Photo by myself on Houston Street.
The boundary between SoHo and NoHo is the 'Ho' part, or Houston Street. Mhmmmm.
Shepard Fairey, the artist who created the 'Hope' poster of President Obama, has created a giant mural on the north side of Houston Street. The mural is set against a building, with lights above.
Fairey's style is heavily influenced by Soviet-era posters and Old World engravings. This 100+ foot long mural looks a lot like an ad for Target. The bulls eye is actually a reference to Jasper Johns.
This spot was taken up by a recreated mural by Keith Haring not long ago.
Fairey has huge talent, and is known for his paste-up stickers and socially-themed posters. Collectors routinely snatch up his posters on his website, only to sell them on ebay for profit.
Nice to know he's made it huge.
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