Saturday, May 15, 2010


I think the tags on Shepherd Fairey's Houston Street, NY, wall enrich the installation (OK, it's vandalism). Ironically, the perp obscured Fairey's wonderful typography exhorting "AMPLIFY YOUR VOICE" (Coincidence? We don't think so). I like Fairey's art/performance/concepts a lot, but feel his nod to Russian Constructivism is enhanced by tagger's top layer. Is it possible that Fairey himself got the tagger to deface the wall, à la the MoMA campaign?

1 comment:

Suzanne Dell'Orto said...

Agreed. The layer on top totally makes the piece. We'll have to do some sleuthing to figure out if it was vandalized or an intentional addition. (Note: I/we have become so cynical!)