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Obey Make Art Not War

Obey Make Art Not War

A new appointment with street art. Obey's most iconic works on show in Cervia

After last year's success with the exhibition Made in New York. Keith Haring (subway drawings), Paolo Buggiani and the true origin of street art, the Torre Salt Warehouse are preparing to host a new appointment dedicated to street art in 2023.

Cervia, street art with Obey Make Art Not War

OBEY Make Art Not War

from Friday 17th February

to Sunday 4th June 2023

From 17th February 2023, the imposing industrial archaeology building mirrored in the salt marsh canal will host the exhibition OBEY Make Art Not War, a journey through the most iconic works of Shepard Fairey, aka Obey.

The American artist, born in Charleston on 15th February 1970 and raised in South Carolina, has always been a skateboarder and always been passionate about skateboarding and everything related to the imagery of urban culture.

Considered by many to be one of the greatest representatives of street art, guerrilla marketing and political street art, Obey first became famous for the very famous four-colour poster
in support of Barack Obama's election campaign, then for his pacifist posters during the conflict between the US and Iraq, and then for a new work in support of Ukraine at war against
Putin's Russia.

Works on display

Obey, We the people. Defend dignity, on show in CerviaAbout 70 works by the American artist will be on show in Cervia, investigating his creative inspiration, starting from early 20th century Soviet graphics to the covers of some music albums and the art of Mario Sironi.

Obey, Liberté, egalité, fraternité, on show in CerviaExhibition opening hours

  • Monday to Thursday
    from 10.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday
    from 10.00 a.m. to 11.00 p.m.
  • Sunday
    10.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m.


Details of prices

FULL PRICE 10,00 €
in case of advance sale 11,00 €

in case of advance sale 9,00 €

  • working days from Monday to Friday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • residents in the Municipality of Cervia
  • over 65, young people from 18 to 25 years old, eventual conventions

Reduced price 4,00 € in case of advance sale 5,00 €

  •  schools with groups of 20 pax,
  • young people aged 6 to 17,
  • university students

School booking: Cervia Tourist Information Office, tel. +39 0544 72424

Online ticket presale on ciaotickets

Obey, works on show at the Salt Storehouse in Cervia

The exhibition is curated by Roberto Mastroianni.
Sponsored and supported by the Municipality of Cervia, produced and organised by Metamorfosi Eventi.

 Obey, works on show in Cervia


from Friday 17th February to Sunday 4th June 2023


see details on page


Torre Salt Warehouse

Cervia - Via Nazario Sauro


full price 10.00 €
reduced price 8 € and 4 €
presale fees 1,00 €
see rate details on page

Information office

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