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Shepard Fairey (OBEY), ‘Paint it Black (Brush) and Paint it Black (Hand)’, 2014, Heritage Auctions
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Paint it Black (Brush) and Paint it Black (Hand), 2014

Screenprints in colors on Spekletone paper
24 × 18 in
61 × 45.7 cm
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Ed. 133/450, 164/450

Condition Reports: No apprent condition issues. Prints are rolled.

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Each signed, numbered, and dated in pencil along lower edge
Publisher
Obey Giant, Los Angeles
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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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Ed. 133/450, 164/450

Condition Reports: No apprent condition issues. Prints are rolled.

Medium
Print
Signature
Each signed, numbered, and dated in pencil along lower edge
Publisher
Obey Giant, Los Angeles
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
Shepard Fairey (OBEY)
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.

Paint it Black (Brush) and Paint it Black (Hand), 2014

Screenprints in colors on Spekletone paper
24 × 18 in
61 × 45.7 cm
Bidding closed
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