The contemporary street artist, designer and activist who created the popularized “Hope” visuals during Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign will soon showcase close to 200 works of art in a collective exhibition called “Damaged”.
The forthcoming solo art exhibition from artist and provocateur Shepard Fairey is the artist’s largest-ever solo show in Los Angeles. The immense presentation will spotlight approximately 200 works spanning never-before-seen paintings, large-scale sculptures, interactive installations, and more. Collectively, the show marks ten years since Fairey hosted an exhibit at his hometown of LA.
In this unprecedented political climate, Fairey’s message has changed from hope to purpose: “Damaged is an honest diagnosis, but diagnosis is the first step to recognizing and solving problems. I definitely think that art can be part of the solution because it can inspire people to look at an issue they might otherwise ignore or reject.”
Shepard Fairey is also widely recognized as the founder of popular skate imprint OBEY, he will be taking over Los Angeles’ Library Street Collective space in the upcoming weeks. Take a look at select artworks above that will be on display and expect “Damaged” to launch on November 11th. Visit the Library Street Collective‘s official website to learn more about the exhibit.