Internationally known street artist Shepard Fairey is coming to Louisville this upcoming week to discuss the design process behind his new 7-story mural of Muhammad Ali Tuesday, April 25, 6-8 p.m. at Louisville Visual Art (1538 Lytle St). The piece will cover the east side of the Chestnut Street YMCA — just two blocks from Ali’s alma mater, Central High School.
UPDATE: The event is now sold out but WXOX is planning a live broadcast of the lecture and Q&A.
During the event and broadcast, Fairey will discuss the mural process, image selection, contemporary image production, murals, and posterization; a Q&A will follow the presentation.
Some of Fairey’s most notable works are the OBEY series and previous president Barack Obama’s HOPE poster.