Shepard Fairey
American, born 1970
33,626 followers
Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2016
Black/White: Including editions and monoprints by Tara Donovan, Leonardo Drew, Paul Morrison and Vik Muniz,
Pace Prints
2015
Shepard Fairey,
Pace Prints
Shepard Fairey: On Our Hands,
Jacob Lewis Gallery

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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