Shepard Fairey, Hope (2008-2022)

OBEY: The Art of
Shepard Fairey

Shepard Fairey’s (OBEY) first solo exhibition in Italy.

This exhibition offers visitors an unprecedented opportunity to explore the artistic universe of Shepard Fairey, one of the most influential and internationally acclaimed artists. With his art, he has contributed significantly to the evolution of Street Art and its languages.

Cattedrale, Fabbrica del Vapore
via Giulio Cesare Procaccini 4, 20154 Milan
16 May – 27 October 2024

THE EXHIBITION

OBEY: The Art of Shepard Fairey is a tribute to the artist’s 35-year career. It is a visual and conceptual journey that unfolds in an itinerary specially designed for the Fabbrica del Vapore, presenting a rich collection of works. Obey has personally selected for this occasion a body of work among the most significant of his artistic production, including numerous unique and previously unseen pieces.

Shepard Fairey, Tear Flame (2023)
Shepard Fairey, Gears of Justice (2023)

THE Themes

PROPAGANDA, PEACE AND JUSTICE, MUSIC, ENVIRONMENT and NEW WORKS are the five sections into which the Milan exhibition is divided, representing some of the most significant themes of Shepard Fairey’s artistic research.

From the beginnings of the 1989 Obey sticker campaign to the most recent works, the museum collection shows the American street artist’s personal vision and invites the public to reflect and take a stand on current issues of great relevance.

THE ARTIST

Shepard Fairey (Charleston, 1970) is the artist behind Obey, a world-renowned street artist whose artworks have become icons of the fight against social, environmental and civil injustice. His career began in 1989 with the sticker campaign André The Giant Has a Posse and peaked in 2008 with the work HOPE, a portrait of Barack Obama that has become an emblem of the presidential campaign. His works are characterised by an essential style and a minimalist palette. Influenced by punk-rock culture, which taught the artist to question social conventions, Obey has painted more than 130 murals on six continents.

Shepard Fairey (OBEY), Portrait, Credits Jeffrey Rovner
Shepard Fairey, MOD_Rise Above Flower (2022)

“When I look at humanity in general, most people want to live in peace. The majority of my art focuses on issues of justice, and an outcome of improved justice is a more equal, fair, and peaceful society. Through my art, I want to remind people of the equal humanity of all people, regardless of their race, religion, nation, or culture. There is no us versus them; there is only us. ” 

– Shepard Fairey 

Info

Shepard Fairey (OBEY)
OBEY: The Art of Shepard Fairey
Cattedrale, Fabbrica del Vapore.
Via Giulio Cesare Procaccini, 4
20154 Milan

May 16 – October 27, 2024

E-mail: obeymilano@wunderkammern.net

Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am – 7.30pm; Thursday, 10am – 10pm; 
Monday Closed
(last entry one hour before closing)

Extraordinary Closures: 
18 – 28  June;  26 – 27 September; 2nd July early closure at 5 pm

Guided tours are organised by

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  • Full ticket €14
  • Reduced ticket €12

    Disabled - Over 65 - Teachers - Employees of the Municipality of Milan (with nominal badge) - Journalists with ODG badge with current year sticker not accredited - Groups (minimum 7/maximum 20 people) - Rinascentecard holders (maximum 2 reduced tickets purchasable per each Rinascentecard).

  • Special reduced ticket €10

    Students from 6 to 19 and university students included, presenting identification and/or their respective student card - Lombardia Museums Card holders presenting their respective card - Rinascente employees presenting identification and employee card.

  • Special reduced ticket for students €7

    Every Tuesday (excluding holidays) for high school and university students.

  • Open Ticket €16

    Without predefined date/time of entry (includes skip-the-line access).

  • Schools €5

    (up to a maximum of 25 people, 2 free admissions per group).

  • Family ticket €9

    Valid for 2 adults + 2 children 6-18 years or 1 adult + 3 children 6-18 years

  • Free

    Children up to 5 years old - ICOM members with valid membership card - Certified tour guides - Accompanying caregivers of disabled individuals - Personnel of the Special Projects Unit and Fabbrica del Vapore - Accredited journalists with a valid National Order card - Group chaperone (1 per group); Teachers visiting with students (2 per group); Holders of free invitation coupons.

To book groups or schools you can contact the Booking Center by sending an email to gruppiescuole@tosc.it or contact Tel. 02-33020038, active from Monday to Friday from 9.30 am to 6 pm

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