Monday, June 29, 2015

Obey

This piece is actually titled "Obey Eye" and it was painted on Queen St W in 2014 by American artist Shepard Fairey. Fairey is most well known for his "Hope" poster done of Barack Aboma for the 2008 American elections. He also did another mural here at the same time which I will have to hunt down.
Taking part in Monday Murals. Click HERE to see more murals from around the world.

32 comments:

Michelle said...

quite an interesting mural

Gosia k said...

you are under controll all day lovely

Karl Demetz said...

And a big mural, very eye-catching :)

Luis Gomez said...

Wow! had not seen this one before. Thanks Pat.

Lowell said...

Okay...the directive and totalitarian eye! Don't like the message; won't obey the message, but it's interesting. Of course, you may be pulling my leg and this is all satire. Perhaps?

Sharon Anck said...

I recognize his style!

Revrunner said...

O-k-a-y then. :-)

TexWisGirl said...

interesting.

jennyfreckles said...

It's certainly powerful.

José Mendonça said...

I totally disagree with the statement but I really like the work itself. Glad you mentioned the artist.

The Greenockian said...

Very striking!

Stephanie said...

Definitely makes an impact. Great design and colors.

cieldequimper said...

Ooooh I like this a lot!

VP said...

Almost hypnotic, great mural!

Karen said...

That's pretty cool!

Halcyon said...

Funny one. I like it!

William Kendall said...

This one I haven't seen before.

Taken For Granted said...

That's an eye-grabbing mural. When I first saw it, I thought it was going to be about "Big Brother."

Geoff Wilkinson said...

Wow, there's no missing that ...

Chandra Eswaran said...

Powerful mural!
Have a Wonderful Day!
Peace :)

Lois said...

A little bit intimidating I think!

Tom said...

This is a great one! Tom The Backroads Traveller

hamilton said...

Big Eye is watching you!

Randy said...

That is my favorite of all the murals you have found so far.

Cloudia said...

Striking! And disturbing as the artist intended.




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llandudnopictures said...

Very 'eye catching'!

Tanya Breese said...

ha, that's funny...love the painting!

Karen S. said...

It is eye catching!

EG CameraGirl said...

I really like this tongue-in-cheek message. :)

Jack said...

Graphically, it is wonderful, but it is a scary message.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Didn't know Fairey did murals. What an eye grabber--a mural that looks back at you. We can't say we haven't been warned. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

Laura. M said...

The all-seeing eye :))