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Shepard Fairey

Joan Jett, 2008

Silkscreen on paper
26 1/8 × 26 1/8 in
66.4 × 66.4 cm
Edition 275/350
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Besides propaganda, nationalism, and institutional authority, Portraits of Rock ‘n’ Roll's …

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Besides propaganda, nationalism, and institutional authority, Portraits of Rock ‘n’ Roll's elite are Shepard Fairey's favored subject matter. Icons like Debbie Harry, Billy Idol and Joan Jett represent the anarchy and anti-establishment vein that preoccupies the “Obey Giant.” This rare piece is not only signed …

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Signed by photographer Ernesto Yerena to the lower center, and signed and dated by Fairey to the lower right.
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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Besides propaganda, nationalism, and institutional authority, Portraits of Rock ‘n’ Roll's …

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Besides propaganda, nationalism, and institutional authority, Portraits of Rock ‘n’ Roll's elite are Shepard Fairey's favored subject matter. Icons like Debbie Harry, Billy Idol and Joan Jett represent the anarchy and anti-establishment vein that preoccupies the “Obey Giant.” This rare piece is not only signed …

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Medium
Print
Signature
Signed by photographer Ernesto Yerena to the lower center, and signed and dated by Fairey to the lower right.
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

Joan Jett, 2008

Silkscreen on paper
26 1/8 × 26 1/8 in
66.4 × 66.4 cm
Edition 275/350
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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