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Shepard Fairey Mural, Copenhagen

Famous propaganda artist Shepard Fairey recently visited one of my favorite European capitals and did something I didn’t suspected! After all this paste-up installations he left behind in almost every bigger city around the world, he yet again painted a massive mural in Copenhagen!

Shepard Fairey and the Obey crew beautify walls in and around Copenhagen. This particular peace dove mural was their first effort and located on Jagtvej 69, 2200 Nørrebro for those in town. (Molotow)

In my eyes it’s good to see him painting! By the way, Jagtvej 69 is the address of Copenhagen’s former Ungdomshuset, a left-winged, creative youth house which was destroyed in 2007 and caused some of the biggest riots the Danish capital ever experienced! I think Peace 69 is an allusion to this…

Shepard Fairey Mural, Copenhagen

Photo by Henrik Haven.

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  1. I also thought “peace 69″ and the peace dove was a nice statement given the historical context of the place. However, someone did apparently not agree. Two days ago the mural was under “attack”. Someone threw blue paint bombs at the wall. As an reaction I assume, Sheperd Fairy earased the “peace 69″ lettering by painting it plainly in red.

    Besides, Fairy also painted 4 other murals in Copenhagen. They can be seen at Nygaardsvej 3 in Østerbro, Superkilen in Nørrebro, Kongens Nytorv and at Dybbelsbro station.

    Pictures of the mural from Østerbro can be found on this website:
    http://dinby.dk/koebenhavn-oe/fotogalleri-gavlmaleri?minby=koebenhavn-k

    Others currently in Copenhagen and intersted in the art of Sheperd Fairy can visit his current exhibition at V1 Gallery.

    http://www.v1gallery.com

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