A New Mural by Shepard Fairey in Santa Monica – StreetArtNews

Shepard Fairey is American road artist and graphic designer greatest identified for his Barack Obama “Hope” poster. Probably the most well-known and influential road artists of the modern period, his works are displayed at a number of prestigious museums all around the world together with the Smithsonian, the Los Angeles County Museum of Artwork, the Museum of Fashionable Artwork in New York Metropolis, the Virginia Museum of Fantastic Arts in Richmond, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Artistically inclined from a younger age, he attended the Rhode Island Faculty of Design (RISD) and began his first enterprise enterprise, Alternate Graphics, whereas nonetheless a pupil there. Initially he created stickers, t-shirts, skateboards, and posters, which he bought through the mail order catalogs that he distributed. Alongside together with his pals he created paper and vinyl stickers and posters with a picture of the wrestler André the Big which turned very fashionable and earned him appreciable consideration. And this was just the start. Over the subsequent few years his reputation grew manifold and he turned an internationally famend determine when he designed the Barack Obama “Hope” poster throughout the 2008 U.S. presidential election. Although acknowledged to be a extremely artistic and revolutionary individual, he has additionally typically been accused of plagiarizing different artists’ work.

A brand new mural was made for The Pierside Lodge in Santa Monica.

Have a look for some progress photographs that Shepard and his group labored on and test again with us quickly for extra updates.