The Somerville Gates – Four Years Old

A chance encounter hipped me to the fact that it was four years ago yesterday that Hargo built The Somerville Gates. At which point, the internet went crazy and 4 million people looked at The Somerville Gates’ website in a week. The site had to be taken down to cool the viral internet’s greedy bandwidth needs, but the entire installation is now happily back online where it should be. More coverage from The Boston Globe, Big RED & Shiny, msnbc.com, The New York Times, and of course Boing Boing.

The Feeding Gates
The Feeding Gates
The Somerville Gates – Four Years Old

Shepard Fairey Talk At The Institute Of Contemporary Art (ICA) – 2/6/09

I’ve been posting a bunch about Shepard Fairey lately because of his show at Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art which is opening this week.

Tonight I got the chance to hear him speak in the auditorium at the ICA. The event was a conversation with Susan Dackerman, a curator at Harvard, and was something of a free form interview.
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Shepard Fairey Talk At The Institute Of Contemporary Art (ICA) – 2/6/09

Obey Boston – Shepard Fairey at the ICA

(Edited to add: here’s a review I did of the talk and the exhibit.)

Shepard Fairey is going to be at the ICA in Boston for his first solo museum exhibition from February to August, 2009. To celebrate, he was in Boston today laying some groundwork including the below at Grand in Union Square, Somerville. Right around the corner. I’m going to go check it out when I take out the garbage. Right now.

Day Time by Hargo.

Night Time by me.

Obey Boston – Shepard Fairey at the ICA