Shepard Fairey (OBEY), ‘Vote Obama’, c. 2008, Heritage Auctions
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Vote Obama, c. 2008

Screenprint in colors on wove paper
38 1/2 × 25 in
97.8 × 63.5 cm
Edition 464/5000
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Printed by Allied Printing, Southern California

Condition Reports: Small brown stain in lower …

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Numbered in pencil in lower left
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Obey Giant, Los Angeles
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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.

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Printed by Allied Printing, Southern California

Condition Reports: Small brown stain in lower right; soft creases from being rolled. Print is rolled.

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Numbered in pencil in lower left
Publisher
Obey Giant, Los Angeles
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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.

Vote Obama, c. 2008

Screenprint in colors on wove paper
38 1/2 × 25 in
97.8 × 63.5 cm
Edition 464/5000
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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