Featuring 30 large silkscreen and mixed collage works on paper, FACING THE GIANT is a curated selection of Fairey’s work from the last 30 years featuring key works that highlight clear messages of empowerment.
Propagandist, arch manipulator, inciter, provocateur, these are all words used to describe the artist, Shepard Fairey, the man many hail as the originator of the modern urban art scene and an undeniable phenomenon.
FACING THE GIANT presents a survey of the last three decades of Shepard Fairey’s work. The 30 selected artworks in the exhibition are 30 x 41-inch hand painted multiples – prints on unique collaged backgrounds with additional stencilling and embellishments – done in 2019.
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.