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

Printed by Allied Printing, Southern California

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

Signature: Numbered in pencil in lower left

Image rights: Courtesy of Heritage Auctions

Publisher: Obey Giant, Los Angeles

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