February 6, 2009 marks the opening for Shepard Fairey's art exhibit at the ICA in Boston. The exhibit serves as a retrospective for Fairey's work over the past two decades and he has also been invited to make art in several public spaces around the Boston area.
Fairey's work needs no introduction. It is pure and the message is clear. His influences range from Russian constructivist propoganda posters to the pop sensibility of Andy Warhol to the urban environment and he cultivates it all into a clean vision that is clearly all his own.
Noone has captured the attention of art critics as Fairey has in recent memory. His work speaks to our generation in a way that punk rock spoke to us in the early 80's. It is a call to question everything. Our government, our police force, our environment and most importantly, ourselves.
You can see more of his work here.
ICA Boston website is here.