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Shepard Fairey @ICA Boston

Written by Manuel Bello   
Monday, 16 February 2009 05:50
Manuel Bello brings back a few photos from Shepard's first museum show in Boston @ICA.


SHEPARD FAIREY: SUPPLY & DEMAND
@The Institute of Contemporary Arts
FEB. 6 - AUG. 16, 2009

Shepard me this Shepard me that... Oh yes I was a Shepard Fairey-esque weekend up in Boston as The Institute of Contemporary Arts opened it's doors to the first ever Museum Survey of his work. I could write about how we raged harder then a month worth of parties in New York City. I could talk about the New York crew rollin deep with the improvised Cash Cab taking center stage while serving frozen Twix and battling for verbal directions with the trusty iPhone on deck. I could talk about the 5 am after hours party wrap up followed by the 6 am abandoned warehouse mural mission complete with a few hundred yards of snowshoeing.

I mean really, I could go on and on but if I did it might seem a little bit less about Shepard Fairey and let's face it, over the last few months everything has been about Shepard Fairey. From the whole Obama thing, to his Time Magazine Joint, and getting his face up on the Colbert Report, The A.P. getting bent about some copyright hocus pokus of a picture one of their people snapped, etc.. But with all that said, I guess I am choosing to talk about it by not talking about it. One thing I do want to talk about is the people behind the scenes who worked tirelessly to get this exhibition up and running. The curators Pedro Alonzo and Emily Brouillet, Shepard's people Dan Flores, Nicholas Bowers, The Supply and Demand publisher David Lopes. Plus the great people listed below who selflessly loaned work to the ICA in Boston. I also need to take a minute to thank the members of the Academy as well as Laura Pinello and Malena Seldin at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery. If it was not for them this post would not be possible.

Step right up.

The Arab Woman, one of my all time favorites.

3 faces, 1996

Various works, 97-2002

Love this Obey version of the Powell Peralta, Ripper. I sure hope Beth and Anthony Terrana skate.

Some vintage-ish neon-esque Shepards.

The Ruby's....

Jim, Sid and David.

New World Oder.

Hell yes, Shepard got this one right!

I am thinking those are 14-16 foot ceilings.

18x24 like they are going out of style... Love this wall!

Welcome to America.

You know this chick keeps her can shakin.

Blondie.

Where have I seen this image before?

After the exhibition make sure you go and have a moment behind the ICA, it is quite lovely.

On the drive back to New York I stopped off and read about some street artist punk getting arrested. What is this world coming to?

Let's give a round of applause to the collectors.
Matthew Murphy, Joshua Liner, Jeff and Adam Newman, Derek Baurmann, Saveria and Morgan Callagy, Joel Behrens, Beth and Anthony Terrana, Craig Lipton, Everlast, Marc and Ellen Lipton, Michael Deeb, Andy Wasserman, Jon Alagem, Jake Talley, Robert Morton & Maria Klimas, Justin Giarla, Vincent Cornelli, Josh Kimberg, Scott Eder, Micaela Cwieka and Chad McCraner, Mr. & Mrs. David R. Weiswasser, Doug Rappaport & Megan VanLinda, Lance Armstrong, Drew Katz and Mindy Home, Marcia Williams, John Bruesger, Jonathan LeVine and a whole fecal pot full of private collectors. Many Thanks to Janet Moore and Randi Hopkins at the ICA in Boston. {moscomment}

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