Estimated retail value: $400

Illustrator, graphic designer, and former street artist Shepard Fairey became internationally known for his iconic poster for Barack Obama’s 2008 election campaign. His “Mandela” prints render the South African human rights leader with sacred geometrical designs and holiday colors.

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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.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2021
Shepard Fairey - Future MosaicOpera Gallery
2015
Shepard Fairey: On Our HandsJacob Lewis Gallery
Shepard FaireyPace Prints
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Holiday Mandala, 2013

Screen print
18 × 24 in
45.7 × 61 cm
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Estimated retail value: $400

Illustrator, graphic designer, and former street artist Shepard Fairey …

Children's Museum of the Arts Benefit Auction

Framed

Medium
Signature
Yes
Image rights
Courtesy of Obey Giant Art

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.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions (3)
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