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Shepard Fairey (OBEY), ‘RISE ABOVE CALIBER’, 2016, Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation Benefit Auction
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RISE ABOVE CALIBER, 2016

Silkscreen on wood panel
24 × 18 in
61 × 45.7 cm
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About the work
Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation Benefit Auction
Medium
Mixed Media
Signature
Yes
Image rights
Courtesy of the Shepard Fairey/Obey Giant Art, Inc.
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.

Shepard Fairey (OBEY), ‘RISE ABOVE CALIBER’, 2016, Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation Benefit Auction
Shepard Fairey (OBEY), ‘RISE ABOVE CALIBER’, 2016, Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation Benefit Auction
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About the work
Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation Benefit Auction
Medium
Mixed Media
Signature
Yes
Image rights
Courtesy of the Shepard Fairey/Obey Giant Art, Inc.
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.

RISE ABOVE CALIBER, 2016

Silkscreen on wood panel
24 × 18 in
61 × 45.7 cm
Bidding closed
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