From 2010: Shepard Fairey Mural Created In Collaboration With NYC Kids At World Financial Center
On May 2, 2010 contemporary artist, graphic designer and illustrator, Shepard Fairey guided over 100 teens from The CityKids Foundation through his artistic process to create a 40-foot mural as an expression of the collective power of young people to change the world.
Accompanying the mural was an exhibit of Fairey’s artwork at the World Financial Center Courtyard Gallery. The exhibit features some of Fairey’s iconic images that depict four socially pressing issues: youth violence, education, environmental protection and human rights.
Fairey has been known amongst pop, graffiti and agit-art fans for many years but became widely known during the 2008 U.S. presidential election, specifically for his Barack Obama “HOPE” poster.
The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston calls him one of today’s best known and most influential street artists. His work is included in the collections at The Smithsonian, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
Shepard and his message are brilliant!
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