American, born 1970.
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.
Shepard FaireyAmerica's Favorite, 2010
Shepard FaireyDualtiy of Humanity I, 2008
Shepard FaireyRevolutionary Muslim Woman , 2005
Shepard FaireyArab Woman, 2006
Shepard FaireyOBEY 95, 2006
Shepard FaireyGuns and Roses, 2007
Shepard FaireySF Fire Escape, 2011
Shepard FaireyHOPE (hand signed paster version), 2008
Shepard FaireyRose Soldier AP, 2006
Shepard FaireyParlor Pattern, 2010