Shepard Fairey, ‘Power and Glory IV’, 2014, Paul Stolper Gallery
Shepard Fairey, ‘Power and Glory IV’, 2014, Paul Stolper Gallery

The artist behind Barack Obama's iconic “Hope” image, Fairey studied at RISD and began his career as a street artist, tagging streets around the world with his signature “Obey Giant” posters, stickers, and murals.

Signature: Signed and numbered by the artist.

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

Group Shows

2015
MUCA
Munich,
2015
Masters Projects, 
Brooklyn,
2012
Katherine Cone Gallery, 
Los Angeles,
Legitimate Rape: Political Art in 2012
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