Saturday, August 15, 2009

Shepard Fairey to exhibit at Andy Warhol Museum

Shepard Fairey— Los Angeles graphic artist— is the creator of the iconic "HOPE" poster that became the unofficial emblem of President Obama's campaign has been exhibited at The Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and, beginning Oct. 18, The Andy Warhol Museum. Here's a video of Fairey talking about his artwork:

I love that Shepard Fairey's work isn't just art but it makes you think. His work centers around "questioning authority, promoting peace and encouraging people to think about how images affect them in public space." Alot of his work has a political agenda which lets him express himself, his views and inspire thought and introspection among his audience.

I'm so excited that he's gonna exhibit at the Warhol in Pittsburgh. It's one of my favorite museums and I'll definitely be there on October 18It's 3 days after my 19th birthday!