Shepard Fairey, ‘Bring the Noise’, 2002, Rago

Paired with Mr. Brainwash

Bring the Noise, a printer’s proof outside of the sold-out edition of 300, is based on the cover of Grandmaster Flash’s 2002 album, “The Official Adventures of Grandmaster Flash.” Fairey received his B.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1992, and has exhibited his work throughout North America and Europe. Fairey has work in numerous prominent collections, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington D.C.

PP (printer's proof), outside of the numbered edition of 300.

Sheet: 24 x 18 in; Framed: 29 x 23 in

Signature: Signed, dated and inscribed: "PP"

Private Collection, Pennsylvania

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, South Carolina, based in Los Angeles, California