The final exhibition before the closing of New York’s seminal Deitch Projects, MAYDAY was a simultaneously call for heightened awareness and a celebration of the rebirth embodied in revolutionary movements. MAYDAY: The Art of Shepard Fairey is published as a celebration of an evocative collection of paintings from one of the most important artists of our time. Portraits of advocates of the working class and oppressed define the collection. Fairey stakes the claim that artists, musicians and writers such as Joe Strummer, Jean Michel Basquiat and Cornel West all have parts to play in stimulating response to injustice. With energy and urgency befitting the title MAYDAY, Fairey captures the radical spirit of his subjects, using portraiture to celebrate the artists, musicians and political activists he most admires. The book is now available through Gingko Press.