I'm casually down with the work of Shepard Fairey - they guy who did the Obama Hope (red/blue, you know the one) and the Andre the Giant Obey from long ago - and even own a pretty cool parody shirt thanks to the LebowskiFest guys.
So I was pretty surprised and pleased to happen upon a mural of Fairey's work on my travels through downtown Cincy this Wednesday. It's on the side of a building right next to Piatt Park across from the downtown branch of the Public Library...kinda cool mural...
...and it's a big thing, probably twenty to thirty feet across and solidly ten to fifteen feet high. Kinda cool. Click the photo to the left if you want to know specifically where to look for the thing (photo source here, so I'm not Fairey-ing things)
Turns out that this mural is one of at least ten murals that Fairey installed in Cincinnati - check the map here to find 'em all - in conjunction with an art installation at the Contemporary Arts Center (it's there 'til August 22nd). Apparently the murals were installed back in March - check Fairey's photos of the freezing installations here - and I'm just finally getting around to the right spot downtown to see one of them.
Pathetic how little I get downtown since I've moved out to the exurbs.
I only saw the bridge into the zoo for the first time this week, and it's apparently only about three years old.