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Shepard Fairey

American, b. 1970

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Shepard Fairey

American, b. 1970

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Expanding on the legacies of artists such as Keith Haring and Andy Warhol, Shepard Fairey’s practice disrupts the distinction between fine and commercial art. A major artist of the street art movement, Fairey rose to prominence in the early 1990s through the dispersion of posters, stickers, and murals, related to his Obey Giant campaign, which yielded an international cultural phenomenon. Fairey’s iconic poster of President Barack Obama was adopted as the official emblem associated with the presidential campaign and encapsulates a number of recurring concerns in the artist’s work, including propaganda, portraiture, and political power.

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Museo d'Arte Contemporanea di Roma (MACRO)
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Biography

Expanding on the legacies of artists such as Keith Haring and Andy Warhol, Shepard Fairey’s practice disrupts the distinction between fine and commercial art. A major artist of the street art movement, Fairey rose to prominence in the early 1990s through the dispersion of posters, stickers, and murals, related to his Obey Giant campaign, which yielded an international cultural phenomenon. Fairey’s iconic poster of President Barack Obama was adopted as the official emblem associated with the presidential campaign and encapsulates a number of recurring concerns in the artist’s work, including propaganda, portraiture, and political power.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
Museo d'Arte Contemporanea di Roma (MACRO)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
The New Yorker
Shows Featuring Shepard Fairey
Articles Featuring Shepard Fairey
Shepard Fairey on Corruption’s Role in Climate Change—and Why He Won’t Paint Donald Trump
Sep 16th, 2015
Shepard Fairey on Corruption’s Role in Climate Change—and Why He Won’t Paint Donald Trump
Among the Skyscrapers, Shanghai’s Art Scene Takes Form
Sep 9th, 2015
Among the Skyscrapers, Shanghai’s Art Scene Takes Form
Shepard Fairey’s Prints—and His Biggest Mural Ever—in Detroit
Jun 5th, 2015
Shepard Fairey’s Prints—and His Biggest Mural Ever—in Detroit
Follow Friday: Five Galleries With An International Roster
Oct 3rd, 2014
Follow Friday: Five Galleries With An International Roster
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