Tag: Shepard Fairey

Museum Exhibitions

The Constructivist’s battle against aestheticism

In case you’ve heard the term “constructivism” bandied about in discussions of Shepard Fairey and ObamArt, but aren’t quite sure what it actually means, check out the Tate Modern’s current exhibition, “Aleksandr Rodchenko and Liubov Popova: Defining Constructivism.” In the Telegraph Richard Dorment reports that Rodchenko and Popova thought abstraction […]


Art in the Age of Obama

In the January issue of The American Prospect, I write about a new era in which artists, strongly supported by the new president, will transcend starry-eyed campaign pictures and develop new forms of enduring art. “Like much of America, the art world has fallen for Barack Obama with unguarded sincerity. […]