Shepard Fairey, ‘Israel / Palestine’, 2009, Addicted Art Gallery

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Signature: Hand signed and numbered

Arty-Fact: In 2009, the artist donated his stencil collage of “Israel / Palestine” to the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights. This non-profit charitable organisation works to realise Robert F. Kennedy’s dream of a peaceful and just world through local and international programmes. The programmes assist the disadvantaged, build the next generation of leaders, and tackle problems facing society.

Released the same year, the print, as is common with Fairey’s work, is shrouded in symbolism which the viewer is encouraged to interpret and draw their own conclusions. Notice ‘Obey’ in the pattern of the curtains?

About Shepard Fairey

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.

American, b. 1970, Charleston, SC, United States, based in Los Angeles, CA, United States