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Shepard Fairey (OBEY), ‘Ideal Power’, 2017, Art for ACLU Benefit Auction
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Ideal Power, 2017

Screenprint
24 × 18 in
61 × 45.7 cm
Edition of 450 + 1AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
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About the work
Art for ACLU Benefit Auction

Edition of 450 + 1AP

Edition of 450 + 1AP

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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), ‘Ideal Power’, 2017, Art for ACLU Benefit Auction
Shepard Fairey (OBEY), ‘Ideal Power’, 2017, Art for ACLU Benefit Auction
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About the work
Art for ACLU Benefit Auction

Edition of 450 + 1AP

Edition of 450 + 1AP

Medium
Print
Signature
Signed
Shepard Fairey (OBEY)
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.

Ideal Power, 2017

Screenprint
24 × 18 in
61 × 45.7 cm
Edition of 450 + 1AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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