I try really hard to spell things correctly on this blog. Sometimes, though, you have to misspell to be better understood. Yes, I know I misspelled, "masterpiece," in the post's title. It's a nod to Islam being about peace and the symbol of Islam isn't really the crescent moon; it's the covered woman.
You already know the art of Shepard Fairey. He used to be a kind of criminal artist; putting up graffiti and stickers around his city. Then he became famous and started making money.
In 2008, he made the Obama "HOPE" poster.
And you probably saw his work on Time Magazine's "Person of the Year" cover.
Maybe what you didn't know...since I didn't know...that Shepard Fairey has done a whole series of lithographs on covered women.
This is "Arab Woman." I find his depictions very beautiful
and powerful. This is "Mujer Fatale".
Here is "Israel-Palestine". Each is so rich in textures
and layers. This is "Close Knit".
This is "Commanda".
and "Revolutionary Woman with Brush." Thanks to Hijabulous who also is in love with his works.
This one is called "Peace Mujer".
Here is "Muslim Woman."
I love how that image has been plastered up all over.
I'm not sure where the above mural is from but the one below is from Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Looks like "Commanda" got up on the parking lot wall of Home Slice Pizza.
Thanks, Burqa on Tumblr!
Courtesy of Muslimah Media Watch, you can even see how his artwork even graces t-shirts.
To see more of his work, go to Noor of Snippits and Snappits. Thank you, Noor, for having so many of these images up.
I'll leave you with this image, "Tyranny has a Witness," which was done in conjunction with Human Rights Watch to honor Arab Spring.
It's from a Tumblr account called BADASS Muslimahs.