"Blood and Oil Mandala (Oil Drop)" by Shepard Fairey
Blood and Oil Mandala (Oil Drop)
Size: 18" x 24"
Medium: screen print, signed by Shepard Fairey
Edition: 400, artist print
Year Issued: 2017
Shepard Fairey is one of the most influential street artists of our time. He has constantly shifted between the realms of fine art, commercial art, street art, and even political art. His most famous art includes images of Andre the Giant, the Obey trademark, the propaganda poster of Barack Obama, and many more.
His work combines elements of graffiti, Pop art, business art, and Marxist theory. Shepard Fairey has held solo and group exhibitions across the world including: Capsule, Birmingham, England in 2000, Kantor Gallery Window in New York, New York in 2003, OXOP Gallery in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 2006, and the Merry Karnosky Gallery in Los Angeles, California in 2007.
Art + Public Outdoor Project = ArtPop Street Gallery. We showcase local artists’ work in media spaces in their communities to make city-sized galleries. In a time when arts budgets are on the chopping block and we struggle to disconnect from our devices, public art is more important than ever. So much more than a beautiful addition to our urban landscape, public art unites, strengthens and grows communities. ArtPop ensures those communities always have access to art by supporting the artists that create it, giving them huge public canvases on which to create. We are quite literally a street gallery. We promote the work of local artists on available media space—billboards, buses, news racks, airports—and turn roads, highways and thoroughfares into opportunities for artistic appreciation and discovery.
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