In Lesser Gods We Trust
With the success of the “OBEY” and Obama “HOPE” campaigns Fairey has found himself thrown into the media spotlight as a political commentator and personality, but his posters and artworks remain a totemic window into his worldview. The "New World Order” & “Presidential Seal” screen print series carves out a middle ground between decorative mural and historical adornment that might be found in white house architecture or the American dollar, squirrelling subversions of their principles in the complex geometries in order to derail and question their status. The presidential seal’s eagle transforms into a vulture with dexter talon's olive branch withered & the sinister’s thirteen arrows upgraded to a warhead, an all-seeing eye and hand grasping for the globe. Fairey’s familiar Andre the Giant OBEY icon - an experiment in phenomenology subsumed to become corporate brand - is tucked in as a signature.
Medium: Multi media on board