Live from Shepard Fairey's "May Day" Opening at Deitch Projects: Fab 5 Freddy and a Topless Breastfeeding Lady

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all photos by Sam Horine
Shepard Fairey has a motorcycle posse. And it includes Rick Ross a guy who looks a hell of a lot like Rick Ross

Shepard Fairey's "May Day" show opened this past Saturday. The noise about Deitch Projects' send-off has been near-deafening, amplified by Fairey's rabidly targeted, heavily guarded, possibly illegal Houston Street mural and a handful of Music Hall of Williamsburg-instigated Band of Horses jokes. So the Derby Day event, and specifically Wooster Street, was mobbed. Mobbed like a street fair. Mobbed like one of the only times you'd ever sympathize with the pissy door guy. Mobbed like this was Splash Mountain and everybody was on April vacation.

But once you finally got inside, this is what you saw:

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Fairey with Jeffrey Deitch, visibly sporting a fat lip, and Fab 5 Freddy

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Merlin Bronques, Iggy Pop, and an unsuspecting victim

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"I'M AT THE BAND OF HORSES GUY'S SHOW. WUT U UP TO?"

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Lay off, dude likes Motorhead

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Not a Duane Hanson posthumous collabo, unfortunately

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Framed portraits of Joe Strummer, Neko, Johnny Cash, and Guns 'N Roses

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OBEY T-shirt at an OBEY show: Like listening to the band you just saw in the concert parking lot

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Jeffrey Deitch complained about LA traffic to my best friend

And the art:

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