People's Discontent by Shepard Fairey

Shepard Fairey

  • People's Discontent by Shepard Fairey 
  • Original Photograph by Martha Cooper
  • Release Date: November 4th, 2021
  • Edition of 550
  • Signed and Numbered by Shepard Fairey
  • Embossed Signature of Martha Cooper 
  • Size: 24" x 18”

From the Artist:

"I teamed up with my good friend and documentary photographer, Martha Cooper, on a new print release called “People’s Discontent.” Martha Cooper has been photographing creative kids in action on city streets since the mid-1970s. I remixed one of Martha’s iconic photos from her book, Street Play, titled “Hitchhiking a Bus on Houston Street” that she shot in 1978 in the Lower East Side of New York City. There was no advertisement on the back of the bus in her original photo, and since disco was the rage in the late ’70s, I thought it made sense for me to add a disco radio station with the slogan, “Listen To The Sounds of People’s Disco.” I added the “DISCO-ntent” and the spraypaint can in the kid’s hand as if he sprayed that on there. It’s a nod to that era but also to what’s going on now with the unrest around social justice issues...."
– Shepard Fairey


Collections: OBEY, Street Art, The New New



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