Shepard Fairey (OBEY), ‘M16 Vs Ak 47’, 2006, Julien's Auctions
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M16 Vs Ak 47, 2006

HPM - Silkscreen and mixed media collage on paper
47 3/4 × 34 3/4 in
121.3 × 88.3 cm
Edition 5/20
This is part of a limited edition set.
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M16 Vs AK47 is one of the most inspirational messages of peace completed by Shepard Fairey in the …

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Mixed Media
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Signed and dated to the lower right and numbered to the lower left.
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.

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M16 Vs AK47 is one of the most inspirational messages of peace completed by Shepard Fairey in the beginning of the 21st century. The two often-compared military grade weapons are held high in the air by unseen subjects. What the viewer does see however is that instead of bullets the guns are sprouting flowers. In …

Medium
Mixed Media
Signature
Signed and dated to the lower right and numbered to the lower left.
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.

M16 Vs Ak 47, 2006

HPM - Silkscreen and mixed media collage on paper
47 3/4 × 34 3/4 in
121.3 × 88.3 cm
Edition 5/20
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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