Shepard Fairey, ‘Michael Jordan’, 2009, Julien's Auctions

Of all the sports figures throughout history perhaps none is more beloved than basketball great Michael Jordan. Shepard Fairey, known for his minimalist-tone portraits of luminaries and pop culture figures, has captured Jordan’s graceful precision on the court. Fairey has exhibited his work throughout North America and Europe, and is included in numerous prominent collections, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; the Los Angeles County Museum of Modern Art; and the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington D.C. —Courtesy of Julien’s Auctions

Framed. 36 x 26 in.

Signature: Signed and dated lower right "Shepard Fairey 09". Modern Multiples embossed logo lower left.

Image rights: Courtesy of Julien's Auctions

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