Shepard Fairey Paints Asbury Park

Wooster Collective has a great little video interview with E Pluribus Venomous wheat-pasting rockstar, Shepard Fairey. OBEY, as Fairey is known when he’s in ‘run from squad car’ mode, spent all of last week painting a series of music-related murals in downtown Asbury Park, New Jersey for the “All Tomorrow’s Parties” music festival sister event, “I’ll Be Your Mirror.” Two of the major murals are The Rebel Waltz, depicting Paul Simonon, bass guitarist for The Clash; and the 900 sq/f Mount Rush-core, which features large-scale tricolor portraits of punk rock icons Joey Ramone, Johnny Rotten, Joe Strummer, Glenn Danzig, Ian MacKaye and Henry Rollins. The video, which also features gallerist Jonathan Levine, offers a glimpse at the decrepit majesty of the Asbury boardwalk, and plenty of footage of Shep’s process and is viewable here

Date: /Author: Byron Hawes
Category:  Arts/Tags:  Art, Shepard Fairey, Videos
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