in downtown Manhattan and the Bronx, a pop-up store in the works, a project with City Kids, and new limited edition prints, the events surrounding Shepard Fairey’s upcoming solo show “May Day” almost amount to more of a city-wide residency. But the internationally-acclaimed artist, whose last major exhibit was a touring museum retrospective and whose Obama poster was one of the most …

Exit Through The Gift Shop

Banksy's new documentary on Mr. Brainwash, Shepard Fairey and the state of street art

Humorous and provocative, the much-anticipated film Exit Through the Gift Shop by the U.K.’s leading street artist Banksy is impressively on par with his captivating artworks. After its surprise premiere at Sundance last year, the well-edited movie opens in select cities across the U.S. on 16 April 2010. Don’t expect to watch a revelatory documentary on the elusive British artist. Instead, the film revolves around …

Design for Obama Book

by Maggie York-Worth When Aaron Perry-Zucker sent out an open call for posters inspired by Obama’s presidential campaign to post on DesignforObama.org, he didn’t expect the windfall of high quality art that arrived from around the world. But the icing on the cake was an e-mail from Spike Lee after he stumbled upon one of Perry-Zucker’s submissions, a recreation of the poster for his movie …