Ali Canvas Print

May 12, 2010

“I’m not a big fan of boxing, or organized sports in general, but athletic competition can highlight an inspiring human spirit to triumph over great odds.  Muhammad Ali embodies that spirit, and his dogged tenacity led him to three heavyweight titles.  He also has a charismatic personality who influenced more than boxing.  Ali was a conscientious objector to the Vietnam War and his boastful wordplay is considered a predecessor to rap.  I wanted to do an Ali portrait for years, but I was worried about legal issues until I was conveniently commissioned to create a portrait.”
– Shepard Fairey
Ali Canvas Print will be released on May 13, 2010 at 11AM Pacific time.  SOLD OUT
Solo Exhibition of New Works by Shepard Fairey
Featuring the Ali Canvas
May 1 – May 29, 2010
Deitch Projects
18 Wooster Street
New York City