February 16, 2012
The Simpsons turns its poignant satirical eye towards the world of Street Art in an episode that is scheduled to air March 4th, 2010. In Episode 15 – “Exit Though The Kwik-E-Mart”, Bart and Milhouse get caught by a posse of celebrated street artists (Shepard Fairey, Ron English, Kenny Scharf and Robbie Conal; who all do their own voices for the episode) while putting up images of Homer. Instead of discouraging the illegal activities, according to Fairey's blog: "to Bart’s surprise, they invite him to exhibit his satirical artwork in his very own gallery show." Given the title of the episode, and the history of past work with that other high profile street artist, we're going to keep our eyes peeled for Banksy references.
Let the whining over the death of street art commence... now.