NYC///SHEPARD x THE SPLASHER PART II…

June 25, 2007  |  Uncategorized

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New damage in the "Splasher" wars...

Following the arrest of an individual suspected of being the so-called "SPLASHER" at SHEPARD FAIREY's art opening in Dumbo, Brooklyn last week, whose attempt to ignite a smoke bomb in the crowded gallery was thwarted preemptively, it appears that some of Fairey's recent street-level wheatpaste installations have been "splashed," lending credence to the established idea that the culprit is a collective of individuals rather than a sole offender. It was discovered yesterday that Shepard's new "Giant" posters on Wooster Street's Candy Factory building had been freshly "splashed," possibly in retaliation against last week's high-profile incident. Says Fairey's gallerist JONATHAN LEVINE of the botched sabotage attempt, "We're not sure if the person we caught Thursday night is the 'Splasher,' but we're looking to prosecute him to the fullest extent of the law. When the police tested the smoke bomb the attacker was trying to ignite beneath a table surrounded by people, it released a four-foot-tall vertical flame that would have injured everyone near it." In the meantime, the battle rages on, and so does the splashing...

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