Shepard Fairey, ‘Obey Peace Ornament’, 2006, Julien's Auctions
Shepard Fairey, ‘Obey Peace Ornament’, 2006, Julien's Auctions
Shepard Fairey, ‘Obey Peace Ornament’, 2006, Julien's Auctions
Shepard Fairey, ‘Obey Peace Ornament’, 2006, Julien's Auctions

Peace and justice are two of the most popular themes explored in Shepard Fairey's body of work. Fairey has exhibited his work throughout North America and Europe, and has work in numerous prominent collections, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; the Los Angeles County Museum of Modern Art; and the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington D.C.

Framed: 18 3/4 x 20 3/4 x 1 1/8

Signature: Signed lower right, signed and dated on the reverse.

Whitewalls Gallery, 2007.

Whitewalls Gallery, Acquired from the above by the present owner.

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, South Carolina, based in Los Angeles, California