Shepard Fairey retrospective Facing The Giant: 3 decades of dissent at the Itinerrance Gallery, 22nd June – 27th July 2019
This free retrospective of American street-artist Shepard Fairey not far from our hotels celebrates 30 years that have spawned iconic images (like the one of Obama), at least one legal battle and even a line of clothing.
He’s one of the biggest names in the world of street art (and art full stop) – Shepard Fairey is coming back to Paris in order to attend the opening of his retrospective, Facing The Giant: 3 Decades of Dissent.
With pieces always exhibiting a political dimension, commenting on immigration, the abuse of power and racism (to name but a few), the retrospective will show how his way of working has changed over the years.
The artists will also be creating a new fresco on the facade of the gallery, and has just finished a huge piece on a wall next to the Pompidou Centre…
If you’d like to bump into or rub shoulders with Fairey himself, then feel free to attend the gallery opening on Saturday 22nd June from 6-9pm. The gallery says there will also be “numerous surprises” for visitors 😝
You can also see him mix for the Fête de la Musique (21st June) in his clothes shop (here) starting at 4pm, with a new unpublished print available for the occasion (limited edition of 500, signed by the artist)
Check out the Instagram image at the bottom of this article for all the details.
And for more info on Fairey’s work and career, you can check out the English press release for the exhibition here (PDF).