Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati: Art Where You Are Benefit Auction 2020
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Celebrated street artist Shepard Fairey uses high contrast images to shed light on social and political topics. Rise Above CAC came after Fairey’s solo exhibition, Supply and Demand, at the Contemporary Arts Center. The image features the CAC’s building, with text that reads “Jealous cowards try to control / Rise …

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Signed bottom right corner on face
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Image courtesy of Prince Lang

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.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2016
Black/White: Including editions and monoprints by Tara Donovan, Leonardo Drew, Paul Morrison and Vik MunizPace Prints
2015
Shepard Fairey: On Our HandsJacob Lewis Gallery
Shepard FaireyPace Prints
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Rise Above CAC, 2010

Silkscreen
24 × 18 in
61 × 45.7 cm
Edition 167/450
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CAC Cincinnati Benefit Auction

Celebrated street artist Shepard Fairey uses high contrast images to shed light on social and …

Medium
Signature
Signed bottom right corner on face
Image rights
Image courtesy of Prince Lang

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.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions (3)
Other works by Shepard Fairey
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