Shepard Fairey (OBEY), ‘Black Sabbath’, 2011, Julien's Auctions
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Black Sabbath, 2011

HPM on paper
10 1/2 × 10 1/2 in
26.7 × 26.7 cm
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Framed: 15 x 15 in.; Sight: 10 1/2 b y 10 1/2 in.

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Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Signature
Signed and dated in black crayon lower right
Shepard Fairey (OBEY)
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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Framed: 15 x 15 in.; Sight: 10 1/2 b y 10 1/2 in.

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Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Signature
Signed and dated in black crayon lower right
Shepard Fairey (OBEY)
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.

Black Sabbath, 2011

HPM on paper
10 1/2 × 10 1/2 in
26.7 × 26.7 cm
Bidding closed
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