His unique use of stencils, collage, photography and painting have led to collaborations with, among others, DJ Shadow, Interpol, Smashing Pumpkins, Led Zeppelin, Neil Young, the Misfits, a limited edition 12-inch featuring Chuck D, and the poster art for the Johnny Cash biopic, ‘Walk the Line’. Other collaborations include his work with Debbie Harry and Chris Stein for the Blondie ‘Pollinator’ album art, a collaborative print with Joan Jett, ‘Joan Jett The Runaway’, and the album art for Tom Petty’s ‘An American Treasure’ 2018 compilation album.
Shepard Fairey is known for his extensive and consistent production of fine art screenprints that began his career and he has continued to create provocative and accessible works with his 18 x 24-inch screen prints. For this survey of the last three decades, the selected 30 artworks will be shown as 30 x 41-inch hand painted multiples (HPMs) which are prints on unique collaged backgrounds with additional stencilling and embellishments. Facing the Giant: 3 Decades of Dissent will be the first time that many of these images are available in mediums other than the original 18 x 24-inch screen print editions that have long been unavailable on the primary market.
‘Facing the Giant’ is a curated series of images chosen for their importance aesthetically and conceptually, and for addressing critical topics and themes frequently recurring throughout Fairey’s career. “This show is a reflection, not a retrospective, because I’m still very actively creating new art, but I like the idea of highlighting both the continuity and evolution of my art and concepts over 30 years.” – Shepard Fairey, 2019
Over 2 venues:
Venue 1: StolenSpace Gallery
17 Osborn St, London, E1 6TD
Venue 2: The Beats By Dr Dre Residency
4 Chance St, London, E1 6JT
Opening times for this venue is Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 6pm
(15 minute walk between venues, view map here)