Shepard Fairey at The Mercantile
SHEPARD FAIREY IN ROCK HILL, SC
Shepard Fairey completed his mural in Rock Hill, South Carolina on October 18th, 2021. We were also honored to host Shepard Fairey’s gallery in our store from October 17-31, 2021.
MURALS AT THE MERCANTILE
Rock Hill is lucky to host two murals by world-renowned artist, Shepard Fairey. Painted during his visit to Rock Hill in October of 2021, both murals are located at 153 E White St.
About Shepard Fairey
Frank Shepard Fairey is an influential street artist, muralist and graphic designer. Since he made his presence in the art scenes in the 1990s, Fairey artwork has made its way into national and international view. The most recognizable of Fairey art would be his Barack Obama “Hope” Poster and the women’s march poster. Shepard Fairey is also well known for his clothing brand “OBEY”.
Both Fairey’s parents grew up in Rock Hill, SC. As well as having multiple other family ties to the town. This connection has caused him to focus on art that benefits and preserves Rock Hill.
Shepard Fairey will be installing a mural in downtown Rock Hill at The Mercantile on 153 E. White Street.
WE THE PEOPLE SERIES
Shepard Fairey designed his “We the People” series in protest of Donald Trump’s inauguration as President of the United States.
Named after the first line of the US constitution, the series features portraits of diverse women depicted in Fairey’s trademark style, with slogans such as “Women are Perfect” and “Defend Dignity.”
BARACK OBAMA "HOPE" POSTER
Shepard Fairey’s influential 2008 campaign poster of Barack Obama.
Originally designed as a street poster, the iconic “Hope” image became one of the most widely recognized symbols of Obama’s campaign.
THE MURAL MILE
The Mural Mile is an initiative that engages the Rock Hill community and local artists in the design and installation of 8-10 murals on various buildings throughout Rock Hill’s downtown and textile corridor within a one-mile radius.