Shepard Fairey Sends Greeting From Asbury Park

Shepard Fairey transformed Asbury Lanes

Updated 2:00 p.m.

“This is awesome,” said Jay, an Asbury Park resident who was admiring Shepard Fairey’s street art.  “The Lanes has always been a place for Punk Rock, so this fits perfectly, and it’s a much better than staring at the blank wall.”

The longtime Boardwalker continued to express his excitement for the work being done by Fairey, who has touched up other blank bricks throughout the week in preparation for this weekend’s I’ll Be Your Mirror presented by All Tomorrow’s Parties, as well as the fact that the restoration of this one time musical hub by the sea, a place to which vacationers would willingly trek throughout the year, is finally underway.

“I’m glad to see the boardwalk alive again,” exclaimed Jay.

And although he only a single serving sample size of the greater Asbury Park populous, the resident, who was black t-shirt with Garden State Parkway logo across his chest like New Jersey’s own Man Of Steel, appeared more than receptive to the oncoming herd of hipsters from beyond our state lines that will stampede upon the city’s East Side in the coming hours…in fact, he wouldn’t mind joining them at one show in particular.

“I hadn’t planned on checking out any shows, but that’s only because I had no idea the festival was going on.  I wish it was advertised better because I’d love to check out Public Enemy.”

My office for the weekend

Stay tuned for more festival coverage…

About rote7123

Chris graduated from The College Of New Jersey in May 2011 with a Bachelor Degree in Journalism and Professional Writing, as well as a degree in Communication Studies. He has held down a position in the Asbury Park Press’ Sports Department since September of 2010 and is a contributor to the outlet's Arts & Entertainment section, and has contributed to The Aquarian Weekly all while being the sole operator of Asbury Park's premier music news outlet Speak Into My Good Eye.
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One Response to Shepard Fairey Sends Greeting From Asbury Park

  1. Damion says:

    Awl shit man, that is so sick. His punk portrait series of prints is one of my favs. I really hope they leave the wall like this after the fest. The Obey Danzig greeting people to Asbury is way better than anything Bruce.

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