"Art Alliance: The Provocateurs"

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Shepard Fairey
Photograph: Jon Furlong Shepard Fairey

Street artist turned graphic design activist Shepard Fairey is bringing his politically charged work back to the city, setting up a gallery in Block 37 during Lollapalooza. "Art Alliance: The Provocateurs" will include works by Fairey himself in addition to more than 40 artists, including Devo frontman Mark Mothersbaugh and longtime Radiohead collaborator Stanley Donwood. A portion of the event's proceeds will support Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education, an organization that helps integrate arts and music into school curriculums.

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I thought that this event was pretty cool overall, however it was pretty ridiculous for them to charge $15pp for basically one large room of art. It barely costs more than that to spend an entire day at one of the amazing museums in Chicago, so I felt that they were being a little greedy. I would say that half of the art was really awesome and the other half looked like stuff that anybody could make and was less than impressive. Shepard Fairey's stuff was definitely cool and it was neat to see so many of his different pieces.