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Shepard Fairey, ‘Flavor Flav’, 2011, Heritage Auctions
Shepard Fairey, ‘Flavor Flav’, 2011, Heritage Auctions
Shepard Fairey, ‘Flavor Flav’, 2011, Heritage Auctions

Condition Report: No apparent condition issues.

Published by Obey Giant, Los Angeles

Signature: Signed by Flavor Flav in ink along the upper edge; Signed by the artist, numbered, and dated in ink along the lower edge

Image rights: Courtesy of Heritage Auctions

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, SC, United States, based in Los Angeles, CA, United States