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Power to the Posse: Celebrating the Art and Activism of Shepard Fairey 

The gallery behind New York’s first mobile art truck, Soak Your Buns, is bringing a pop up Shepard Fairey retrospective to Manhattan’s Upper East Side. 

Among the leading artists of his generation, Shepard Fairey began his “Andre the Giant has a Posse” propaganda campaign in 1989 while attending the Rhode Island School of Design. Since the early 1990’s, Fairey and his posse have bombarded New York City with different iterations of the Andre the Giant image.

Power to the Posse will survey Fairey’s career, from his early days of punk and skateboard stickers to politically provocative later compositions. The show will explore themes of propaganda, music and social justice with a curated selection of screen prints and works on wood, metal and canvas.

The show will run from May 6th to 8th at 1035 3rd Avenue, at the corner of 62nd Street.

Gallery hours for this show will be from 10am to 5pm every day starting Friday, May 6, 2016 and continuing through Sunday, May 8, 2016. 



Tales of the Grails: Top Middle Bottom


In the beginning there was Andre the Giant


Tales of the Grails: Crowd 1 and 2

Some prints never come up. Or rarely. They hide around at high buy it now prices, unobtainable. But every once in a while some guy who picked one up at a surf shop in San Diego in 1997 and has it in the original frame and its a diptych and its called Crowd 1 and 2 shows up and then this happens. God bless.

Crowd 1 and 2 (diptych)
Year: 1997
Run Size: 100
Part of Set: Crowd
Size: 18x24
Paper: unknown
Print Type: Screen Print

Here is what Shepard says about the prints in Supply and Demand (p. 101):

For the propaganda series, I wanted to create symmetrical images that could be spread across two posters horizontally. Since I could only print 18 x 24” images by hand, I wanted to make larger images—diptychs—that could cover more space. It also saved money, because I could make just one piece of film for the image, print it, then flip the film for the mirror image but cut out the type so it wouldn’t read backwards. Essentially, I got two posters for the price of one.

They even came with the original stickers on the back...


Pop Up Street Art Gallery - Eleventh Avenue Btw 52nd & 53rd Streets

Soak Your Buns Mobile Art Gallery

A curated selection from the Soak Your Buns Collection, featuring works by Swoon, Bast, Banksy, Shepard Fairey,Faile, Daniel Horowitz, Michael De Feo and Dface

Public Hours 11am-5pm
Privately by appointment

11th Ave between 52nd and 53rd

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