But it is unclear whether the Mesa Arts Center’s shows will include the Shepard Fairey anti-police artwork that the City of Mesa had asked to withdraw.
The city of Mesa canceled a series of shows of political street art just weeks after the museum refused to withdraw Fairey’s work depicting a police officer in riot gear.
Four works uplifting Indigenous narratives were distributed around the country as posters and stickers, and as large-scale murals and projections in cities across the US.
“The future is not shaped by voting alone, but voting is crucial to make a healthy, functional democracy,” the artist said in an Instagram post.
While some decried the decision of removing the mural as censorship, others in the LA art community have appreciated the pain that the imagery could produce.
Many of the artists plan to attend the removal of their work by the museum this week.
In 2014, the renowned street artist created a mural in Williamsburg that was very similar to a record cover he designed for Interpol. The resulting legal dispute recently spawned its third appeal.
The latest artist commissioned to paint the influential Soho wall is a man who has bragged about his predatory sexual behavior.
Iconic: Black Panther, opening this Saturday at the Gregorio Escalante Gallery, illustrates how influential the Black Panthers were, not just politically and socially, but artistically as well.
Though the creators of the We the People posters claim they are non-partisan, administrators maintain that their display on classroom walls is of school policy.
As a founding member of the Raiz Up Collective in Southwest Detroit, Antonio Cosme, 28, has been an outspoken critic of the city’s redevelopment regime: speaking at public meetings, interrupting the mayor’s state of the city address, and using his own body to prevent officials from shutting off a pregnant woman’s water supply in the middle of Ramadan.
Australian senator Jacqui Lambi recently produced her own portrait that riffs off the famous Obama poster, but with the words “TRUST” instead of “HOPE.”