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Shepard Fairey

Ideal Power, 2017

Screenprint on cream Speckle Tone paper
24 × 17 9/10 in
61 × 45.5 cm
Edition 435/500
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Neuchâtel, Gstaad, Villars-sur-Ollon
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Samhart Gallery
Neuchâtel, Gstaad, +1 more
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The Ideal Power print was inspired by the need to address gender inequality regarding both wages …

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The Ideal Power print was inspired by the need to address gender inequality regarding both wages and basic respect. I believe power should come from the quality and merit of one’s work only rather than being influenced by any other variable including gender. Equality is important on every front, but I chose to focus …

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Hand-signed and dated in pencil by the artist Shepard Fairey
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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Samhart Gallery
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The Ideal Power print was inspired by the need to address gender inequality regarding both wages …

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The Ideal Power print was inspired by the need to address gender inequality regarding both wages and basic respect. I believe power should come from the quality and merit of one’s work only rather than being influenced by any other variable including gender. Equality is important on every front, but I chose to focus …

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Signature
Hand-signed and dated in pencil by the artist Shepard Fairey
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.

Shepard Fairey

Ideal Power, 2017

Screenprint on cream Speckle Tone paper
24 × 17 9/10 in
61 × 45.5 cm
Edition 435/500
This is part of a limited edition set.
Sold
location
Neuchâtel, Gstaad, Villars-sur-Ollon
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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