Brooklyn Artists Ball 2014
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Estimate $250. Best known for his iconic poster of President Obama and “Obey Giant” campaign, Shepard Fairey creates street art whose bold designs disrupt the distinction between high and commercial art. This signed and editioned screenprint of Brooklyn Artists’ Ball honoree Ai Weiwei encapsulates several predominant …

Brooklyn Museum Benefit Auction

Project in collaboration with Friends of Ai Weiwei and Pace Prints

Reference Photograph by Gao Yuan, 2010

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© 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.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2016
Black/White: Including editions and monoprints by Tara Donovan, Leonardo Drew, Paul Morrison and Vik MunizPace Prints
2015
Shepard Fairey: On Our HandsJacob Lewis Gallery
Shepard FaireyPace Prints
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Cost of Expression, 2014

Signed and numbered screen print
24 × 18 in
61 × 45.7 cm
Edition 276/375
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Estimate $250. Best known for his iconic poster of President Obama and “Obey Giant” campaign, …

Brooklyn Museum Benefit Auction

Project in collaboration with Friends of Ai Weiwei and Pace Prints

Reference Photograph by Gao …

Medium
Signature
Signed and numbered
Image rights
© 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.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions (3)
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