Shepard Fairey Mural, 2015-18

From 2015–18, the Friends Center was home to Shepard Fairey’s mural, The Stamp of Incarceration: Amira Mohamed. The mural was created for Open Source, a citywide exhibition from Mural Arts Philadelphia and curator Pedro Alonzo that brought 13 extraordinary artists from around the world to Philadelphia to create public artworks, some temporary and some permanent, that explored and illuminated the city’s diverse urban identity. The Stamp of Incarceration was one of the temporary installations, with a removal process in July 2018.

In October 2015, Shepard Fairey and his team painted a mural on the side of our LEED Platinum office building, near the corner of 15th and Race Streets in Philadelphia.
The Stamp of Incarceration: Amira Muhammad, a mural by Shepard Fairey at Friends Center

Photo by Chris Mohr

Entitled “The Stamp of Incarceration: Amira Muhammad,” the mural was one of two that Fairey created on the topic of mass incarceration and reentry into society. The two murals were commissioned by The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program as part of their major citywide exhibition of public art called #OpenSourcePHL.

Read more about the two Shepard Fairey murals on the #OpenSource website.


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