Opera Gallery Dubai is proud to present this unprecedented exhibition dedicated
renowned artist Shepard Fairey.
Very few street artists have managed to make a trans-generational and cultural impact the way
Shepard has. What started almost like a prank back in 1989 with André the
Giant Has a Posse
guerrilla stickers evolved into an idiosyncratic, deep artistic practice, gracing private institutions
and museums with emblematic pieces. Shepard is now a force to reckon within the art world.
What makes Shepard’s body of work so unique is the seemingly simple message that the
canvases convey, carrying so much more than what meets the eyes. Pieces need to be analysed,
contextualised, and all of the sudden they become more than the sum of their parts. Over the years,
we have seen Shepard’s murals, prints and messages evolve, making their way into becoming the
most iconic campaign in support of the 44th US President Barack Obama, amongst other
Shepard’s work cannot be confined to gallery and institution walls. The artist also has a proven
record of painting murals all over the world, redefining and embellishing various neighbourhoods
with his vibrant visuals and politically committed messages.
On the occasion of his first visit to Dubai, the artist has been given the freedom to execute a giant
mural in a secret location, which will be revealed this Monday 15 March 2021.
Wide Open 2020 Stencil, silkscreen and collage
on canvas 152.4 x 111.8
cm - 60 x 44 in
This Viewing Room was created to coincide with the
exhibition Future Mosaic | Shepard Fairey, presented
Opera Gallery Dubai.
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