Shepard Fairey, the designer responsible for the Obama ‘HOPE’ poster, is displaying his latest exhibit ‘Printed Matters’ at Subliminal Projects in Los Angeles.
Intended to be the West Coast counterpart to his recent ‘May Day’ show that closed out NYC’s Deitch Projects last May, the exhibition features a large portion of Shephard’s ‘May Day’ imagery printed on smaller-scale wood and metal panels in limited editions of two pieces each.
The opening night pulled a major crowd with Fairey providing the tunes; he usually performs in clubs under DJ Diabetic or Emcee Insulin (yes, he has diabetes.)
The exhibition incorporates every variety of Fairey’s printed work, including prints on wood, metal, album cover, and fine art college on paper.
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Fairey is an American contemporary artist, graphic designer, and illustrator who emerged from the skateboarding scene in the late 80’s. He first became known for his street art campaign, ‘Andre the Giant Has a Posse’ – an in-joke directed at the hip hop and skate subculture.
Fairey’s work is included in collections at The Smithsonian, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.