4.22.2008

Art and Politics

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Art that provokes; Shepard Fairey has been working in the street culture of art to effect change for many years. Working with iconic imagery he creates confrontational art that provokes thinking. He exploits the advertising cultures tool of aligning a subliminal message with an image to effectively proliferate a lasting impression.

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“I wanted to make an art piece of Barack Obama because I thought an iconic portrait of him could symbolize and amplify the importance of his mission. I believe Obama will guide this country to a future where everyone can thrive and I should support him vigorously for the sake of my two young daughters. I have made art opposing the Iraq war for several years, and making art of Obama, who opposed the war from the start, is like making art for peace. I know I have an audience of young art fans and I’m delighted if I can encourage them to see the merits of Barack Obama.”

-Shepard Fairey

purchase poster here (100% contribution for the Obama Campaign).

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