Shepard Fairey, ‘Obey’, 2005, Heritage Auctions
Shepard Fairey, ‘Obey’, 2005, Heritage Auctions
Shepard Fairey, ‘Obey’, 2005, Heritage Auctions

Property from an Important British Urban Art Collection

Condition Reports: Handling creases in corners. Print is rolled

Signature: Signed, numbered, and dated in pencil in lower margin, with printer's chop

Image rights: Courtesy of Heritage Auctions

Publisher: Obey Giant, Los Angeles

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