Tag: Shepard Fairey

Shepard Fairey Interview

Photo: Jonny Cournoyer
Before he started spinning records at Art Chicago’s preview party, I had a few minutes to actually sit down and talk with Shepard Fairey.  Fairey and I were able to cover a lot of topics in a short period of time.  Here is some of our conversation, you can find the rest on ArtSlant. On... Read more »

Art Chicago, NEXT

Last night was the preview for Art Chicago, newly combined with NEXT this year.  The big news was that Shepard Fairey was in attendance and DJing later in the night.  There was no shortage of star-struck fans waiting for autographs while Fairey played old-school hits like Blondie’s “Rapture” along with vintage hip-hop.  I was able... Read more »

Preview of Art Chicago/NEXT

With MDW Fair just passed, one more art fair (or is it two?) looms on the horizon: the Art Chicago/NEXT fair at the massive Merchandise Mart. While the Merchandise Mart remains as megalithic as ever, the fair itself has shrunk.  So much so that this year Art Chicago combines with its younger contemporary art-focused counterpart... Read more »
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Shepard Fairey to create "special project" at Art Chicago

Art Chicago announced last week that Shepard Fairey, street artist and creator of the iconic HOPE poster for Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign, both seen below, will show at Art Chicago (4/29-5/2) and creating a special installation for it. Unfortunately I don’t know what Fairey will come up with, the press release for the event only... Read more »

Art and the Revolutions in the Middle East

Displaying something upside down is also a symbol of disrespect.
As revolution sweeps across the Middle East, art and graffiti has played a big role in communicating attitudes and making change happen.   A major guiding artistic light seems to be Shepard Fairey and his patterned prints as well as his iconic “HOPE” poster, originally used to promote President Obama’s campaign as I’m sure we... Read more »