Shepard Fairey, ‘Operation Oil Freedom’, 2007, Phillips

This work is an artist's proof.

Signature: signed, inscribed and dated 'Shepard Fairey 1 AP 2007' lower margin; further signed, inscribed and dated 'Shepard Fairey AP 2007' on the reverse

Private Collection
Bonham's, London, 24 February 2009, lot 38
Acquired at the above sale 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, SC, United States, based in Los Angeles, CA, United States