Shepard Fairey on Lit Lounge and Max Fish

Posted on: October 12th, 2010 at 2:20 pm by

Ever since the Barry McGee mural went up at the corner of Bowery and East Houston, the local spotlight on Shepard Fairey has dimmed. Refinery29 allegedly stalked the street artist until obtaining a quick interview on his favorite spots around town.  Two of five are on the Lower East Side.

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Here is what Fairey had to say:

1. Max Fish: “Max Fish has been a Lower East Side artist hangout since the early ’90’s. It’s not pretentious and I still run into friends every time I’m there.”

2. Lit: “This is a grimy, dive bar with good music. There is an art gallery in the back. A couple of my friends work there.”

3. The Ace Hotel: “My favorite new place to stay in NYC. It is upscale bohemian. Funky and classic at the same time. They support artists.”

4. Café: Habana: “They have great Cuban food. I love the corn with cheese and chile powder.”

5. The Hole: “The Hole is taking over where Jeffrey Deitch left off. They are showing high quality art but in a fun way. At the Hole, street meets elite.”

Hmm, Max Fish and Ace Hotel in the same sentence…

[Refinery29 via NY Press]

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