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Boston's Institute of Contemporary Art has announced it will host the first museum survey of Shepard Fairey's provocative street art. The exhibition is aptly named Supply and Demand (recall how tricky it was to get your hands on Fairey's Obama gear) and will chronicle Fairey's 20-year reign as the guerrilla multi-media operative he is. It will also include a new mural commissioned specifically for the museum. Fairey is heavily involved in the plans -- he'll be plastering lucky Boston with public works of art and will even DJ on opening night.
Known for his shape-shifting tendencies -- the artist regularly jumps the boundaries between commercial and fine art -- Fairey's point of view is unwavering. "The real message behind most of my work is 'question everything,'" he told ICA curators.
The exhibit opens February 6 and will run through August 16.