Shepard Fairey, ‘Crowd 1 & 2’, 1997, Black Book Gallery
Shepard Fairey, ‘Crowd 1 & 2’, 1997, Black Book Gallery
Shepard Fairey, ‘Crowd 1 & 2’, 1997, Black Book Gallery
Shepard Fairey, ‘Crowd 1 & 2’, 1997, Black Book Gallery

This is a 2 print set - Each print is 18 x 24 Inches - Each print is signed - Matching number set.

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From Supply & Demand/Shepard Fairey:
For the propaganda series, I wanted to create symmetrical images that could be spread across two posters horizontally. Since I could only print 18 x 24” images by hand, I wanted to make larger images—diptychs—that could cover more space. It also saved money, because I could make just one piece of film for the image, print it, then flip the film for the mirror image but cut out the type so it wouldn’t read backwards. Essentially, I got two posters for the price of one.

Signature: Signed and Numbered

Publisher: Obey Giant

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