Thursday, February 5, 2009

Shepard Fairey - New ICA exhibit

The ICA has opened a new exhibition Shepard Fairey: Supply & Demand. I went there yesterday, and the different layers and materials he uses for his work are definitely something worth checking out.

This is a first museum survey of Shepard Fairey, the influential street artist who created the now iconic Obama poster, on the 20th anniversary of the Obey Giant campaign.

You probably have seen his work all around the city (commissioned to accompany his exhibit), it has appeared on street signs and buildings around the world.

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.

So - I highly recommend you go see the exhibit while its still in town! And keep an eye out for a future OYFP charity event at the ICA...

Photos courtesy of the ICA.

6 comments:

Casey said...

This looks like a wicked cool event! It's hard for me to believe, but I haven't been to the ICA yet... even though one of my best friends just got ENGAGED there!

Hannah said...

i can't believe he's at the ICA! for the longest time, he was this underground type of figure that only "skaters" and the like seemed to know.. i'm thrilled. can't wait to go check it out~

Alexandra said...

Casey! Really no ICA! You should definitely go!

And yes they even have a letter from Obama on a display, thanking him for supporting his campaign.

Casey said...

So what's up with his arrest? Do you think it was a publicity stunt?

Krystle said...

Yes. Although I think it was a nice improvement to the grafiti already there.

shdwdog66 said...

As a promotion he went around and papered up Boston. I did my best to capture it. http://tinyurl.com/ced3x2

Great way to send some time around Boston.