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Shepard Fairey

Obey Giant II, 2012

Offset Lithograph
30 × 25 in
76.2 × 63.5 cm
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Long Island City
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About the work

Shepard Fairey designed his first sticker campaign, “André the Giant has a Posse,” while he was …

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Long Island City

Artist: Shepard Fairey, American (1970 - )
Title: Obey Giant II
Year: 2012
Medium: Offset Lithograph, …

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Hand-signed by artist, Signed in pencil lower right
Frame
Not included
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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Shepard Fairey designed his first sticker campaign, “André the Giant has a Posse,” while he was still a student at the Rhode Island School of Design. The sticker featured the late professional French wrestler alongside his legendary height and weight—7 feet, four inches and 520 pounds. After Fairey and his …

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Long Island City

Artist: Shepard Fairey, American (1970 - )
Title: Obey Giant II
Year: 2012
Medium: Offset Lithograph, signed in pencil
Size: 30 x 25 in. (76.2 x 63.5 cm)

Medium
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed in pencil lower right
Frame
Not included
Shepard Fairey
American, b. 1970
Follow

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 Giant II, 2012

Offset Lithograph
30 × 25 in
76.2 × 63.5 cm
.
Sold
Location
Long Island City
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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