Shepard Fairey (OBEY), ‘Knowledge + Action = Power’, 2018, Laguna Art Museum Benefit Auction
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Knowledge + Action = Power, 2018

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24 × 18 in
61 × 45.7 cm
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Laguna Art Museum Benefit Auction

Los Angeles artist Frank Shepard Fairey first became known for his "Andre the Giant Has a …

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Shepard Fairey (OBEY)
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 (OBEY), ‘Knowledge + Action = Power’, 2018, Laguna Art Museum Benefit Auction
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Los Angeles artist Frank Shepard Fairey first became known for his "Andre the Giant Has a Posse" (OBEY) sticker campaign. Straddling the realms of fine, commercial, and street art, his work resists easy classification. He exploits the gaps between these genres to produce works that frequently take on social …

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Print
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Courtesy of Obey Giant Art
Shepard Fairey (OBEY)
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.

Knowledge + Action = Power, 2018

Screenprint
24 × 18 in
61 × 45.7 cm
Bidding closed
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