Shepard Fairey, ‘We the People (signed set of 3)’, 2017, EHC Fine Art: Essential Editions IV

This set of images were the artist Shepard Fairey's response to a divisive presidential campaign by now US President Donald Trump. Taking its name from the first line of the US constitution, the series We the People features portraits of African Americans, Muslims, and Latinas depicted in Fairey’s trademark style, with slogans such as “Are Greater than Fear”, "Protect Each Other", and “Defend Dignity.”

“It’s really about making sure that people remember that ‘we the people’ means everyone, it means all the people,” Fairey said. “I think the campaigns were very divisive, more from one side than the other. But [it’s] just reminding people to find their common humanity, and look beyond maybe one narrow definition of what it means to be American.”

Shepard Fairey is also the artist behind the iconic Obama HOPE image that helped the first African American US President get elected.
--Courtesy of EHC Fine Art

Signature: Each print is signed and dated

Publisher: Obey Giant

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