Shepard Fairey Showcase

Fairey Showcase outside the DAAP Library
Fairey Showcase outside the DAAP Library

The Robert A. Deshon and Karl J. Schlachter Library for Design, Architecture, Art and Planning presents an exhibit highlighting the works of Shepard Fairey.

Best known for his iconic “HOPE” portrait utilized in Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, and the equally striking “OBEY” poster inspired by 1988 classic, They Live, Shepard Fairey has established a sterling reputation as one of the most influential street artists of the century.  Debuting in 1984 detailing skateboards and creating t-shirt prints, Fairey graduated with a Bachelor in the Fine Arts in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1992 and founded his company, OBEY Clothing, in 2001.  Since 2002, Fairey has bent his talents toward a number of charitable and political causes, making substantial donations to organizations such as the ACLU and Feeding America in addition to creating the OBEY Awareness line of clothing, the proceeds of which are entirely donated to relevant causes.

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