Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Shepard Fairey Readies Local Installation

A while ago I told you about the big upcoming TNT at the Museum of Contemporary Art that will have Wavves performing and there would be live DJ sets.

TNT celebrates the new street art exhibition, Viva la Revolucion: A Dialogue with the Urban Landscape, a multifaceted show that features works -- both in the Museum’s galleries as well as at public sites throughout downtown San Diego -- by 20 international artists, including Shepard Fairey, Banksy, Barry McGee, Dr. Lakra, Invader, Swoon, and more.

Enjoy live music by WAVVES, DJs, art-making activities, and more
Today Shepard Fairey was out preparing one of the public sites. He wasn't there when I popped by, but let me just say that San Diego would be a whole lot cooler if more of our blank walls were given the OBEY treatment. I cannot wait to see what Banksy's got up his sleeves. This is on the side of the Hillcrest Urban Outfitters (the irony there is almost too much to bear), in the former Corvette Diner building. We grabbed lunch after taking some photos, and as we drove out of Hillcrest, it appeared one more section was being worked on. As @PaulaLuna tweeted, photos don't do this justice, so definitely go see it for yourself, but here are some pieces of the wall.


Unknown said...

I'm sure you know that there was already a mural on this wall that had been there for almost 30 years. I wish he could have found a wall that wasn't already adorned with art for this. I hope I'm around in 20 years when someone paints over this

Rosemary Bystrak said...

I could't recall a mural being there, but am thinking maybe I recall one with 50's and 60's icons that was part of the decor of Corvette Diner with Marilyn Monroe and Elvis? I hadn't seen that mural in a while since the few trips I make to Hillcrest are to Taang! in the next block, but I have to say that isn't something I'm gonna miss, personally.