The seminal artist’s recent art and poster works, and his triumphant return to his street-art roots with murals, all in work never before published. Shepard Fairey started in the skateboarding scene, creating his “Andre the Giant Has a Posse” sticker campaign in the late ’80s, and has since achieved a global recognition that most street artists never will. Fairey has become a pop-culture icon himself, though he has remained true to his street-art roots.
Covert to Overt showcases his most recent evolution from works on paper to grander art installations, cross-cultural artworks, and music/art collaborations. The book also includes his ubiquitous streetwear and chronicles his return to public artworks. His signature blend of politics, art, and street culture makes Fairey unlike any other subculture/street artist working today.
This book showcases the significant amount of art he has created the last several years: mixed-media installations, street murals, countless silk screens, art/music events, and work from his extremely successful OBEY brand.