Shepard Fairey, ‘Kobe’, 2008, EHC Fine Art: Essential Editions VI

Numbered edition of 1000.

A portrait of Kobe "Black Mamba" Bryant, one of the greatest basketball players to ever play the game. Here is your chance to own specially commissioned artwork of 2007-08 NBA MVP Kobe Bryant, created exclusively for Upper Deck by Shepard Fairey, one of today's most prominent and influential artists. Noted for creative street art campaigns and iconic pieces of work - his Barack Obama posters were in extremely high demand during president-elect's run for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination - Shepard Fairey continues to make bold statements through his art. Incorporating a rich mixture of Lakers team colors, the visually stunning off-set print is printed on heavy stock paper.
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Publisher: Upper Deck

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