Shepard Fairey Montreal

Shepard Fairey will create a major mural in Montreal this summer

The renowned artist is in town for the first time to work on a St-Laurent Boulevard wall in conjunction with MURAL Fest.

American artist Shepard Fairey is in Montreal for the first time to create a major mural on St-Laurent Boulevard as part of MURAL Fest, which runs from June 9 to 19.

For updates on Fairey’s participation in MURAL Fest 2022, please visit the festival’s official website.

The work in progress (Shepard Fairey will create a major mural in Montreal this summer)

Station 16’s Westmount location will be hosting an exhibition of Fairey’s work from June 10 through July 3, titled Printed Matters: Paix et Justices.

Printed Matters: Paix et Justices by Shepard Fairey is on at Station 16 (Westmount) June 10 to July 3

Fairey is best known for his OBEY Clothing brand, founded in 2001, which incorporated the OBEY Giant image he had created for stickers in 1989 and made it ubiquitous. In 2008, he also famously created Barack Obama’s HOPE campaign poster.

This article was originally published on April 5 and updated on June 8, 2022.

For more on Shepard Fairey, please visit his website.

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