US contemporary street artist Shepard Fairey, who shot to fame for his iconic ‘Hope’ poster of Barak Obama in 2008, unveiled two new murals in the UAE’s Dubai Design District (D3) that pay homage to the city’s vision for cross-cultural communication and cooperation on Monday.
This will be Fairey’s first showcase in the Middle East.
The first mural, “Rise Above Peace Fingers,” features an intricately patterned peace sign, layered with another image of a fist holding a flower.
The second artwork, “Rise Above Dove,” depicts a dove and camellia flowers.
Both artworks have been created using bright tones of red, blue and yellow juxtaposed with black and white in Shepard’s signature style.
The artist is also presenting an exhibition, “Future Mosaic” that opened on Monday at Dubai’s Opera Gallery.