I came across this image in some recent research on Kenneth Noland (also famous for the target) and only wished it had been part of the Boston show (but it was too new it seems). After seeing the Fairey exhibition at the ICA Boston I had some doubts, but this is at a different level than the work there. What worked against the retrospective was the concentration of it all (and it all concentrated in museum rather than city) while this print on its own is a show-stopper.As much of Fairey’s work is. But this is likely my favorite.
The only question in this relationship now is who to obey. Mr. Johns awaits an answer.