“MAYDAY” marked the final exhibition of the iconic Deitch Projects space in New York, before its founder moved on to become the current head of MOCA LA. Gingko Press has now released a book by the same name, showcasing the art by Shepard Fairey, that was on display at the show.
“The final exhibition before the closing of New York’s seminal Deitch Projects, MAYDAY is simultaneously a call for heightened awareness and a celebration of the rebirth embodied in revolutionary movements.
MAYDAY — The Art of Shepard Fairey is published as a celebration of an evocative collection of paintings from one of the most important artists of our time. Portraits of advocates of the working class and oppressed define the collection. Fairey stakes the claim that artists, musicians and writers such as Joe Strummer, Jean Michel Basquiat and Cornel West all have parts to play in stimulating response to injustice.”
You can order the book now from Amazon.
Take a look inside the book after the jump.