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Shepard Fairey’s New Project Celebrates Album Art

Shepard Fairey’s New Project Celebrates Album Art
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The limited edition REVOLUTIONS box feature designs from the artist's latest exhibition.

Dylan Schenker
  • 28 june 2011

In March, Shepard Fairey’s REVOLUTIONS exhibition unveiled a new series of illustrations that referred to his original love of album art. Later this month, he will be releasing two limited edition box sets featured in the exhibition that ended in April. The ‘Party at the Moontower’ and ‘Dance Floor Riot’ Box Set will be released on June 28th & June 29th, respectively, at random times during the day for $950 each.

In a statement about the project, he contrasts the democratizing power of music to his own current artistic endeavors and how he wished to embody that energy in his own work:

Long before I knew about art galleries or even street art, I was excited about album cover art, if only because it was the visual counterpart to the music on the records I loved. Album covers conjured a euphoric association with the listening experience. Most of my earliest home-made tee shirts were stencils based on punk album covers… No matter how much I love art, or try to convince myself of its relevance in society, the fact remains that music is a lot cooler and way more able to reach people’s hearts and minds… but I’m a populist and I look at it this way: I may not play an instrument, but I’m gonna rock it hard as nails anyway. With my art I try to capture the same energy and spirit that makes music so powerful and democratic. REVOLUTIONS is a celebration of all the great music and accompanying art that has inspired me over the years.

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