The last time we were at the Brooklyn Museum, we were taking in Takashi Murakami’s Retrospective (covered). Recently, we went back with our friend Shepard Fairey as he gave an insightful artist discussion (previewed) along with a book signing for museum patrons and fans. Lining up as early as 11AM to get a prime seat, many of New York’s art fans came out to listen to Shepard speak about his turbulent history in the street art scene.
The talk also became interactive as attendees were encouraged to ask questions. Of course, Shepard did his customary signing for the droves who wanted a piece of the man who made Obama a household name. It was a great way for people who couldn’t wait to see Shepard’s Deitch Projects (previewed) “May Day” show premier occurring later this week to get their Fairey fix. See our coverage after the jump.
Photos by Joe Russo (AM-NY)
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