Shepard Fairey, ‘Wake Up!’, 2017, Julien's Auctions
Shepard Fairey, ‘Wake Up!’, 2017, Julien's Auctions
Shepard Fairey, ‘Wake Up!’, 2017, Julien's Auctions
Shepard Fairey, ‘Wake Up!’, 2017, Julien's Auctions

Unframed: 24 x 18 in. (each)

Signature: Signed and dated in pencil lower right (each) and numbered in pencil lower left 91/350 (silver) 91/300 (gold)

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, South Carolina, based in Los Angeles, California