Saturday, August 13, 2011

Shepard Fairey vs. Copenhagen

Shepard Fairey & Romeo Trinidad (post attack). Photo by Jon Furlong.

While in Copenhagen for his new show at V1 Gallery Shepard Fairey and Romeo Trinidad of OBEY Clothing were involved in a fight with some locals, Fairey ending up with a black eye and broken rib. The controversy stemmed from the placement of the mural next to 69 Youth House and subsequent misunderstanding leading to the attack as well as the mural being bombed. The mural was then repaired quite nicely, looking even better than the original in my opinion, with the help of some of the artists from the Youth House collective called RaxArt, then fire extinguisher bombed again.

All Mural photos by Rasmus Osterhammel

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