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PaperCity Dallas September 2022

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OBSESSIONS. DECORATION. SALIENT FACTS. A ren't we all ready to hear from Shepard Fairey again? In the decade that's passed since the Dallas Contemporary first commissioned a series of murals from the Los Angeles-based artist and activist — whose red-and-blue-hued street style has made him one of the most recognizable players in the game — a lot has changed. And, as always, Fairey's work adapts and evolves with every shift. Shepard Strikes Back D allas darling Merry Vose has fully solidified her position as the fairy godmother of must-have fashion — and of ever-burgeoning West Lovers Lane — with the opening of Clover, her third boutique within a half-mile. Following the cult success of Cabana (which opened its lavender doors on West Lovers Lane in 2008 after operating out of Vose's Devonshire pool house) and Canary, the sophisticated elder sister, Clover debuted in late spring as the fun, bubbly youngest of the group. As the unofficial clothier of every chic Dallas mom, Vose realized she couldn't neglect their daughters. In addition to brands Acacia, Place Nationale, American Vintage, S/W/F, and Koch, and denim from AGolde, there are vintage Murano glass bowls filled with enamel charms for DIY necklaces, and the store's embroidery and monogramming station, a partnership with the Monogram Club, is always humming. Housed in a sunny cottage with interiors designed by Julie Hayes, who also designed Cabana and Canary as well as Vose's own homes, Clover is a lucky find. Clover, 4603 W. Lovers Lane, Instagram @clovergirlsdallas. Lisa Collins Shaddock Lucky Mini You Clover Shepard Fairey's John Lewis-Good Trouble, Version 2, 2020 PÄR BENGTSSON In 2008, his iconic poster of Barack Obama with the word HOPE written across it became ubiquitous with the sentiment behind the presidential campaign. His 2017 series "We the People" — which was created in protest of then-president-elect Donald Trump — featured images of Native Americans, Latinas, Muslims, and African Americans with slogans such as "Are Greater Than Fear" and "Defend Dignity." The artist who was once evading the law with his street-tagging ways has become a sought-after creative force and a voice for underrepresented and marginalized communities, so it comes as no surprise that Fairey's latest exhibition for the Dallas Contemporary will answer the question: Are we moving forward or backward. In a first solo exhibition in Texas, he grapples with questions of power, equality, freedom, and human rights. "Shepard Fairey: Backward Forward," September 25, 2022 – March 19, 2023, at the Dallas Contemporary, 161 Glass St., Dani Grande 46

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