We don’t have to introduce Shepard Fairey, aka OBEY, anymore. The American street artist who became famous with its “Hope” poster of Obama back in 2008, comes back to Paris for the second time in one year, with a new exhibition based on ecology matters.
As one of the world’s most provocative contemporary artists, Shepard Fairey’s career is founded on the ability to create powerful visual imagery coupled with rousing calls to action.
Blue and aqua tones
The artist’s upcoming Earth Crisis exhibition in Paris is an extension of his groundbreaking Earth Crisis Globe installation at the Eiffel Tower, which was up following the November 13, 2015, Paris Attacks and through December of 2015. Fairey was the first artist allowed to create a 3-dimensional installation at the Eiffel Tower, and it was timed to coincide with the monumental COP21 Climate Conference.
The Earth Crisis exhibition at Galerie Itinerrance is the anticipated next chapter in what started with the Earth Crisis Globe. This show features a brand new body of environmentally themed works including mixed media paintings on canvas and paper, a series of six letterpress prints, collectible globe sculptures, and books.
Each piece of art was created in blue and aqua tones that remind us that we need clean air, water, and vegetation to sustain the planet. Tied to this show, Fairey will be painting three new murals around Paris.
From June 24th to July 30th, 2016
Wednesday to Saturday: 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Where: Galerie Itinerrance, Rue René Goscinny, Paris, France
Metro: Bibliothèque François Mitterrand (Line 14)