Shepard Fairey, ‘Jasper Johns (Yellow)’, 2009, Alpha 137 Gallery

This is one of two limited edition (signed, numbered) silkscreens Shepard Fairey created of Jasper Johns, based on Michael Tighe's photographic portrait of Johns. It was published in 2009, and sold out almost immediately.

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Signature: pencil signed, dated and numbered on the recto (front)

Publisher: Obey Giant

Obey, Inc.

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