Shepard Fairey, ‘Americana Box Set’, 2012, Chiswick Auctions

all signed and numbered from an edition of 400 in pencil, an Americana CD by Neil Young and Crazy Horse, and an Americana song lyric screeprint, signed and numbered from an edition of 200 in pencil, with a signed and numbered presentation box, from an edition; prints: 61 x 46cm

With Obey Giant COA

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About Shepard Fairey

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.

American, b. 1970, Charleston, SC, United States, based in Los Angeles, CA, United States