Shepard Fairey and his mural attacked in Copenhagen

August 13th, 2011 by

As you may or may not  know, Shepard Fairey was just in Copenhagen for his show at V1 Gallery . We had heard  that him and Romeo Trinidad of OBEY Clothing had been attacked while in town, but didn’t want to write about it until there was official word released. Needless  to say, it was a complicated situation in part perpetuated by misinformation in the press surrounding the first mural in a series of murals he did on the streets.

Shep ended up with a black eye and broken rib but thankfully with no serious injuries. 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, then repaired beautifully with the help of some of the artists from the Youth House collective called RaxArt, then fire extinguisher bombed again. Its sad that an artist has to face these sort of challenges when they are giving the public a gift.

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