Street Artists Shepard Fairey, Ron English, Kenny Scharf, and Robbie Conal to Appear on "The Simpsons"
To the glee of graff fans and pop-culture fiends, creators of The Simpsons announced this morning that an upcoming episode will guest star the kings of street art: Shepard Fairey, Ron English, Kenny Scharf and Robbie Conal.
This March 4, all four will be appearing in an episode titled "Exit Though The Kwik-E-Mart," a riff on street art film "Exit Through the Gift Shop," which was nominated for an Oscar in 2011.
The episode, according to Shepard's website Obey Giant, will star the artists who invote Bart to "to exhibit his satirical artwork in his very own gallery show. Meanwhile, a hip, new health food superstore opens in Springfield that threatens to put Apu and the Kwik-E-Mart out of business."
"The Simpsons has been one of my favorite shows since the early 90′s," writes Fairey. "When I was running my screen printing studio in Providence R.I. my crew and I lead a Spartan existence consisting of long hours and a seven day work week. Our only recreational indulgence ritual was to stop work early Sunday evenings to eat dinner together while watching the Simpsons. I've always loved the Simpsons blend of humor and social commentary, so it is a huge honor for me to appear as a guest character on the March 4th episode."
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