Shepard Fairey at The Mercantile
SHEPARD FAIREY IN ROCK HILL, SC
Shepard Fairey will be painting his mural in Rock Hill, South Carolina from October 15th-18th. Fairey will be setting up a gallery with select art from October 17-31. Visit him at The Mercantile’s new location on 153 E White Street.
October 17-October 31
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.
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.
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.