A documentary that profiles the life and work of artist Shepard Fairey. We follow his roots through punk rock and skateboarding to his creation of the iconic Obama HOPE poster, and the controversy that surrounds it.
Shepard Fairey (Obey) takes us through his latest experiences in Detroit including his current exhibition “Printed Matters” with Library Street Collective, his largest mural to date on the Compuware building downtown and his works for Library Street Collective’s rotating outdoor exhibition project “Public Matter”.
Danish photographer Søren Solkær has travelled the globe for three years in search of the most significant figures in street art and graffiti.
SURFACE features portraits of many of the most prominent figures on the contemporary scene as well as the pioneering icons. This expansive collection includes over 140 artists who have been photographed with their artwork in urban locations spanning Copenhagen, Stavanger, London, Miami, Paris, Las Vegas, Athens, Sydney, Melbourne, New York, Los Angeles and Berlin.
More and more Street-Artists and Graffiti-Writers find their way into the professional art world. They create a whole new market that grows with the interests of prominent buyers like Pharell or Swiss Beats. At the same time these two worlds still seem very seperated and only a view Street-Artists are recognized by the Fine Art scene and galleries. During last years Art Basel week in Miami we met Revok, Shepard Fairey and Cleon Peterson, talked about their view on their own developement and heard some interesting tips to make a career in the art world.
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