Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Tour of the Shepard Fairey Exhibit at the ICA, Sat. Feb. 7 at 11 a.m.

Shepard Fairey is a contemporary artist, graphic designer and illustrator who emerged from the skateboarding scene and became known initially for his "André the Giant Has a Posse" sticker campaign. The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston calls him one of today's best known and most influential street artists. His now iconic portrait of Obama was featured on the cover of the 2008 Person of the Year issue of Time Magazine.

The ICA will open the first museum survey of Shepard Fairey, featuring over 80 works that trace the artist's career over 20 years. This exhibition will include stenciled stickers from early guerilla art campaigns, screenprints, works on wood and metal, and some of his most recent work. Shepard Fairey: Supply & Demand opens during the first week of February.

Join your fellow UCSC alums and friends for a one hour focus tour of the exhibit. After the tour, we can have lunch together in the Water Cafe by Wolfgang Puck at the Museum.

WHEN: Sat., February 7, 11 a.m.
WHERE: Institute of Contemporary Art (100 Northern Avenue on Boston's waterfront, adjacent to Anthony's Pier 4 restaurant)
COST: $10
(The tour group is limited to 15 people.)

RSVP now to and send your check for $10 (made payable to Erika Tarlin, Treasurer) to: Erika Tarlin, 7 Bradford Ave., Somerville, MA 02145