The Lust Exhibition Burnishes Giacometti

11/28/2011 09:52

Herbert Lust

Herbert was featured in an Article

In the summer of 1949, a 22-year-old graduate student from the University of Chicago arrived in Paris on a Fulbright scholarship to study at the Sorbonne. His name was Herbert Lust, a self-described “farm boy from Indiana” who had been orphaned at the age of nine. “I was at that time among the top scholars from the University of Chicago,” Mr. Lust writes, “the youngest ever to receive the prestigious M.A. in mathematics and philosophy.” In his luggage, Mr. Lust also carried the manuscript of an unpublished novel.

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Propaganda an der Laterne

11/22/2011 10:00

Mit seiner "Obey"-Kampagne überflutete Shepard Fairey den Globus - Die Lust Gallery stellt den in den USA als Superstar der Street-Art gefeierten Künstler nun in Wien vor
Wien - Wenn die Propagandamaschine richtig läuft, brauchen sich Despoten nicht um ihre Macht zu sorgen. Die Massen werden manipuliert; das System bleibt stabil. Der US-Street-Artist Shepard Fairey würde dahingehend einen mustergültigen Herrscher abgeben: Seine Propaganda klebt als Sticker an Straßenlaternen von Los Angeles bis Tokio.

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Shepard Fairey’s early works in Vienna

11/15/2011 19:00

As with most street artists, 41 year-old Shepard Fairey is a controversial person. Some may accuse him of selling out or being no longer “true”, others think he was the most important factor in Barack Obama’s election in 2008 (aside from Obama himself) and consider him one of the most important modern artists. Here are three things that point in the second direction:

1. André the Giant 
In 1989 Shepard Fairey started a sticker campaign that grew into a worldwide movement. People from all across the globe used his design, modified it and created something special. It later turned into the

2. Obey Giant 
This is just another variation of the “original” Giant, but it was inspired from the great John Carpenter film “They Live” which we consider one of the coolest movies ever. So it’s in the list.
3. The Hope poster
To support the 2008 candidacy of Barack Obama, he designed an unofficial campaign poster that very quickly became the official one, and created one of the first iconographic artworks of the new millennium. He even got a thank-you letter from the not-yet President.