Fairey Gets Tagged
Deitch and Fairey knew that the new wall was going to be a target for NYC graffiti writers, so they hired security to guard the freshly completed project. NY graffiti artist NAW was the first to welcome Shepard to the neighborhood by tagging over Fairey's piece the very first night it was completed. This immediately hit the blogs and created a dialogue amongst New Yorkers regarding Shepard and NYC.
NAW tag over May Day by Shepard Fairey
April 22, 2010.