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Shepard Fairey (OBEY), ‘Commanda Mural’, 2015, Perry J. Cohen Foundation Benefit Auction
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Commanda Mural, 2015

Off-Set Lithograph
17 × 21 1/2 in
43.2 × 54.6 cm
Edition 389/105
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Perry J. Cohen Foundation Benefit Auction

Perry J. Cohen was a skateboarder and avid outdoorsman, and Shepard Fairey – a contemporary street …

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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), ‘Commanda Mural’, 2015, Perry J. Cohen Foundation Benefit Auction
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About the work
Perry J. Cohen Foundation Benefit Auction

Perry J. Cohen was a skateboarder and avid outdoorsman, and Shepard Fairey – a contemporary street artist who emerged from the skateboarding scene and had a very similar childhood – was one of Perry’s favorite artists. As a tribute to Perry, Shepard created and donated a beautiful portrait logo of Perry for the …

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Print
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Bottom 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.

Commanda Mural, 2015

Off-Set Lithograph
17 × 21 1/2 in
43.2 × 54.6 cm
Edition 389/105
Bidding closed
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