The Shepard Fairey 'Playing Field' Exhibition Challenges Culture

By: Jordan Sowunmi - Published: Jun 20, 2011 • References: obeygiant and bkrw
The latest exhibition from artist Shepard Fairey, 'Playing Field,' features a comprehensive collection of some of the artist's most iconic and recognizable works. Fairey, one of the foremost practitioners of modern day street art and graffiti-based political satire, is perhaps best known for developing President Barack Obama's 2008 Presidential campaign posters "Hope," and "Progress."

In the Shepard Fairey 'Playing Field' exhibit we see his works for President Obama, as well as pieces that serve as tributes to American intellectual and contemporary critic, Noam Chomsky, rockers Black Sabbath and Billy Idol, and the original inspiration of Fairey's celebrity-inclusive street art, Andre the Giant.

These images will be displayed at Culver City, California's Carmichael Gallery from June 18th, 2011 to July 9th, 2011.