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Wake Up!, 2017

Screenprint on paper (2) (silver and gold)
24 × 18 in
61 × 45.7 cm
Edition 91/350, 300
This is part of a limited edition set.
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About the work
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Unframed: 24 x 18 in. (each)

Unframed: 24 x 18 in. (each)

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Signed and dated in pencil lower right (each) and numbered in pencil lower left 91/350 (silver) 91/300 (gold)
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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About the work
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Unframed: 24 x 18 in. (each)

Unframed: 24 x 18 in. (each)

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

Wake Up!, 2017

Screenprint on paper (2) (silver and gold)
24 × 18 in
61 × 45.7 cm
Edition 91/350, 300
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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