Spring of 2006 was a historic time in White Walls exhibition history. World famous American street artist, graphic designer, illustrator and political activist Shepard Fairey exhibited a collection of his signature propaganda style paintings in an exhibition titled, “New Work.” Just two years prior to the 2008 U.S. presidential campaign and the release of his iconic Obama Hope poster, White Walls represented Fairey before he became a household name. Emerging from the board culture of the early 2000s, Fairey was first, and still is, widely recognized for his Obey Giant campaign and clothing line amongst the skateboard scene.
Fairey’s current CV includes exhibitions with notable art institutions such as, the Smithsonian, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art in New York City and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. Fairey has large scale murals around the world; this year he embarked on an eight city mural tour with his crew visiting cities such as Los Angeles, Chicago and Philadelphia. Today, Fairey continues to spread important socio-political messages through his effective graphic design skills and powerful ad campaigns.
Check out some of these awesome throwback photos from Fairey’s 2006 White Walls exhibition below!
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