Shepard Fairey, ‘Vote (2008 Obama campaign)’, 2008, Dope! Gallery
Shepard Fairey, ‘Vote (2008 Obama campaign)’, 2008, Dope! Gallery

Screen Print
From a numbered edition of 5000

This poster was only available through Barack Obama’s website and the purchases were 100% contributions to the Obama campaign in 2008.

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