Fugazi, Band of Horses Inspire Shepard Fairey’s Williamsburg Takeover

    Shepard Fairey might as well call himself the King of New York considering that the artist has virtually taken over the city with his handiwork as of late. Between completing his new mural on Houston St. (which was quickly vandalized) and launching his month-long May Day show this weekend at the Deitch Projects, Mr. Obey has also found the time to surely please hipster nation and revamp the walls of Music Hall of Williamsburg. 


    According to the announcement, Fairey’s playlist while creating the MHoW installation included Metallica, Fugazi and Band of Horses, a rather eclectic lineup that nonetheless inspired the posters which “feature images demonstrating his disdain for the dysfunctional democracy and the need for campaign finance reform.” Anyone want to take bets as to whether Repeater, …And Justice for All or Cease to Begin played a more prevalent role in Fairey’s politically charged effort? [Gothamist]