My book 3 DECADES OF DISSENT is now available on my web store. It’s a retrospective of my work from the past 30 years. The book was specifically designed for Wunderkammern that showcased my work at the Gallery of Modern Art in Rome, Italy also featuring 30 new works.
Even though my artwork has evolved throughout the years, I think a lot of the principles that drive my work have stayed the same. The art that I chose in 3 DECADES OF DISSENT are images that I felt were important steps in my growth and also images that I never made as fine art prints. It’s been exciting for me to revisit a lot of the older things and see subtle ways that I can improve my work while also transmitting the message and the aesthetics that hold up through the years.
I feel very lucky that through my 30 plus years, I’ve maintained an outsider spirit. I sympathize and empathize with the underdog. Even though I may not be an underdog anymore, I’m applying everything I’ve learned to that same mentality through the spirit of punk rock. Us versus the world. It’s still very alive in my heart and drives what I’m doing. Thanks for caring!
SHEPARD FAIREY: 3 DECADES OF DISSENT Designed specifically for the Gallery of Modern Art in Rome, Italy, this collection presents 30 selected works, also placing Fairey’s body of work in conversation with the artist’s own selections from the contemporary art collection at the Capitoline Superintendency. Through this careful curation, readers are able to appreciate Fairey’s ability to hone in on imagery that is both topical and timeless, resulting in pieces that inform the public discourse as much as they are inspired by it.
189 pages, Hardcover, 9 3/4 x 11 1/4 inches, Signed by Shepard Fairey. Written in both Italian and English.
$40. Available on Tuesday, February 15th @ 10 AM PST at https://store.obeygiant.com. Max order: 1 per customer/household. International customers are responsible for import fees due upon delivery (Except UK). ALL SALES FINAL.