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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Ohio museum taking no chances with Shepard Fairey exhibit

It’s been a year since Artist Shepard Fairey, whose studio and ad agency is located in Echo Park, was arrested in Boston for slapping his images on public and private property on the eve of his first museum retrospective. This month finds Fairey preparing for the Supply & Demand show to travel to the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, where it will open Feb. 20 The exhibit also includes outdoor displays of Fairey’s work pasted around town – but these are legal, the museum explains:

“The external projects are murals at sites throughout the
Greater Cincinnati region that have been secured with the permission of the owners in advance.”

Despite Fairey’s legal woes, plenty of Cincinnati property owners with some blank wall space responded when the museum began searching for mural sites . “The CAC’s public call for sites has been incredibly popular, with enthusiastic response from Mason to Covington and more,” the museum said in a press release.


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