I’d seen Shepard Fairey’s work previously, unconsciously embedded into situational backgrounds and, put forward by other street artists as a source of ‘reason why I do this’. But it wasn’t until I looked a bit more deeply into Fairey’s work online that I could the political and moral codes implicit throughout everything he does. Icons, symbols and indexes of popular culture used to reference hegemony.
Obey: Supply and Demand The Art of Shepard Fairey 1989-2009:
Showcasing Fairey’s entire body of work, from his early OBEY Giant campaign to his prodigious print output, increasingly ambitious large scale street work and beyond, this massive retrospective covers 20 colourful years. Fairey helped catalyse a movement from his unique vantage at the intersection of art, popular culture and Design and this tome documents it all. Through the lens of esteemed writers and critics such as Carlo McCormick, Steven Heller, Henry Rollins, Rob Walker, Roger Gastman and more, readers can learn about Shepard Fairey and his groundbreaking work.
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