American artist Shepard Fairey is known around the world for his iconic imagery—think the Barack Obama HOPE poster—and for an art practice that openly makes comment on mainstream commercialism and political propaganda.
Demonstrating the strong ties between art and music, Fairey has created album cover artwork for bands such as Led Zeppelin and The Smashing Pumpkins, been DJ’ing for over 15 years, and produced music with his band Nøise.
Fairey’s REVOLUTIONS exhibition displays 16 of his large-scale music-themed artworks. Each is printed on wood panels and showcases his signature style and passion for music culture.
REVOLUTIONS runs from Friday 26 May at OPEN, Darling Quarter’s outdoor exhibition space. It will be open 24 hours, seven days a week and admission is free.
As an official exhibition of Vivid Sydney 2017, it is presented by aMBUSH Gallery, Darling Quarter and T-world.