Samuel Owen Gallery is pleased to announce our upcoming exhibition of artwork by Shepard Fairey titled OBEY, opening with a reception on Thursday, October 3rd from 6 - 9pm.
Shepard Fairey has been described by the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston as "one of the most influential street artists of our time," and has also been called the Andy Warhol of Generation X. It's been almost 20 years since Fairey, a restless skate punk from South Carolina, began slathering walls, newspaper boxes, and street signs with his stickers, stencils, and posters of pro-wrestler Andre The Giant as a student at the Rhode Island School of Design. He's since moved on to big-budget ad campaigns and is probably most well known for his Barack Obama "Hope" poster that reached icon status during the 2008 presidential election. At only 43 years old, Fairey's work is already in the collections of The Smithsonian, The National Portrait Gallery, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, amongst many others.
Samuel Owen Gallery is thrilled to share the work of such an important artist with the Greenwich community. The exhibition is comprised of unique works from private collectors, Shepard Fairey will not be attendance.