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Shepard Fairey

New Wave Surfer Album Cover, from the Dance Floor Riot, 2011

Screen print
12 × 12 in
30.5 × 30.5 cm
Edition 73/150
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Heritage Auctions
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Signed lower right and numbered lower left in pencil
Publisher
Obey Giant, Providence
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Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
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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About the work
HA
Heritage Auctions
Medium
Print
Signature
Signed lower right and numbered lower left in pencil
Publisher
Obey Giant, Providence
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
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

New Wave Surfer Album Cover, from the Dance Floor Riot, 2011

Screen print
12 × 12 in
30.5 × 30.5 cm
Edition 73/150
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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