Shepard Fairey (OBEY), ‘Mr Spray says 'Make Art Not War'’, 2010, Forum Auctions
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Mr Spray says 'Make Art Not War', 2010

The cast vinyl multiple
12 3/5 × 4 3/10 in
32 × 11 cm
Edition of 350
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from the edition of 350, published by STRANGEco, San Francisco, overall 320 x 110 x 160mm (12 1/2 x …

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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.

Shepard Fairey (OBEY), ‘Mr Spray says 'Make Art Not War'’, 2010, Forum Auctions
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from the edition of 350, published by STRANGEco, San Francisco, overall 320 x 110 x 160mm (12 1/2 x 4 1/4 x 6 1/4in) (multiple)

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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.

Mr Spray says 'Make Art Not War', 2010

The cast vinyl multiple
12 3/5 × 4 3/10 in
32 × 11 cm
Edition of 350
Bidding closed
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