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Hope, 2008

Silkscreen on paper
24 × 36 in
61 × 91.4 cm
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Edition: AP (aside from an edition of 600).

This widely used image of Barak Obama came to represent …

Edition: AP (aside from an edition of 600).

This widely used image of Barak Obama came to represent the 2008 Presidential Election. According to The Guardian's Laura Barton this image "acquired the kind of instant recognition of Jim Fitzpatrick's Che Guevara poster, and is surely set to grace T-shirts, …

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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), ‘Hope’, 2008, Heritage Auctions
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About the work
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Edition: AP (aside from an edition of 600).

This widely used image of Barak Obama came to represent …

Edition: AP (aside from an edition of 600).

This widely used image of Barak Obama came to represent the 2008 Presidential Election. According to The Guardian's Laura Barton this image "acquired the kind of instant recognition of Jim Fitzpatrick's Che Guevara poster, and is surely set to grace T-shirts, …

Medium
Print
Signature
Signed, dated and annotated A.P. in pencil on recto.
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
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.

Hope, 2008

Silkscreen on paper
24 × 36 in
61 × 91.4 cm
Bidding closed
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