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Shepard fairey: 3 Decades of Dissent

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192 pages
Text(s) by Claudio Crescentini, Shepard Fairey and Federica Pirani
28 x 24 cm
Language: Italian, English
Hardback or Softcover
Publisher: Silvana Editoriale

The volume is dedicated to Shepard Fairey (Charleston, South Carolina, 1970), one of the most renowned street artists worldwide.

Having made a name for himself with the pseudonym OBEY thanks to a viral sticker campaign featuring the face of the wrestling champion Andre The Giant, the American artist has achieved international fame thanks to his portrait of Obama, immortalized in the iconic ‘Hope’ poster, created on the occasion of his presidential campaign in 2008. In these pages the artist presents thirty new graphic works (2019), which retrace thirty years of activity through his most famous icons: many social and political themes that inspired his production, from the struggle for peace and against racial violence, the defense of human and gender dignity up to environment protection.

The graphic works here presented constitute a unique and unrepeatable concept, designed specifically for the Gallery of Modern Art in Rome, where they are placed in evocative dialogue with important works from the contemporary art collection of the Capitoline Superintendence, selected by the artist himself.