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Shepard Fairey's Largest L.A. Exhibition Opened Yesterday — Here's What You Missed


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Shepard Fairey's iconic “Hope” poster remains one of the most enduring symbols of Barack Obama's historic first presidential campaign. But Fairey, one of the art world's most vocal activists, had stayed relatively quiet during last year's election season. Now he's ready to voice his opposition to Donald Trump's vision for America. Fairey's largest ever L.A. solo exhibit, “Damaged,” opened Nov. 11 at a warehouse downtown. The show, a collaboration with Detroit-based gallery Library Street Collective, addresses today's pressing social and political issues through a series of new paintings, collages, sculptures and installations (as well as various “DIY tools of empowerment,” such as graffiti stencils and a running printing press). Fairey says one of the exhibition's primary goals is to combat the creeping urge to retreat from the outside world and into our respective Instagram feeds. “Apathy is a really big problem,” he says, “and choosing sides via social media is not enough.” Read our feature story about Fairey's “Damaged.”

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