As Shepard Fairey’s retrospective museum show “Supply and Demand” landed in Cincinnati this past week for the final stop of the tour, AM was on hand to take part in all of the opening festivities! The fun kicked off Thursday night at the Contemporary Art Center (CAC), where about 125 people were on hand for a very special evening of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and dinner with Shepard and Amanda Fairey. The guests in attendance were treated to a very private sneak preview of the show. In attendance were members of the Director’s Circle of the museum, trustees, staff, friends and family, members of the Obey crew, and a few out of town guests who loaned pieces for the show.

This was a great opportunity to intimately experience the show before the overwhelming crowds descended upon the museum on opening weekend. It was also an excellent chance to speak to Shepard and Amanda with a much smaller, less demanding crowd than was to follow on Friday evening. Top that off with excellent food, great company, and a friendly and welcoming museum staff, and the night was destined to be an enjoyable and memorable one.

All the photos after the jump…

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Special thanks to all of the CAC staff, especially communications director Molly O’Toole, for making us feel so welcome, and for allowing us to chronicle this event.