Offramp Gallery = 1702 Lincoln Avenue = Pasadena, CA 91103 = 626.298.6931
Jim Daichendt: Shepard Fairey Inc.
Sunday, July 20, 2014, 4pm in the Garden
Offramp Gallery is pleased to present a book signing for Jim Daichendt's new book, Shepard Fairey Inc.-Artist/Professional/Vandal on Sunday July 20, 2014 in the garden.
Shepard Fairey Inc. - Artist/Professional/Vandal, is the first treatment of Fairey's extraordinary domain that is not an authorized product of his studio. From clothing and advertising to the world of fine art, the reach of this "street artist" extends to all aspects of society; yet given his great success, he is also the target of critics and detractors. He has challenged conventions, formulas, paradigms, and traditional borders that make many uncomfortable, spurring consistent debate over the legitimacy of his artwork, the authenticity of his background, and the ethics of his design processes. By reflecting on the many layers of being an antimodern artist, we learn much about both the current state of the art world and Fairey's influence on it. Featuring a wide variety of remarkable color photographs and a Foreword by Robbie Conal,Shepard Fairey Inc. gives us a fresh, objective understanding of the work of this astonishing artist.
About the Authors
G. James Daichendt is a professor of art history at Azusa Pacific University in southern California. Also the author of the books Stay Up! Los Angeles Street Art, Artist Teachers: A Philosophy for Creating and Teaching, and Artist Scholar: Reflections on Writing and Research, Daichendt holds a doctorate from Columbia and graduate degress from Harvard and Boston University.
Robbie Conal has been hailed by the Washington Post as "America's foremost street artist." He creates street posters and caricatures for the LA Weekly, satirizing politicians of both parties, televangelists, media pundits, and global capitalists.