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Shepard Fairey (OBEY), ‘Global Warming’, 2009, Julien's Auctions
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Global Warming, 2009

Silkscreen on paper
24 × 18 in
61 × 45.7 cm
Edition 28/450
This is part of a limited edition set.
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About the work
JA
Julien's Auctions

Besides propaganda, nationalism, and institutional authority, environmental activism dominates the …

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Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
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Signed and dated in pencil lower right "Shepard Fairey 09", Numbered in pencil lower left 28/450
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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), ‘Global Warming’, 2009, Julien's Auctions
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Besides propaganda, nationalism, and institutional authority, environmental activism dominates the Obey Giant's oeuvre. In Global Warming, Fairey tackles the much debated environmental phenomenon that has dominated the Democratic party's political agenda throughout the last century. The sunbathing woman in the …

Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Signature
Signed and dated in pencil lower right "Shepard Fairey 09", Numbered in pencil lower left 28/450
Image rights
Courtesy of Julien's 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.

Global Warming, 2009

Silkscreen on paper
24 × 18 in
61 × 45.7 cm
Edition 28/450
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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