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Shepard Fairey (OBEY), ‘Smokey Robinson Era Print’, 2009, Heritage Auctions
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Smokey Robinson Era Print, 2009

Screenprint in colors on cream speckled paper
18 × 24 in
45.7 × 61 cm
Edition 422/450
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Published by Obey Giant, Los Angeles

Published by Obey Giant, Los Angeles

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Signed by the artist and Smokey Robinson, 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), ‘Smokey Robinson Era Print’, 2009, Heritage Auctions
Shepard Fairey (OBEY), ‘Smokey Robinson Era Print’, 2009, Heritage Auctions
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About the work
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Published by Obey Giant, Los Angeles

Published by Obey Giant, Los Angeles

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

Smokey Robinson Era Print, 2009

Screenprint in colors on cream speckled paper
18 × 24 in
45.7 × 61 cm
Edition 422/450
Bidding closed
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