New Feature: Picture of the Week

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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 thoughts on “New Feature: Picture of the Week”

  1. 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)?

  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

    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.

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