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Shepard Fairey

HOPE paster, 2008

Offset lithographic poster
36 × 24 in
91.4 × 61 cm
This is ephemera, an artifact related to the artist.
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EHC Fine Art Gallery Auction

Many say this image helped Barack Obama, the first African American president, get elected in the …

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Many say this image helped Barack Obama, the first African American president, get elected in the historic moment of American History. An iconic and historic image by Shepard Fairey, a leading artist in the Street Art movement

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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
EHC Fine Art Gallery Auction

Many say this image helped Barack Obama, the first African American president, get elected in the …

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Many say this image helped Barack Obama, the first African American president, get elected in the historic moment of American History. An iconic and historic image by Shepard Fairey, a leading artist in the Street Art movement

Medium
Print
Signature
Unsigned
Shepard Fairey
American, b. 1970
Follow

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

HOPE paster, 2008

Offset lithographic poster
36 × 24 in
91.4 × 61 cm
This is ephemera, an artifact related to the artist.
Bidding closed
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