Public Art

DUMBO Walls, 2013

Shepard Fairey

York and Jay Streets, along the BQE

Shepard Fairey’s Lotus Woman mural encapsulates a number of recurring concerns in the artist’s work, including propaganda, portraiture, and political power. A major artist of the street art movement, Fairey rose to prominence in the early 1990s through the dispersion of posters, stickers, and murals.

Begun in 2012, DUMBO Walls a series of outdoor murals packed within a four-block stretch of DUMBO along the BQE.