OK, so some of the following might sound like hype but it's not. We swear. An absurd sticker campaign, which began in 1989 in Rhode island, grew into a worldwide underground phenomenon, and then into a widely acclaimed body of fine art - Fairey's OBEY / GIANT graphic has become an icon of DIY counter-culture, punk rock and skateboarding and has changed the way that people see the relationship between art in galleries and street art. Mashing up zine- like imagery, with 1980's wrestler André the Giant and John Carpenter's They Live, Fairey's images empower those who refuse to be manipulated by the machine of manufactured consent.

And then he did it again with the Obama HOPE portrait, which might end up being one of the defining visual works of the first half of this century. He's been at the crest of Contemporary Art (Boston) recently honoured him with a full scale solo retrospective, which drew a record number of visitors for the museum.

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  • Tay Oliveira

    Amazing talk, thank you for posting this!!

    by Tay Oliveira

  • patrykklos83

    very good, especially from 35:00 (around) when he talk about schedule your own stuff :)

    by patrykklos83

  • Two Man Attack

    Thanks for posting these amazing talks. did you film David's main talk?

    by Two Man Attack

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