Shepard Fairey has been on a New York City blitz the past couple of weeks, putting up lots of fresh artwork throughout the city ahead of a major exhibition of his work at influential downtown gallery Deitch Projects.

Earlier in the week Fairey put up a massive outdoor mural on the wall space curated by Deitch at the corner of Bowery and Houston streets. Ad man and photographer Darren Jeffries was there as Fairey worked to piece together the huge wheat-paste mural and took the awesome pictures below.

The “Fairey exhibition at Deitch is called May Day” and runs from May 1 (May Day) through the 29th. The show is also significant as it will be the last art exhibition at the gallery ever. Art impressario and gallery founder-owner Jeffrey Deitch closing the exhibition space and moving to Los Angeles to become curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA).

All photos courtesy of Darren Jeffries. (Copyright 2010 Darren Jeffries. All rights reserved.)