Shepard Fairey (OBEY), ‘Tools of the Trade’, 2007, Heather James Fine Art Gallery Auction
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Tools of the Trade, 2007

Screenprint on paper
24 × 18 in
61 × 45.7 cm
Edition 161/350
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Heather James Fine Art Gallery Auction

Framed

It is a take on Warhol’s cans! Fairey, like Warhol, is interested in reproducing cultural …

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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), ‘Tools of the Trade’, 2007, Heather James Fine Art Gallery Auction
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It is a take on Warhol’s cans! Fairey, like Warhol, is interested in reproducing cultural popular iconography to reflect on consumerism, fame etc. Here, “Tools of the Trade” refers to the painter’s tool, obviously, as paint, but also this reproducibility of color and imagery in the Warholian way being a tool in …

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Print
Signature
Lower right
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.

Tools of the Trade, 2007

Screenprint on paper
24 × 18 in
61 × 45.7 cm
Edition 161/350
Bidding closed
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