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Shepard Fairey

New World Odor, 2005

Spray paint stencil and collage on paper
44 3/4 × 30 in
113.7 × 76.2 cm
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With a background in advertising, Shepard Fairey is well aware of the power of marketing to …

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With a background in advertising, Shepard Fairey is well aware of the power of marketing to influence a consumer's decision making process. Influenced by Barbara Kruger's campaign using her art to address issues related to reproductive rights, Fairey juxtaposed slogans with unrelated images to change the …

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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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Julien's Auctions

With a background in advertising, Shepard Fairey is well aware of the power of marketing to …

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With a background in advertising, Shepard Fairey is well aware of the power of marketing to influence a consumer's decision making process. Influenced by Barbara Kruger's campaign using her art to address issues related to reproductive rights, Fairey juxtaposed slogans with unrelated images to change the …

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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 World Odor, 2005

Spray paint stencil and collage on paper
44 3/4 × 30 in
113.7 × 76.2 cm
Bidding closed
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