Skip to Main Content
Shepard Fairey (OBEY), ‘Free Speech’, 2018, Heritage Auctions
Shepard Fairey (OBEY), ‘Free Speech’, 2018, Heritage Auctions
Save
Save
View
View in room
Share
Share
Save
Save
View
View in room
Share
Share

Free Speech, 2018

Mild crease to the upper left corner; dent to the extreme edge lower right. Sheet is loose. Unframed. <br>
24 × 18 in
61 × 45.7 cm
Edition 35/50
Bidding closed
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
About the work
HA
Heritage Auctions

Published by Positive Propaganda, Munich

Published by Positive Propaganda, Munich

Medium
Print
Signature
Signed, numbered, and dated in pencil along lower edge
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
Shepard Fairey (OBEY)
American, b. 1970
Follow

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), ‘Free Speech’, 2018, Heritage Auctions
Shepard Fairey (OBEY), ‘Free Speech’, 2018, Heritage Auctions
Save
Save
View
View in room
Share
Share
Save
Save
View
View in room
Share
Share
About the work
HA
Heritage Auctions

Published by Positive Propaganda, Munich

Published by Positive Propaganda, Munich

Medium
Print
Signature
Signed, numbered, and dated in pencil along lower edge
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
Shepard Fairey (OBEY)
American, b. 1970
Follow

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.

Free Speech, 2018

Mild crease to the upper left corner; dent to the extreme edge lower right. Sheet is loose. Unframed. <br>
24 × 18 in
61 × 45.7 cm
Edition 35/50
Bidding closed
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
Other works by Shepard Fairey (OBEY)