Before the summer ends, New York is still happily awash in myriad public festivals, concerts, street fairs, free Shakespeare in the park, stoop sales, fire hydrant fountains, rooftop parties and of course tourists who would like to scale a bridge. Last week our August dog days extended to welcome one of Street Art's bigger names to swing through with a new mural that drew small crowds with a decidedly optimistic message.
Shepard Fairey doesn't really do small. It has to be a vast designed and balanced swath of red, black and ochre that takes over an entire wall or it is nothing. Well, maybe he'll slap up a couple of stickers on lamp posts while you're not looking.