Artist David Choe is rich bitch! While doing a mural in Facebook headquarters years ago, he was offered stocks in lui of cash payment. As Facebook sets to go public shortly, Choe’s shares are reportedly going to be worth around $200 million. This makes him the first graffiti artist to make that much on a mural, or in a career, ever.
With the Occupy Wall St. movement taking hold across America, it is no surprise that “occupy art” is becoming more and more prevalent. Check out these “Dollar Bill Street Art” switch-ups being distributed by Occupy George around NYC.
Our friend Akira Beard is revealing a body of new work tomorrow night at Shootin…g Gallery entitled “American Iconomics” - be sure to check out the Reception 7 p.m. Sat. Through June 4. Noon-7 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Shooting Gallery, 839 Larkin St., S.F. (415) 931-8035. www.shootinggallerysf.com.