Shepard Fairey, ‘Paradise Turns’, 2015, Heritage Auctions
Shepard Fairey, ‘Paradise Turns’, 2015, Heritage Auctions
Shepard Fairey, ‘Paradise Turns’, 2015, Heritage Auctions
Shepard Fairey, ‘Paradise Turns’, 2015, Heritage Auctions

Signature: Signed, dated, and numbered in pencil in lower margin

Publisher: Obey Giant, Providence

Shepard Fairey (b. 1970) Paradise Turns, 2015 Three-color relief on handmade paper 35-5/8 x 26-3/8 inches (90.5 x 67 cm) (image) 40 x 30-1/4 inches (101.6 x 76.8 cm) (sheet) Ed. 19/25 Signed, dated, and numbered in pencil in lower margin Published by Obey Giant, Providence

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