Home » ART NEWS » Currently Reading:

Shepard Fairey expresses solidairty with Turkish protestors

June 6, 2013 ART NEWS No Comments

l Shepard Fairey expresses solidairty with Turkish protestors
20130603istanbul promo1 300x178 Shepard Fairey expresses solidairty with Turkish protestors Image courtesy of: Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images

With a well known reputation known to take a political stance in his works, Los Angeles based graphic designer, Shepard Fairey recently released a portrait of the former Turkish leader, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, on his OBEY Giant website this week. The image was crafted several years ago per request of a turkish friend and was intially unavailable to the public, but due to the revolts and protests occuring in Turkey at the moment,he felt the need to release the image for online users to download and manipulate as they please.

Fairey commented on his OBEY blog, “The overall issue is that the current Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his government have come too far towards authoritarianism, dictatorship and fascism, and farther away from Ataturk’s founding and modern society’s democratic and secular principles, including plans to demolish Ataturk Cultural Centre. It is not a political or religious movement, it is a human rights movement representing all corners of their society.”

Via: www.huffingtonpost.com

PinExt Shepard Fairey expresses solidairty with Turkish protestors

FAD NEWS

NEWS: Ralph Lauren can tell you if you’re about to have a cardiac arrest

September 2, 2014

NEWS: Ralph Lauren can tell you if you’re about to have a cardiac arrest

The US Open marks the debut of the Polo Tech “smartshirt,”

ART NEWS: Renowned Artist Olafur Eliasson Launches Online Artwork which doubles as Archive

September 1, 2014

ART NEWS: Renowned Artist Olafur Eliasson Launches Online Artwork which doubles as Archive

Renowned artist Olafur Eliasson has relaunched his homepage, along with an innovative new web-based artwork entitled Your uncertain archive.

ART NEWS: Sam Taylor-Johnson’s home raided over ART Project !

September 1, 2014

ART NEWS: Sam Taylor-Johnson’s home raided over ART Project !

Police raided the home of artist and Fifty Shades Of Grey director Sam Taylor-Johnson when a passer-by spotted a machine gun on a desk inside the house.

ART NEWS: Read a great interview with Gilbert & George

August 31, 2014

ART NEWS: Read a great interview with Gilbert & George

Artists Gilbert and George where interviewed in the Wall Street Journal last week, discussing their most recent exhibition at White Cube,

ART NEWS: NEW Participatory, Interactive Art App “Somebody” from Miranda July + Miu Miu

August 31, 2014

ART NEWS: NEW Participatory, Interactive Art App “Somebody”  from Miranda July + Miu Miu

Texting is tacky. Calling is awkward. Email is old. Next time try Somebody — an app created by Miranda July with support from Miu Miu.

WATCH : As artist Dustin Yellin re-imagines Vogue.com’s Logo.

August 27, 2014

WATCH : As artist Dustin Yellin re-imagines Vogue.com’s Logo.

For today’s relaunch of Vogue.com, Vogue have reached out to some of their favourite artists asking them to re-imagine their logo.

ART NEWS: @BlueandJoy create art installation @Fendi Store

August 27, 2014

ART NEWS: @BlueandJoy create art installation @Fendi Store

Italian fashion house Fendi is launching a paper plane-themed window display in its stores worldwide.

FAD DAILY

FAD DAILY

To receive daily news on Art Openings, Art Opportunities, Competitions and much more just give us your email below - Its that EASY

ADVERTISING