Shepard Fairey to Release New Monograph this Fall
Rizzoli is slated to release Shepard Fairey's newest monograph, Covert to Overt: The Under/Overground Art of Shepard Fairey on October 6, 2015. The monograph includes never-before-published art and poster works, and chronicles his triumphant return to his street-art roots with murals. A limited supply of advance copies will be available at the opening reception of On Our Hands, September 17, 4-8pm at Jacob Lewis Gallery.
From the publisher: Shepard Fairey rose out of the skateboarding scene, creating his “Andre the Giant Has a Posse” sticker campaign in the late ’80s, and has since achieved a mainstream recognition that most street artists never find. Fairey’s “Hope” poster, created during Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, is arguably the most iconic American image since Uncle Sam. Fairey has become a pop-culture icon himself, though he has remained true to his street-art roots. OBEY: Covert to Overt showcases his most recent evolution from works on paper to grander art installations, cross-cultural artworks, and music/art collaborations. The book also includes his ubiquitous streetwear and chronicles his return to public artworks. His signature blend of politics, street culture, and art makes Fairey unlike any other subculture/street artist working today.