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Shepard Fairey Poster removed in Chinatown

What’s the story here? John from City Vista sent me a photo of the Downtown BID clean team removing a Shepard Fairey poster in Chinatown this morning.


Was the poster deteriorating on it’s own and the Downtown BID just finished the job? Also if anyone can chime in with the exact location of this poster that would be useful context to share (unfortunately I can’t recall).

Image Credits: joyride1x1 (left); and John Thompson (right)

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  1. 2

    Anonymous says

    Anyone know the latest on this project? Wasn't CVS suppsoed to re-open in 2010? Fat chance of that happening, I'd say…

  2. 3

    pqresident says

    I think of those posters as urban flare. (for those who know the movie Office Space.) decorative, funky and sometimes strange. definitely urban though! prefer the poster to plywood if there's now working building there.

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    Anonymous says

    I believe this at the direction of the DCRA relating to illegal signage / billboards, etc.,

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    FourthandEye says

    @Anon 12:09 – Interesting. I had been wondering if the illegal billboard crackdown would have some consequences unanticipated to it's proponents. Still probably net positive but it's unfortunate to see some of the urban flair artistry removed.