Revolutions – The Album Cover Art of Shepard Fairey


Obey Giant Art, Subliminal Projets et la Robert Berman Gallery s’associent pour nous présenter l’exposition « REVOLUTIONS » de Shepard Fairey aka OBEY qui se déroulera du 12 Mars au 23 Avril, à la Galerie Robert Berman.

Cette expo sera composée de 80 pièces représentant des pochettes d’albums de Punk, Rock, New Wave, Jazz et Hip-Hop toutes basées sur le format 12″.
Et pour marquer le coup, seront dispo lors de l’expo, deux coffrets en édition limitée (recouverts de feuilles d’or), composés de 36 sérigraphies numérotées, d’autocollants, de pochoirs (et je ne veux même pas savoir le prix de ce petit bijou!)

“Long before I knew about art galleries or even street art, I was excited about album cover art, if only because it was the visual counterpart to the music on the records. Album covers conjured a euphoric association with the listening experience. Most of my earliest home-made tee shirts were stencils based on punk album covers. I’ve had some very moving encounters with art in my life, especially in the street, but nothing can compare with the first time I heard the boots marching and first chord of the Sex Pistols’ « Holidays in the Sun, » or the air raid sirens leading into « too black, too strong » on Public Enemy’s It Takes A Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back, or the opening guitar scream of Black Flag’s « Rise Above ». That music makes my arm hairs stand up. Music is visceral and accessible, but also has the additional powerful layers of the lyrics with their content and politics, the style and personalities of the musicians, and the politics of their lifestyles. No matter how much I love art, or try to convince myself of its relevance in society, the fact remains that music is a lot cooler and way more able to reach people’s hearts and minds… but I’m a populist and I look at this way: I may not play an instrument, but I’m gonna rock it hard as nails anyway. REVOLUTIONS is a celebration of all the great music and accompanying art that has inspired me over the years.”
– Shepard

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