Art Rises from Occupy Movement

Category: Art / Nov 03, 2011 12:04PM EDT
Representatives from the Smithsonian are collecting signs and posters from Occupy Wall Street and Occupy D.C. for potential exhibitions about the movement. One of the most notable pieces that’s creating a buzz is Shepard Fairey’s work. Fairey is the artist who famously created the Obama Hope poster. His latest work, You Are Invited to the to the Occupation Party, features a portrait of a woman evoking the black power movement, and placing Occupy Wall Street within a deeper history of civil rights protest. Staffers at these institutions will continuie to collect pieces in the upcoming weeks and have said this is only the beginning