Shepard Fairey (OBEY), ‘Close Knit’, 2009, Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation Benefit Auction
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Close Knit, 2009

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36 × 28 in
91.4 × 71.1 cm
Edition of 40
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Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation Benefit Auction

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“I chose to illustrate this image of two girls knitting (in a Rush Arts program) because I …

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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.

Shepard Fairey (OBEY), ‘Close Knit’, 2009, Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation Benefit Auction
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About the work
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“I chose to illustrate this image of two girls knitting (in a Rush Arts program) because I think it really captures the idea that learning art in schools is about more than crayon drawings, it’s about creativity, something that transcends all class and race boundaries. I think the joy of making something is …

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Signed Edition is signed and numbered
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.

Close Knit, 2009

Screenprint
36 × 28 in
91.4 × 71.1 cm
Edition of 40
Bidding closed
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