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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Not exactly a rave review for Shepard Fairey

The LA Times has yet to review Shepard Fairey’s first museum retrospective in Boston. But the New York Times did today. However, after reading the review, Fairey, whose studio is located in Echo Park, may have wished that NY Times art critic Ken Johnson had skipped the show:

“What is missing from his work is a deeper, more personal and therefore less predictably formulaic dimension. What might that be? … Maybe if some such psychological dimension were more consciously integrated, Mr. Fairey’s work would be more like art than like canny illustration of what everyone already knows.

Photo from Boston ICA


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