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SF Fire Escape, from Billboard Series, 2011

Screenprint in colors on paper
24 × 18 in
61 × 45.7 cm
Edition 76/450
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Condition Report: Mild smudges in upper center of verso. Sheet is loose. Unframed

Condition Report: Mild smudges in upper center of verso. Sheet is loose. Unframed

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Signed, numbered, and dated in pencil along lower edge
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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), ‘SF Fire Escape, from Billboard Series’, 2011, Heritage Auctions
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About the work
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Condition Report: Mild smudges in upper center of verso. Sheet is loose. Unframed

Condition Report: Mild smudges in upper center of verso. Sheet is loose. Unframed

Medium
Print
Signature
Signed, numbered, and dated in pencil along lower edge
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
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.

SF Fire Escape, from Billboard Series, 2011

Screenprint in colors on paper
24 × 18 in
61 × 45.7 cm
Edition 76/450
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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