Shepard Feri IV


2016 elections and the March on Washington on 21 February 2017, Feri once again entered into the center of political events thanks to his work on posters for the Women’s March on Washington organized to protest against the inauguration of the proposed measures and the future president. As expected, Feri who expressed support for Obama 2008 does not miss the chance to support their candidate in the 2016 elections, this time it’s Bernie Sanders, who creates and sells T-shirts in order to raise funds for his presidential campaign. Design for Sanders’ campaign is very different from the one for Obama This time Feri avoids presentation of persons in order to focus on the personality shifted ideology. After the defeat of the Democratic Party in the elections, Feri expressed disapproval of the victory of Donald Trump’s campaign in support of We the People, which will become a key part of the March on Washington. The march begins as opposition to the small number of female ideology of the new President; fear and discomfort of individuals who believe that his campaign is based on an open and shameless contempt of women and the rights of minorities, leading to planning protests in Washington using social networks. It can be said that the number of registered participants greatly exceeded expectations, given that half a million people have expressed interest only on Facebook. This is the approximate number of participants in the march on Washington, as the movement extends to 408 marches planned in the United States and 168 overseas, leading to a number from 3.3 to 4.6 million participants in the US and about 5 million at the global level. clearly, Shepard works Feri and other artists originally designed as a way to raise funds for the march become globally recognizable symbols largest civil political demonstrations since protests against the Vietnam War in the ’60s and’ 70s. Time Shepard Feri, iconic street art and a close associate of Banksy, once it becomes widely known name, recognizable far beyond the skate community in which artistic activity began over 25 years ago. Feri is equally acclaimed as one of the most important representatives of the politically engaged street art and criticized for his commercial success, testifying to the fact that street art is not necessarily obscure to his name – a street creativity is increasingly becoming part of the zeitgeist and wide accessible pop culture. Discussion about the life and work of Shepard Feri inevitably moves and questions relating to the nature and characterization of street art and its rebellious tendencies. His answer is a kind of synthesis of commercial and “punk” aspect of urban creativity; on dealing with illegal and legal work as a reaction to the environment. Working Shepard Feri is also propagandan and rebellious – he uses art for the purpose of resistance to the existing political and socio-economic circumstances, never their validation.

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