SHEPARD FAIREY
Printed Matter

Shepard, a popular proponent of public art, will create five large-scale paintings as part of Public Matter. “Everyone can relate to Detroit’s struggle as a community and understand the need for people powered projects in the city,” says Shepard. “Murals and public art are free to everyone and create energy and positive impact in communities; the art becomes a conversation starter or common reference point and that is good for public morale and discourse.”  ­­