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Shepard Fairey

Rose Shackle, 2019

Silkscreen & Mixed media collage on paper, HPM
30 × 41 in
76.2 × 104.1 cm
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Artist Biography:
"Shepard Fairey (b. 1970 in Charleston, S.C.) In 1989, while at Rhode Island …

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Artist Biography:
"Shepard Fairey (b. 1970 in Charleston, S.C.) In 1989, while at Rhode Island School of Design studying for his Bachelor of Fine Art in Illustration (which he earned in 1992), Shepard Fairey created the “Andre the Giant has a Posse” sticker that later evolved into the OBEY GIANT art campaign. In …

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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.

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Artist Biography:
"Shepard Fairey (b. 1970 in Charleston, S.C.) In 1989, while at Rhode Island …

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Artist Biography:
"Shepard Fairey (b. 1970 in Charleston, S.C.) In 1989, while at Rhode Island School of Design studying for his Bachelor of Fine Art in Illustration (which he earned in 1992), Shepard Fairey created the “Andre the Giant has a Posse” sticker that later evolved into the OBEY GIANT art campaign. In …

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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

Rose Shackle, 2019

Silkscreen & Mixed media collage on paper, HPM
30 × 41 in
76.2 × 104.1 cm
Bidding closed
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