THE INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART/BOSTON

Press release

 LAST CHANCE TO VIEW SHEPARD FAIREY: SUPPLY AND DEMAND AT THE ICA/BOSTON  

 "HOTTEST SHOW IN THE NATION" CLOSES AUG. 16, 2009 (BOSTON PHOENIX) 
 
 
"Visually arresting." - New York Times
"[Fairey is the] artist of the moment." -
CBS Sunday Morning
 
Boston, MA (July 7, 2009) -- If you haven't seen Shepard Fairey: Supply and Demand at the ICA/Boston yet, there are only a few weeks left to catch the hit exhibition the entire nation has been talking about. The exhibition closes on Aug. 16, 2009.

Featuring more than 250 works, Shepard Fairey: Supply and Demand traces the career of Shepard Fairey, the influential street artist whose ubiquitous Obama Hope poster became an iconic image of a historic presidential campaign. The 20-year retrospective, the first solo museum show of Fairey's work, explores the breadth of Fairey's artistic practice -- from the Obey Giant stencil to screen prints of political revolutionaries and rock stars to recent mixed-media works and a new mural commissioned for the ICA show.
 
In complement to the exhibition, Fairey created a number of public art works at sites around Greater Boston, including Boston City Hall. A list of the outdoor works currently on view can be found here: http://www.icaboston.org/exhibitions/exhibit/fairey/outdoor/ 
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 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).
 
Shepard Fairey: Supply and Demand is sponsored by Levi Strauss & Co.  
Media sponsor: Boston Phoenix
Official hotel sponsor: Boston Renaissance
Exhibition-related programs
OBEY Experiment REDUX       
Friday, July 31, 9 p.m. - 1 a.m.
$125 VIP Lounge with open bar; $100 members.
$35 General admission; $30 members and students with valid ID.
Shepard Fairey returns for Obey Experiment REDUX, a spectacular evening of art and music on the Boston waterfront. 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. 
 
Note: This event is SOLD OUT
 
Obey Experiment REDUX is sponsored by Converse and Obey Clothing.
Additional support provided by Karmaloop.


Shepard Fairey Film Series
From Aug. 1-9, immerse yourself in Shepard Fairey's world with films that explore street art, hip-hop, and urban culture. Tickets for each screening are $9 general admission, or $7 for members, students, and seniors. Tickets are on sale now at (617) 478-3103 or www.icaboston.org.
 
Bomb It (Boston Premiere)
by Jon Reiss (documentary, 2007, 93 min, digibeta)
Saturday, August 1, 1:30 pm and Sunday, August 2, 1:30 pm
 
They Live
by John Carpenter (sci-fi, 1988, 35 mm)
Saturday, August 1, 4 pm and Sunday, August 2, 4 pm
 
Stoked: The Rise and Fall of Gator
by Helen Stickler (documentary, 82 min, 35 mm, 2002)
Saturday, August 8, 1:30 pm and Sunday, August 9, 1:30 pm
 
Scratch
by Doug Pray (documentary, 92 min, 35mm, 2000)
Saturday, August 8, 4 pm and Sunday, August 9, 4 pm
 
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