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It's 'May Day' All Month Long at The Ace New York, Thanks to Shepard Fairey

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April 26, 2010 at 4:29 PM | by | ()

It turns out Ace Hotel New York isn't too cool for hotel packages...so long as the subject matter is rather cool itself.

Starting May 1, all month long the hotel will be hosting an exhibition of new work by artist Shepard Fairey (best known for his Obama "Hope" poster) titled, "May Day."

Titled not only in reference to the day of the exhibition’s opening, the multiple meanings of May Day resonate throughout the artist's new body of work. Originally a celebration of spring and the rebirth it represents, May Day is also observed in many countries as International Worker's Day or Labor Day, a day of political demonstrations and celebrations coordinated by unions and socialist groups. “Mayday” is also the distress signal used by pilots, police and firefighters in times of emergency.

The exhibition will actually be shown at Deitch Projects as one of its last projects before the gallery closes its doors forever. But Fairey's work will be seen at The Ace when he wheat-pastes over 80 feet of plywood wrapping around the hotel. And in conjunction with this, the Ace has put together a special package for hotel guests starting May 1.

The MAY DAY package will include a May Day t-shirt from OBEY (Fairey's company), a signed offset print (value $35) and two tickets to the opening night after-party. Use code MAYDAY to book.

We found a medium queen room on May 1 going for $374 a night. Regular room rates were not that much cheaper at $354.

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