I’ve loved Shepard Fairey for a long time and it’s great to see him blow up so big recently and get the attention and respect he deserves. He created the Obama poster that was adopted by the campaign. Since then he has made several more for Obama. If you don’t know this artist, you sould take the time to learn who he is and see his work. Just click on the image to go to his website.
ICA Boston 20 Year Retrospective
FIRST MUSEUM SURVEY OF INFLUENTIAL STREET ARTIST SHEPARD FAIREY OPENS AT THE INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART/BOSTON
SHEPARD FAIREY: SUPPLY & DEMAND
FEB. 6 – AUG. 16, 2009
Boston, MA – On the 20th anniversary of the Obey Giant campaign, the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston opens the first museum survey of Shepard Fairey, the influential street artist who created the now iconic Obama poster. Stickers and posters of the artist’s work have appeared on street signs and buildings around the world as part of a guerrilla art campaign of global scale. Featuring over 80 works, Shepard Fairey: Supply & Demand traces the artist’s career over 20 years, from the Obey Giant stencil to screen prints of political revolutionaries and rock stars to recent mixed-media works and a new mural commissioned for the ICA show. In complement to the exhibition, Fairey will be creating public art works at sites around Boston. On view at the ICA from Feb. 6 to Aug. 16, 2009, Shepard Fairey: Supply & Demand is accompanied by an expanded, limited-edition version of Supply & Demand, the retrospective publication of the artist’s work. FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT THE ICA WEBSITE.