Heritage: Urban Art Summer Skate (August 2020) - Heritage Auctions
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Ed. 258/350; 70/350

Published by Obey Giant, Los Angeles

24 x 18 inches (61 x 45.7 cm) (sheet, each)

Condition Report: No apparent condition issues. Sheets are loose. Unframed.

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Signed, numbered, and dated in pencil along lower edge
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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.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2016
Black/White: Including editions and monoprints by Tara Donovan, Leonardo Drew, Paul Morrison and Vik MunizPace Prints
2015
Shepard Fairey: On Our HandsJacob Lewis Gallery
Shepard FaireyPace Prints
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Tommy Ramone Collage (Gold and Red) (two works), 2016

Screenprints in colors on speckled cream paper
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Heritage Auctions

Ed. 258/350; 70/350

Published by Obey Giant, Los Angeles

24 x 18 inches (61 x 45.7 cm) (sheet, each)

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

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.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions (3)
Other works by Shepard Fairey
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