MCASD : Viva La Revolucion
Tags: Street Art, Carly Ealey, MCASD, Shepard Fairey, Os Gemeos, Hillcrest, Wheatpasting
When MCASD announced the lineup for their upcoming street art exhibit, Viva La Revolucion, I could barely believe what I read. The likes of Banksy, JR, Shepard Fairey and more transforming not only the museum but our fine city sounded too good to be true. A month out from the exhibit it still seemed unfathomable. Space Invader raided the downtown area, Barry Mcgee and crew threw up huge tags by city hall, but other than that it was fairly quiet.
It remained quiet until a week before Saturday's opening, when Mr. Obey Giant himself was spotted wheatpasting a giant wall in Hillcrest. Sezio photog Carly Ealey caught up with Shepard as he was putting the finishing touches on his mural, his two daughters standing by his side.
Next stop on the photo hunt was Horton Plaza to shoot Os Gemeos' freshly finished piece. The Brazilian twin brothers painted a massive human step ladder on the side of the mall's parking structure.
All Photos by Carly Ealey
That concluded the night's mission, but there is sure to be plenty of action in the coming days before the opening. Os Gemeos will be down at Horton Plaza today (07.14) finishing up their install. Yet, there's still no word on Banksy (other than the fake that popped up in Little Italy).
View more shots of Invader, Os Gemeos and Shepard Fairey's installations in Carly's Flickr album, and we'll see you at MCASD's downtown location Saturday night for the big party!
Also of interest: our good friend Mike Maxwell has a couple videos over on his blog of the above installs. Check those out here.