Saturday, February 07, 2009

ICA on Fairey's arrest

ICA spokeswoman Donna Desrochers e-mails this statement from the ICA about Shepard Fairey's arrest last night:
"On Friday night artist Shephard Fairey was arrested by Boston police in connection with his efforts posting his art in various areas around the city. He was released a few hours later. Because of the arrest, he was unable to attend last night's sold-out "Experiment" event at the ICA where he was scheduled to DJ.

Shepard Fairey has spent the last two weeks in Boston installing his first ever solo museum exhibition, giving sold-out public talks, being honored by the Rhode Island School of Design, creating and unveiling outdoor artworks, including a 20-foot by 50-foot banner, on the north side of City Hall, and two murals on Tufts University campus grounds.

We believe Shepard Fairey has made an important contribution in the history of art and to popular thinking about art and its role in society. We are enthusiastic to be working with him and are pleased to be showing the first museum retrospective of his work. The exhibition, Shepard Fairey: Supply and Demand, is a 20-year survey of his art. It includes more than 200 works and is now open to the public and will be on view through August 16."


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