Shepard Fairey brings “Supply and Demand: 20 Year Retrospective” to the Contemporary Arts Center of Cincinnati.

Shepard Fairey is in the process of bringing his exhibit “Supply and Demand: 20 Year Retrospective” to the Contemporary Arts Center of Cincinnati on February 19, 2010.  The CAC exhibit is the third installment of this series.  The previous two took place at Boston ICA, and the Andy Warhol Museum.  The exhibit begins with an opening celebration on February, 19 at 8pm.  The event is open to the public, and will include a DJ set by Shepard Fairey himself.  The exhibit will run from February 20, 2010 through August 22, 2010.  In addition Shepard Fairey has secured permission to create large murals throughout the Greater Cincinnati Region.  Not only will he be creating these murals, he has also created a limited edition print exclusively for the Contemporary Arts Center.  Edition is 450, signed and numbered, and only available at the CAC.

Limited Edition Shepard Fairey print designed exclusively for the Contemporary Art Center of Cincinnati exhibit.

Visitors will also be given the opportunity to purchase the expanded special edition of  “Supply and Demand”, the retrospective book on Shepard’s work.

Shepard was born February 15, 1970 in Charleston, South Carolina.  Studying at the Rhode Island School of Design, Shepard received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1992.  While attending the Rhode Island School of Design, Shepard gained attention with his “Andre the Giant has a posse” sticker campaign in 1989.  As a result of this attention, Shepard created his brand “Obey the Giant”, which we continues to use as his website.

With his degree in illustration, Shepard created a t-shirt and silkscreen sticker business titled Alternate Graphics.  In addition Shepard is known to DJ at various venues under the name DJ Diabetic.  There was also a short documentary done on Shepard in 1994 by Helen Stickler.  The documentary is titled, “Andre the Giant has a posse”.  It premiered in 1995 at the now extinct New York Underground Film Festival and went on to be shown in 70 museums and festivals.

2008 was the defining year in Shepard’s career when he illegitimately created the red, white and blue Obama “Hope” poster.  The poster originally stated “Progress”, and Shepard denies accusations that the Obama campaign contacted him about changing the wording.

Shepard Fairey continues to pursue his vision through his illustrations.  His most recent work is a Olympic poster for Steven Colbert.  You can witness this vision for yourself at the opening on February 19, 2010 at the Contemporary Arts Center of Cincinnati.

Many of the fine examples of Shepard Fairey’s work…..

Operation Oil Freedom

The Colbert Report official Olympic poster


Power Up

Sea Shepard Conservastionist "Paul Watson"

Rock the Vote

OPENING CELEBRATION of the Shepard Fairey exhibit at the Contemporary Arts Center of Cincinnati.

Friday, February 19

FREE and open to the public at 8pm—all are invited!

Shepard Fairey will DJ a set during the party.


~ by thenoblevisions on February 12, 2010.

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