Defaced portions of street artist Shepard Fairey's public mural 'May Day', installed in New York City, were removed this evening to eradicate graffiti that had accumulated on its lower section. Fans took pieces home. New York. USA. 08/07/2010
Street artist Shepard Fairey's large, outdoor public mural at the corner of Bowery and Houston in New York City received some attention today. The mural, titled May Day, had accumulated graffiti on its lower portion of after installation May 1st as part of a show by the same title at Deitch projects. This was the last show put on by Jeffrey Deitch before closing his gallery to take the position of Director at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, California.
As workers removed the lower portion of the mural, which is composed of wheat pasted posters and spray paint on drywall, onlookers took pieces of the mural with them.