Nineteeneightyfouria: Shepard Fairey
Many regard Shepard Fairey as one of the godfathers of the modern urban art scene and he’s widely known as one of the hardest working men in the business. His Obey Andre the Giant figure can be found all over the world, oftentimes in some surprising locales. Unique stencil, collage, photography and painting techniques have made him possibly the worlds most well-known street artist. Fairey’s latest venture is taking on the art world as he continues to move his pieces into gallery environments. For those of you who missed the show in New York City you’ll have a chance to view his work across the pond in London 1-25 November 2007 at Stolenspace. Named “Nineteeneightyphoria“, it’s his inaugural show in London, arguably the street art capital of the world. Comprised of a range of artworks, mostly awesome in scale, it’s an overt reference to the surveillance culture of Orwell’s 1984 and where better than just under the Eye and Big Ben. Fairey harnesses his counter culture reputation to question the cultural paradigm post 9-11.
Opening Reception Thursday, 1 November 2007, 6:30-9:30pm.
On view from 2 – 25 November 2007, at the Stolen Space Gallery.
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