Best known in the street art movement for his iconic flower image, artist Michael De Feo has been creating unsanctioned works on the streets for nearly 25 years in over 60 cities from New York to Hong Kong. De Feo’s most recent street projects are takeovers of fashion ads in NYC’s bus stop shelters. His current studio practice reflects his interest in the world of fashion by painting atop images he sources from magazines. These works highlight the blurred line of illegal intervention & sponsored partnerships like his recently designed line of women’s accessories launching Spring ’16. Other fashion projects include a takeover of Neiman Marcus’ April catalog ‘The Book’ and an influencer campaign for Christian Louboutin.
De Feo’s work has been exhibited in galleries & museums around the world, including The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum (Connecticut), Museo de Arte (San Juan), The New Museum (NYC), Colette (Paris), Stolen Space (London) & many more.
His work has appeared in a variety of film docs including Alice Arnold’s ‘To Be Seen’ (screened at The MoMA, 2006) & Banksy’s Academy Award nominated ‘Exit Through The Gift Shop’ (2010). Michael’s work has been featured in The NY Times, Time Magazine, The London Sunday Times Magazine & 3 times on the cover of New York Magazine’s ‘Reasons to Love New York’ issue as well as appearing in nearly 40 books.
Read The New York Time’s recent feature on Michael De Feo here.