Acrylic on fiberglass, signed by the artist.
Inspired by Marc Bolan of T-Rex. Fairey illustrates Bolan as an iconic rock and roll archetype with a nod to vintage vinyl LP and stereo graphics.
Shepard Fairey is a contemporary graphic designer, illustrator and street artist. Fairey's work is included in collections at the Smithsonian, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), the Museum of Modern Art in New York (MOMA), the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. "I was excited to contribute to this project because I love the intersection of art and music," notes Fairey. "Album covers and other music related art has been a huge inspiration for me and I always enjoy making music-related art. I have been to many rock shows at West Hollywood venues like the Whisky, The Roxy, the Viper Room, and the Key Club, so it is great for me to celebrate the musical history and ongoing vibrant music scene of the Sunset Strip."