Shepard Fairey

1970 -

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Shepard Fairey (American, b.1970) is a renowned graphic artist known as 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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Mao (HPM), 2003
Hand painted silkscreen and mixed media on cotton rag paper #3/15
48 x 36 inches (121.9 x 91.4 cm)
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Rock ‘n’ Roll Swindle, 2002
silkscreen on wood - edition of 2
24.7 x 18.8 inches (62.8 x 47.7 cm)
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