Conservative street artist Sabo crashed an anti-Trump art exhibition in Los Angeles Saturday night, displaying a work of art of his own to the astonished crowd:
The artist, Shepard Fairey, whose optimistic “Hope” poster of Barack Obama went viral in 2008, debuted his new exhibition, “Damaged,” Saturday night in L.A. According to HuffPost, the show is his largest to date and features printmaking, sculpture, painting, mixed media, collage, and more.
Fairey reportedly created his “We the People” series specifically to protest President Trump.
“The state of our society is damaged,” Fairey stated at a press preview of the exhibition on Friday. “I know it sounds pretty dire, but acknowledging that we need to do better is the first step.”
Sabo, for one, believes Fairey needs to do better.
“MINE WAS THE ONLY REAL PUNK ART THERE,” the street artist proclaimed on Twitter Sunday. He added that his MAGA flag was taken down after about 30 minutes. “SABO SAD,” he said. “MAGA – MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!”
Sabo also tweeted: “THERE WERE SO MANY D***** BAGS AT THE SHEPARD FAIREY SHOW LAST NIGHT. IF YOU HAD DROPPED A BOMB ON THE SHOW 3/4 OF THE YOUNG D***** BAGS IN LA WOULD HAVE BEEN KILLED.”
Fairey, a critic of the “underpinnings of the capitalist machine,” admitted to capitalizing off of his art. “I critique capitalism – yes, I am selling prints, but yes I am also giving some away,” he said at a press event Friday.
Fairey went on to note that “Damaged” is also the name of his favorite album by the punk band “Black Flag.”