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.

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, South Carolina, based in Los Angeles, California

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2017
Shepard Fairey | Printed Matters, Treason Gallery, Seattle
2017
OBEY Propaganda - Works by Shepard Fairey, EHC Fine Art, Washington DC
2017
STREET ART, Heather James Fine Art, Palm Desert
2015
Shepard Fairey, Pace Prints, New York

Solo Shows on Artsy

2017
Shepard Fairey | Printed Matters, Treason Gallery, Seattle
2017
OBEY Propaganda - Works by Shepard Fairey, EHC Fine Art, Washington DC
2017
American Civics, Subliminal Projects, Los Angeles
2015
Shepard Fairey, Pace Prints, New York
2015
2014
SHEPARD FAIREY: 50 SHADES OF BLACK, Subliminal Projects, Los Angeles
2012
Shepard Fairey: Sound & Vision, StolenSpace Gallery, London

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
1st Birthday!, Galerie Matthew Namour, Montréal
2017
Alpha 137 Gallery Staff Favorites, Alpha 137 Gallery, New York
2017
Vintage Political Art, Alpha 137 Gallery, New York
2017
TWENTY-ONE, Subliminal Projects, Los Angeles
2017
STREET ART, Heather James Fine Art, Palm Desert
2015
PRINTS Only!, MUCA, Munich
2015
MUCA COLLECTION, MUCA, Munich
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