Two young guys entered Shepard Fairey’s opening night party at 81 Front Street in Dumbo with a backpack. Moments later they were seen attempting to light a homemade stink and smoke bomb that was hidden in a coffee can. As they were setting it off, two guys nearby saw what was happening and managed to stop the guys from igniting it before it went off. Seeing the scuffle, the security guys hired for the evening caught one of the two guys (shown above) while the other was able to get away.
We’ll see if this story is true. In any case, the opening was packed with people waiting in line to get in. The line wrapped around the block. If you didn’t have the chance to go, the exhibition in Dumbo will be on view until July 6th.
[UPDATE: ABC reports about this incident. Also there’s no real tie between the Splasher and the guys who attempted the stink bomb.
NY Daily News names stink-bomber and Fairey confronts him saying: “I put a lot of time and energy into this,” Fairey told Cooper. “What’s your problem?”]
The crowd waiting to get in near the entrance.
The queue around Washington and Water Street isn’t for the ATM at the bank, but for the Shepard Fairey’s opening.
Could this be the Splasher? (Photo courtesy of Wooster Collective).
For show details, go to jonathanlevinegallery.com/shepardfairey/. More of Shepard Fairey’s work after the jump.