The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Thursday, July 31, 2014


Shepard Fairey Returns to ICA/Boston, Site of his First Major Museum Exhibition
Shepard Fairey and his wife Amanda photographed recently in Venice. EFE/Andrea Merola.
BOSTON, MA.- Just two weeks before the close of his blockbuster exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Shepard Fairey returns for Obey Experiment REDUX, a spectacular evening of art and music on the Boston waterfront. On Friday, July 31, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., visitors can view Fairey’s “visually arresting” (NY Times) work in the exhibition Shepard Fairey: Supply and Demand, before hitting the dance floor as the artist himself takes over the turntables. Fairey will be joined by frequent collaborator Z-Trip—with a special appearance by Public Enemy’s Chuck D.

A private lounge is accessible to VIP ticket holders, who can join Fairey in celebrating the exhibition before he starts his set.

It is Fairey’s second attempt to perform at an ICA Experiment; the artist was arrested by Boston Police while making his way to the first Obey Experiment on Feb. 6, the opening day of his exhibition.

Shepard Fairey: Supply and Demand is the ICA’s most popular exhibition since opening the landmark new museum in 2006. Attendance has reached nearly 100,000, and will likely go on to become one of the highest-attended exhibitions of any contemporary art museum in the United States this year.

The exhibition has had enormous appeal for young audiences; since the show opened, almost 5,000 students have visited the ICA on school tours, more than double the number from last year. Earlier in the day on July 31, a group of local teens and members of the ICA’s Teen Arts Council will have the chance to speak with Fairey about his work and go on a special tour of the exhibition led by the artist himself.

“I am overwhelmed by Boston’s positive response to the exhibition at the ICA,” says Fairey. “I was not able to attend the opening night party, but look forward to celebrating the exhibition’s successful run at the ICA with the many Bostonians who came to see it.”

“Shepard Fairey: Supply and Demand has surpassed all our aspirations for audience, debate and diversity. People of all ages and backgrounds have come to see Fairey’s work – including the now iconic Obama Hope poster – in an exhibition that clearly reveals both the artist’s powerful mastery of artistic tradition and his influence on today’s visual culture,” says ICA Director Jill Medvedow.

Shepard Fairey: Supply and Demand is on view at the ICA through Aug. 16, 2009. The exhibition will travel to the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh (Oct. 17, 2009 to Jan. 30, 2010) and the Contemporary Arts Center Cincinnati (Feb. to May 2010).

ICA/Boston | Shepard Fairey | Teen Arts Council | Andy Warhol Museum | Pittsburgh | Contemporary Arts Center Cincinnati |


Today's News

July 2, 2009

Christie's Auction of Post-War and Contemporary Art in London Realises $31.8 Million

Damien Hirst Refuses to Become Royal Academician at the Royal Academy of Arts

St. Louis Sculpture Park, Citygarden, Opens to the Public

Bravo is Sculpting a New Cast for "The Untitled Art Project"

Sears Tower Debuts Glass Walk Out and Skydeck Experience

Shepard Fairey Returns to ICA/Boston, Site of his First Major Museum Exhibition

Free Admission Boosts Sense of Public Ownership of National Museums in the UK

Nearly 30 Years of Collaborative Scholarship Culminate in the First Comprehensive Exhibition

The Royal Academy of Arts will Present GSK Contemporary 2009: Earth: Art of a Changing World

Philip Glass to Perform Etudes and Other Work for Solo Piano at Galleria dell'Accademia

Workshop Missoni: Daring to be Different Opens at Estorick Collection

Chicago Artists Engage Audiences in a Dynamic Five-week Series at the Museum of Contemporary Art

Carl Gustav Carus: Nature and Idea Opens at Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden

Camera Work: Photography from the Permanent Collection on View at the Boca Raton Museum of Art

National Portrait Gallery Announces Finalists and Shortlisted Artists for the "Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 200

New Time and Navigation Exhibit Is in the Works at the Smithsonian

Cultural Leaders from Across the World Come Together in London to Launch Leadership Programme

"On-site", Wall Paintings by Carlos Motta at P. S. 1 Contemporary Art Center

The J. Paul Getty Trust to Return Avery Index to Columbia University

Magnificent Selection of Chinese Red Lacquerware to be Shown at Metropolitan Museum This Summer

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Archaeologists discover Roman 'free choice' cemetery in the 2,700-year-old ancient port of Rome

2.- Romanians must pay 18 million euros over Kunsthal Museum Rotterdam art heist

3.- Hello Kitty designer Yuko Yamaguchi defends cute character as cat turns 40 years old

4.- eBay and Sotheby's partner to bring world class art and collectibles to a global community

5.- Exhibition on Screen returns with new series of films bringing great art to big screens across the globe

6.- Marina Abramović reaches half way point of her '512 Hours' performance at the Serpentine Gallery

7.- The Phillips Collection in Washington introduces a uCurate app for curating on-the-go

8.- United States comic icon Archie Andrews dies saving openly gay character

9.- New feathered predatory fossil, unearthed in China, sheds light on dinosaur flight

10.- Exhibition at Thyssen Bornemisza Museum presents an analysis of the concept of the 'unfinished'

Related Stories



ICA/Boston Gives Teens the Floor in Groundbreaking Summer Convening with Arts Leaders



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Rmz. - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site