The Deitch gallery has a pretty strong legacy, in the street art community. If you are a fan, then you have probably already heard that Deitch is closing its doors. As a final hoorah, the Deitch Gallery will be featuring an exhibit by Shepherd Fairey. I’m not going to lie. I’m pretty excited about it. Reagan and I have been following his work for a while now. We saw his exhibit at the ICA in Boston (before he was banned from the city, hehehe), and I actually had a chance to meet him last fall at a collaboration event that he did with his Obey brand and Levis.
Anyway, here is a blurb from the Deitch Gallery website, regarding the upcoming event, which opens Saturday, May 1st:
Deitch Projects is pleased to present May Day, an exhibition of new work by Shepard Fairey, as its final project. Titled not only in reference to the day of the exhibition’s opening, the multiple meanings of May Day resonate throughout the artist’s new body of work. Originally a celebration of spring and the rebirth it represents, May Day is also observed in many countries as International Worker’s Day or Labor Day, a day of political demonstrations and celebrations coordinated by unions and socialist groups. “Mayday” is also the distress signal used by pilots, police and firefighters in times of emergency.