Throwing it back to my trip to New York and New Jersey back in 2015. It was a very intense but exhilarating trip! My team and I opened the “On Our Hands” show at the Jacob Lewis Gallery and we completed my 143′ x 37’ mural in Jersey City, facilitated by Mana Contemporary. I spent the better part of that year working on the fine art and print editions for the collection in the Jacob Lewis Gallery, and the Pace Prints Gallery a floor below, so it was amazing to finally see it all in frames and on the walls. When we got to NeueHouse in New York, I got to do a discussion with Chris Stein of Blondie, one of my creative heroes and a friend of many of my other heroes including Andy Warhol. We discussed Chris’ book, “Chris Stein / Negative,” and my monograph, “Covert to Overt: The Under/Overground Art of Shepard Fairey.” The great artists and musicians who came out to see the show is too long a list for me to name drop here tastefully, but it should go without saying that it was an incredible honor and quite humbling to be supported by so many people who have inspired me.
📷:: Jon Furlong