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Shepard Fairey

Billy Idol, 2008

HPM - Silkscreen and mixed media collage on paper
28 1/4 × 22 1/4 in
71.8 × 56.5 cm
Edition 6/8
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Besides propaganda, nationalism, and institutional authority, portraits of Rock ‘n’ Roll's …

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Besides propaganda, nationalism, and institutional authority, portraits of Rock ‘n’ Roll's elite are Shepard Fairey's favored subject matter. Icons like Billy Idol, Sid Vicious, and Johnny Rotten represent the anarchy and anti-establishment vein that preoccupies the “OBEY Giant.” Signed by Billy Idol and …

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Signed by both Shepard Fairey and Billy Idol
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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Besides propaganda, nationalism, and institutional authority, portraits of Rock ‘n’ Roll's …

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Besides propaganda, nationalism, and institutional authority, portraits of Rock ‘n’ Roll's elite are Shepard Fairey's favored subject matter. Icons like Billy Idol, Sid Vicious, and Johnny Rotten represent the anarchy and anti-establishment vein that preoccupies the “OBEY Giant.” Signed by Billy Idol and …

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Medium
Mixed Media
Signature
Signed by both Shepard Fairey and Billy Idol
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.

Shepard Fairey

Billy Idol, 2008

HPM - Silkscreen and mixed media collage on paper
28 1/4 × 22 1/4 in
71.8 × 56.5 cm
Edition 6/8
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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