Shepard Fairey, ‘Bob Marley: Slave Driver’, 2015, Heritage Auctions

Framed, framed dimensions: 25.25in x 19.125in x 0in. This lot is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by Library Street Collective.

Signature: Signed lower left and editioned lower right in pencil

Image rights: Courtesy of Heritage Auctions

The artist;
Library Street Collective, Detroit, Michigan;
Private collection, acquired from the above.

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