Shepard Fairey fights Trump with iconic posters
Shepard Fairey is a well known artist specially recognized by his HOPE poster for the Obama presidential campaign eight years ago. As a form of protest to President Trump’s inauguration day, Fairey decided to open his exhibition called “American Civics” in Los Angeles, California. In it, he presented a series of posters entitled “We the people”, where he compilates his HOPE poster technique to create three images portraying different women: a Latina, a Muslim American, and an African American.
The series was shown at the women’s march against Trump’s denigrating comments towards women as an opposition to Trump’s campaign where he stated his racism, sexism and Islamophobia believes. A great way to inspire and bring people together to fight for justice peacefully.
“Art has the potential to break through predisposition because it affects people emotionally, and it catalyzes conversations that wouldn’t happen otherwise,” Fairey said.