Shepard Fairey, ‘Two Sides of Capitalism (Good/Bad) (two works)’, 2007, Heritage Auctions
Shepard Fairey, ‘Two Sides of Capitalism (Good/Bad) (two works)’, 2007, Heritage Auctions

Published by Obey Giant, Los Angeles

Condition Report: Each sheet is loose. No apparent condition issues. Unframed

Signature: One note signed and dated in pencil verso

Image rights: Courtesy of Heritage Auctions

About Shepard Fairey

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.

American, b. 1970, Charleston, SC, United States, based in Los Angeles, CA, United States