Shepard Fairey, ‘Half Star Gear Stencil’, 2015, Julien's Auctions

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 stenciled image of Andre appears which became synonymous with Fairey’s Obey Giant movement.

Signature: Signed and dated in pencil lower right "Shepard Fairey '15"

On Our Hands, Jonanthan Lewis Gallery 2015

Jacob Lewis Gallery, Purchased from the above by the present owner

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