Shepard Fairey, ‘PROGRESS (Obama)’, 2008, Print, Screenprint, EHC Fine Art
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Shepard Fairey

PROGRESS (Obama), 2008

Screenprint
12 × 9 in
30.5 × 22.9 cm
Edition of 400
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About the work
EHC Fine Art

Many say this image helped Barack Obama, the first African American president, get elected in the …

Medium
Condition
Excellent
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Hand signed on lower right and numbered lower left
Certificate of authenticity
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Frame
Not included
Publisher
Obey Giant
Shepard Fairey
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.

Shepard Fairey, ‘PROGRESS (Obama)’, 2008, Print, Screenprint, EHC Fine Art
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Many say this image helped Barack Obama, the first African American president, get elected in the historic moment of American History. This iconic and historic piece is hand signed, numbered, and dated in pencil. Silk screen printed with fresh rich colors.

Medium
Condition
Excellent
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Hand signed on lower right and numbered lower left
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
Publisher
Obey Giant
Shepard Fairey
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.

Shepard Fairey

PROGRESS (Obama), 2008

Screenprint
12 × 9 in
30.5 × 22.9 cm
Edition of 400
.
Sold
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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