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Shepard Fairey

Half Star Gear Stencil, 2015

Stencil, aerosol and collage on paper
21 1/2 × 17 1/4 in
54.6 × 43.8 cm
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Framed: 21 1/2 x 26 in.

Shepard Fairey’s Half Gear stencil is shaped like a bicycle gear with …

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Framed: 21 1/2 x 26 in.

Shepard Fairey’s Half Gear stencil is shaped like a bicycle gear with Shepard Fairey’s most iconic image of Andre the Giant. The stencil was part of the decade-long quest to make Andre’s Posse into the Freemasons of the 21st century. The unique work combines hand-done elements over which the …

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Mixed Media
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Signed and dated in pencil lower right "Shepard Fairey '15"
Shepard Fairey
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.

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About the work
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Framed: 21 1/2 x 26 in.

Shepard Fairey’s Half Gear stencil is shaped like a bicycle gear with …

Read more

Framed: 21 1/2 x 26 in.

Shepard Fairey’s Half Gear stencil is shaped like a bicycle gear with Shepard Fairey’s most iconic image of Andre the Giant. The stencil was part of the decade-long quest to make Andre’s Posse into the Freemasons of the 21st century. The unique work combines hand-done elements over which the …

Read more
Medium
Mixed Media
Signature
Signed and dated in pencil lower right "Shepard Fairey '15"
Shepard Fairey
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

Half Star Gear Stencil, 2015

Stencil, aerosol and collage on paper
21 1/2 × 17 1/4 in
54.6 × 43.8 cm
Bidding closed
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