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Shepard Fairey

Lifeguard not on duty, 2017

Screenprint
24 × 17 9/10 in
61 × 45.5 cm
Edition of 350
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numbered .../350 lower left and signed lower right
61 x 45,5 cm - 24 x 18 in

numbered .../350 lower left and signed lower right
61 x 45,5 cm - 24 x 18 in

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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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numbered .../350 lower left and signed lower right
61 x 45,5 cm - 24 x 18 in

numbered .../350 lower left and signed lower right
61 x 45,5 cm - 24 x 18 in

Medium
Print
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

Lifeguard not on duty, 2017

Screenprint
24 × 17 9/10 in
61 × 45.5 cm
Edition of 350
Bidding closed
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