Shepard Fairey, ‘No Future’, 2017, The Skateroom
Shepard Fairey, ‘No Future’, 2017, The Skateroom
Shepard Fairey, ‘No Future’, 2017, The Skateroom

“My art is usually social and political regardless of who is in the White House, but my concerns and frustrations are amplified by the election of Donald Trump”
-Shepard Fairey
Following The Skateroom business model, 20% of the profit of this edition will be donated to a cause having positive impact on society.
For his first collaboration with The Skateroom, Shepard Fairey decided to support the Amplifier foundation who describes herself as a “Art Machine for Social Change”.
Shepard Fairey is an LA-based contemporary street artist, graphic designer, activist and illustrator.
Born in 1970 in Charleston (South Carolina), Shepard graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1992, where he created the ‘André the Giant Has a Posse’ sticker campaign. This later evolved into the internationally renowned ‘Obey Giant’ campaign. Shepard’s work reached international recognition during the 2008 US presidential election, when he created a series of posters supporting Barack Obama, including the iconic ‘HOPE’ poster.
Shepard is also known for his politically charged work and most recently collaborated with the non-profit organisation, Amplifier Foundation.

Series: Set of 3 skateboard decks Each deck: 31in x 8in Limited Edition

Signature: Signed in the deck (printed)

Manufacturer: The Skateroom

“The Skateroom collaboration is an evolution of the DIY silk screened skateboard I began making in the 90’s, as an art canvas that could go on four wheels or a wall. These new boards are more refined art pieces, but the spirit of skateboard culture is what drives this new collaboration. ‘No Future’ is a response to the election of Trump.”
Shepard Fairey – 2017

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