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Shepard Fairey

Joan Jett, 2008

Silkscreen and collage on album cover
12 × 12 in
30.5 × 30.5 cm
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Rago/Wright

Framed: 17.75 x 17.75 in.

5/8 HPM

Framed: 17.75 x 17.75 in.

5/8 HPM

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Print
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Signed in pencil
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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About the work
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Rago/Wright

Framed: 17.75 x 17.75 in.

5/8 HPM

Framed: 17.75 x 17.75 in.

5/8 HPM

Medium
Print
Signature
Signed in pencil
Shepard Fairey
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.

Shepard Fairey

Joan Jett, 2008

Silkscreen and collage on album cover
12 × 12 in
30.5 × 30.5 cm
Bidding closed
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