Postponed: Shepard Fairey Installation at The University of Texas at Austin

March 17, 2009

Update: The installation event with artist Shepard Fairey has been postponed.

Event: Shepard Fairey, the street artist best known for his iconic campaign poster of Barack Obama, will create an installation as part of the Landmarks public art program of the College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin. The mural will be on the exterior of the Art Building (ART) at the corner of 23rd Street and San Jacinto Boulevard. The artist's team will install his original composition at this location, and the public and media are welcome to attend.

When: Thursday, March 19, 2 p.m.

Where: Exterior of the Art Building (ART) at the corner of 23rd Street and San Jacinto Boulevard. A map of campus is online.

Background: Fairey was born in Charleston, S.C., in 1970 and lives and works in Los Angeles. He received his bachelor of arts degree from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1992 and he is the founder of the graphic design company Studio Number One in Los Angeles.

Fairey's work is included in the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego and the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. The artist's first museum survey, "Shepard Fairey: Supply & Demand," is on view at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston. To complement this exhibition, he installed an ephemeral mural for Tufts University Art Gallery in Boston.

Landmarks brings the finest works of public art to the main campus of The University of Texas at Austin. Its projects support the university as a leading research institution, enhance its aesthetic character and provide a source of civic pride and welfare.

Learn more about this installation and the Landmarks public art program.

For more information, contact: Leslie Lyon, College of Fine Arts, 512 475 7033; Leah Griffin, 512-495-4315.