Shepard Fairey Painting 100th Mural in Providence
He's one of the best known street artists in the world and he's bringing it back to where it all started this October.
Shepard Fairey first created his "Andre the Giant Has a Posse" sticker campaign in 1989 while still a student at the Rhode Island School of Design.
Now 30 years later he is celebrating that start to his legendary career by painting his 100th large-scale mural on the Founder’s League Building at 91 Clemence St. in downtown Providence from Monday October 21 through Friday October 25.
That's five days to watch Shepard Fairey create his latest work right before your eyes.
Pretty cool if you ask me.
My husband is a huge fan of the Obey clothing line and has many shirts with Andre the Giant peeking out of them.
But for people who aren't necessarily into the skateboarding scene, Shepard Fairey is probably best known for his Barack Obama 'Hope" poster used during the 2008 presidential campaign.
For this mural however, the subject will be much more local to Providence.
Non-profit AS220 has been supporting Providence's art scene for decades and were the ones who helped secure the building where Fairey's latest mural will be going. And so the mural features Anjel Newmann, an alum and director of AS220 Youth, and was inspired by the power of art to change lives.
Sounds like it's going to be a good one. But the image hasn't been revealed just yet.
You can probably check in with AS220's Facebook for more on the Shepard Fairey events. Or head to Providence next week to see the mural work in action for yourself.