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New Feature: Picture of the Week

11:50AM ON 03/24/2009
BY Matt Sledge

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(CC) cmiper / 2009.

Shepard Fairey: master of Radical Shill or Man of the Year?

One spraypaint-wielding vandal had his say on Fairey’s recently-installed wheatpaint poster on the side of AS220’s Washington Street Mercantile Building in Providence.

This is the first in a new series I’ll be posting (and cross-posting over at Most photos will come from Creative Commons-licensed photography on Flickr. I recommend checking out the Providence, Rhode Island, and Greater City: Providence photo groups for more. Put a link in the comments if you see a picture that deserves to be posted. -Matt

5 Comments on “ New Feature: Picture of the Week ”

  1. Annie Messier

    I’m SUCH a dummy! The dollar signs were already present the first time I saw that installation, and I thought Fairey added them himself as satire.

  2. Fairey didn’t do the dollar signs but they have been there for a quite a while. I guess you guys don’t hang out downtown much.

  3. Annie Messier

    True, Al! Actually, I only get out at night, when this installation is in an abandoned parking lot chained off by a fence and pretty hard to see. Does anyone know why this wasn’t placed where people can enjoy it more easily (like at Nice Slice)?

  4. [...] other photo news, Matt Sledge is now running a Picture of the Week over at the Daily Dose. « RI Monthly: Vital [...]

  5. you wouldn’t be the first to give shep too much credit



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