Shepard Fairey

How Punk Influenced Shepard Fairey – Formative Years of Obey Giant in Michigan | WIDEWALLS

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An American contemporary street artist, graphic designer, activist, and illustrator who emerged from the skateboarding scene, Shepard Fairey has inspired generations of artists with his through provoking and often controversial pieces. An icon of the contemporary art scene in the country and beyond, he is best known for his Obey series, a street art project and an experiment in phenomenology, his […]


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Cranbrook Art Museum unveils two new exhibits | THE OAKLAND PRESS, MACOMB DAILY, DAILY TRIBUNE

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The Cranbrook Art Museum in Bloomfield Hills launches its two summer exhibitions — Too Fast To Live, Too Young To Die: Punk Graphics 1976-1986 and Shepard Fairey: Salad Days 1989-1999 — on Friday, June 16, slated to run through Oct. 7. Fairey will be in town to speak on Saturday, June 16, and other special […]


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Anarchy at the museum: Punk rock meets visual art at a pair of shows at Cranbrook | METROTIMES

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As Cranbrook Art Museum director Andrew Blauvelt points out, the Latin root of the word “amatuer” is “love” — and that’s the spirit behind two upcoming shows at the museum, which delve into the visual world of punk rock ethos. “If you’re a graphic designer or nerd like I am, you’ll understand punk, because it […]


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Cranbrook’s Shepard Fairey exhibit offers a portrait of the artist as a young rebel | DETROIT FREE PRESS

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There’s no doubt the do-it-yourself mentality of punk rock runs through the DNA of Shepard Fairey’s work. With his retrospective exhibition “Salad Days, 1989-1999,” which arrives this weekend at the Cranbrook Art Museum, the iconic contemporary artist looks back on how the anti-authoritarian attitudes associated with skateboarding and the punk rock that provided the sport’s soundtrack influenced […]


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Cranbrook’s ‘Too Fast to Live’ exhibit celebrates the art of punk rock | DETROIT FREE PRESS

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From album covers to concert posters, each genre of music comes equipped with its own visual language that often feels like an extension of the music itself. At the Cranbrook Art Museum’s new exhibition “Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: Punk Graphics, 1976-1986,”  punk rock’s visual lexicon gets its due. The exhibit is considered […]


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All the cool art and artists we saw at the Shepard Fairey/Punk preview party (photo gallery) | METROTIMES

Cranbrook Art Museum in the NewsPress CoverageShepard FaireyToo Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: Punk Graphics, 1976-1986

This summer Cranbrook Art Museum dives head-first into the depths of punk and post-punk culture with the debut of Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: Punk Graphics, 1976-1986 and Shepard Fairey: Salad Days, 1989-1999. The museum kicked off the event on Friday night. Check out all our shots of the fun. June 15, […]


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Cranbrook Art Museum launches Punk Graphics and Shepard Fairey exhibitions | ARTDAILY

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BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MICH.- This summer, Cranbrook Art Museum will debut the exhibitionToo Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: Punk Graphics, 1976-1986, the largest exhibition of its kind exploring the unique visual language of the punk and post-punk movements from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s. “Since its rebellious inception in the 1970s, punk has always exhibited very visual […]


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“Shepard Fairey” and “Punk Graphics” at Cranbrook | THE DETROIT NEWS

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Call Shepard Fairey the bait. Cranbrook Art Museum Director Andrew Blauvelt wanted to mount a large show on punk’s influence on graphic art from the 1970s and 1980s, but worried no youngsters would show up. That’s where “Shepard Fairey: Salad Days, 1989-1999” comes in, a small show that takes up one of the galleries at the end […]


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In The Groove with Shepard Fairey | WDET

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By Ryan Patrick Hooper In the past 30 years, Shepard Fairey has become one of the most popular street artists in the world. From his early creations — like his signature “Obey Giant” designs featuring the likeness of wrestler Andre the Giant (pictured above) — to his 2008 campaign poster for Barack Obama, Fairey has carved a path […]


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Punk Graphics, Shepard Fairey Exhibits to Debut at Cranbrook Art Museum | HOUR DETROIT

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BY EMMA KLUG Galleries will feature DIY-style posters, zines, and album covers Following a series of exhibitions that focused on street art, Cranbrook Art Museum is now attempting to explore the cultural impact of punk and post-punk through its new exhibits Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: Punk Graphics, 1976-1986 and Shepard Fairey: Salad Days, 1989-1999. […]


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With Eyes Opened: Cranbrook Academy of Art Since 1932 Closes September 19