Shepard Fairey, ‘Global Warning’, 2010, Julien's Auctions
Shepard Fairey, ‘Global Warning’, 2010, Julien's Auctions
Shepard Fairey, ‘Global Warning’, 2010, Julien's Auctions

Shepard Fairey is one of the featured artists shown creating street art with Banksy on the streets of Los Angeles in his 2010 documentary, Exit Through The Giftshop, filmed by Mr. Brainwash. They have since turned into the top two most recognizable names in Street Art.
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Signature: Signed in pencil lower right and on verso in black marker Marked “1/2 AP” Artist Proof

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