Shepard FAIREY (OBEY) - obey '99 (retro series)
Silkscreen print on paper /89 - 2008
Signed in the right bottom corner115 x 90 cm. - 42 x 30 inches Price :
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(1995 Icon : the icon in the visual propaganda)
These Large Format prints were created to commemorate the release of Shepard's monograph Supply and Demand relating the 4 major images in Obey's career. The series displays the evolution of the GIANT ICON Face and Shepard's progression in design from 1989 to 2004. Each print measures 2.5' x 3.5' and is an edition of 89, signed and numbered.
Shepard Fairey is a contemporary artist and has emerged from the skateboarding scene.He first became known for his "André the Giant Has a Posse" sticker campaign. His work became more widely known in the 2008 United States Presidential Election, specifically his Barack Obama "HOPE" poster. The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston calls him one of today's best known and most influential street artists. He usually omits his first name. His work is included in the collections at The Smithsonian, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.