Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Guerilla POP Culture: Shepard Fairey
























Shepard Fairey is one of the most visible and celebrated artists of his generation. Fairey first gained notoriety by translating pop culture imagery into guerilla propaganda campaigns that quickly became global phenomena, most prominently with his ubiquitous "OBEY" images. Fairey's recent work consists of complex, multi-layered portraits of counter-cultural revolutionary figures combined with politically charged propaganda style imagery. Fairey's image of Barack Obama propelled him toward widespread international acclaim when the stylized portrait of the presidential candidate with the word "HOPE" became the most recognizable image of the 2008 elections and a survey exhibition of his work was organized at the ICA Boston in early 2009.






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