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Shepard Fairey

Smokey Robinson Print (Gold), 2009

Screenprint in colors on cream speckled paper
24 × 18 in
61 × 45.7 cm
Edition 61/100
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Published by Obey Giant, Los Angeles

Scattered hard creases through the image extending from the …

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Published by Obey Giant, Los Angeles

Scattered hard creases through the image extending from the upper center to the lower center; scattered spots of ink loss in the concentrated areas of the creases; hard creases to the corners. Sheet is loose. Unframed.

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Print
Signature
Signed by the artist and Smokey Robinson, numbered, and dated in pencil along lower edge
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Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
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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About the work
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Published by Obey Giant, Los Angeles

Scattered hard creases through the image extending from the …

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Published by Obey Giant, Los Angeles

Scattered hard creases through the image extending from the upper center to the lower center; scattered spots of ink loss in the concentrated areas of the creases; hard creases to the corners. Sheet is loose. Unframed.

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
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.

Shepard Fairey

Smokey Robinson Print (Gold), 2009

Screenprint in colors on cream speckled paper
24 × 18 in
61 × 45.7 cm
Edition 61/100
Bidding closed
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