Rumor has it that the main reason for President Obama's trip to New York this morning was not to discuss financial regulatory reform, but rather to see the new Shepard Fairey wall on Houston Street, a few short blocks south of Cooper Union where he spoke. This Sunday April 24, 7-9:30pm, Mr. Fairey's work will also hang on the walls of Factory Fresh Gallery in Bushwick for the Street Art New York Silent Auction to end all auctions, raising cash for Free Arts NYC.
Street Art New York – the new book by BrooklynStreetArt.com founders Steven P. Harrington and Jaime Rojo – takes readers on a swift visual tour of New York's grittiest corners, capturing some of its most artistic public gems. With an introduction by journalist Carolina A. Miranda, this new book paints a portrait of the state of urban art featuring work on the streets of New York from 102 artists from around the world. The collection of about 200 images – some choice shots are provided below – by fresh faces and old masters includes Swoon, Judith Supine, Dan Witz, Faile, Skewville, WK Interact, Shepard Fairey, Brazil's Os Gemeos, Ethos, Denmark's Armsrock, France's Space Invader, C215, Mr. Brainwash, Germany's Herakut, Belgium's ROA, London's Nick Walker, Connor Harrington, and the infamous Banksy.
We hear there has already been a strong response to the auction items, so get your bidding on now and we'll see you there!