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Friday, November 04, 2005


Finally his work is on the East Coast!

Shepard Fairey

Manufacturing Dissent New works by

Opening November 4, 2005 7:00November 4-26

In Philadelphia at the Black Floor Gallery!
319 A North 11th St. 3rd floor Philadelphia PA 19107

The term “Manufacturing Dissent” is a derivation of “the manufacturing of consent,” a phrase coined by Walter Lippmann to describe the propaganda engineering that he helped devise in order to drum up public support for World War I. Shepard Fairey designed his politically-charged pieces to counteract the hawkish manipulations of right-wing spin doctors with biting sarcasm and thought-provoking paradoxy. He juxtaposes symbols of combat with feminine imagery to expound upon his concept of powerful pacifism, the idea that force should be used as a means of protection rather than aggression. The explicit messages are a departure from Fairey’s deliberately ambiguous style. Rather than calling on people to question their surroundings, he asks them to fortify their values. While politicians and public relations gurus aim to skew reality into a more satisfying tune, Fairey strikes a dissonant chord, unusually lovely in its honesty.


At 7:13 AM, Blogger Cam said...

The Giant made an appearance on the Family Guy when Peter repainted the Sistine Chapel in a campaign to make the church more hip! Funny shite!


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