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Obey Icon, 2016

Screenprint On Paper
36 × 24 in
91.4 × 61 cm
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Shepard Fairey’s Obey Icon shows the iconic imagery of Andre the Giant …

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Shepard Fairey’s Obey Icon shows the iconic imagery of Andre the Giant combined with a bold simple "OBEY" text whose aesthetic is reminiscent of Barbara Kruger's. The combination of these two elements started a decade-long quest to make 'Andre’s Posse' into the Freemasons of …

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Shepard Fairey (OBEY)
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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Unframed

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Shepard Fairey’s Obey Icon shows the iconic imagery of Andre the Giant …

Unframed

Open edition

Shepard Fairey’s Obey Icon shows the iconic imagery of Andre the Giant combined with a bold simple "OBEY" text whose aesthetic is reminiscent of Barbara Kruger's. The combination of these two elements started a decade-long quest to make 'Andre’s Posse' into the Freemasons of …

Medium
Print
Signature
Signed in pencil lower right
Image rights
Courtesy of Julien’s Auctions
Shepard Fairey (OBEY)
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.

Obey Icon, 2016

Screenprint On Paper
36 × 24 in
91.4 × 61 cm
Bidding closed
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