American artist Shepard Fairey is known around the world for his iconic imagery, including the famous Barack Obama HOPE poster that went viral.
His art practice 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. Shepard has 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 is open 24 hours, 7 days a week between 26 May – 17 June and admission is free.
When: 26 May – 17 June
Where: OPEN, Darling Quarter’s outdoor exhibition space.
This is an official exhibition as part of Vivid Sydney 2017 and is presented by aMBUSH Gallery, T-world and Darling Quarter.
*These are artworks based on the style of an album cover. The actual records do not exist.