Shepard Fairey. (Courtesy Patrick McMullan)
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Shepard Fairey, Who Called New York Artists ‘Screwed,’ Now Has a Gallery in New York

Shepard Fairey has done some interesting things in New York before. He had the last show at Deitch Projects before Jeffrey Deitch left to head up LACMA and, inevitably, return. He made a big and bright mural on Houston Street that got tagged a lot. He pled guilty to criminal contempt. He co-opted a beloved anti-capitalist movement for a poster, and then defended that movement, but he’s probably in the one percent, anyway, so does it really matter?

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