Mythical works of Street Art - Make Art Not War

Œuvres mythiques du Street Art - Make Art Not War
Each week, HIYA Gallery looks back on the history of art and more precisely on the history of street art and its associated movements. We try to highlight the pioneers of this movement who have become legends, the mythical works that have left their mark in the history of street art, as well as important cultural events concerning the development of street art and graffiti, such as books rare or cult, exhibitions making reference in the history of the movement, films and other events.

We believe that in order to understand and feel the art of our time, we must constantly learn where it came from and what its roots are. That is why, alongside the representation and promotion of artists, we want to share with you knowledge about the history of street art.

Shepard Fairey- Make Art Not War

HIYA Gallery's series of legendary places and works of street art presents 

Shepard Fairey's “Make Art Not War” fresco, produced in Berlin (2014) as part of the One Wall project of the Urban Nation museum for the development of Street Art, Graffiti and Contemporary Urban Art.

The mural is located in Kreuzberg, a popular district in central Berlin. "Make Art Not War" was completed by Fairey and his assistants in two days. But this is not the only trace he left in Berlin. The artist has marked the walls of Berlin with his legendary Obey stickers.

The first time the phrase "Make Art Not War" entered Shepard Fairey's works was during the Iraq War. It's an alternative phrase inspired by the popular anti-war mantra of the 1960s, "Make love, not war." The message behind Fairey's work is an affirmation of the need for creative rather than destructive acts, which has remained relevant today as it did then.


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