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Shepard Fairey

further works:
Shepard Fairey - Creative Flame
Creative Flame
Shepard Fairey - Icon Collage (Top)
Icon Collage (Top)
Shepard Fairey - Propaganda Services Eye
Propaganda Services Eye
Shepard Fairey - Royal Treatment Skull
Royal Treatment Skull
Shepard Fairey - Society of Destruction
Society of Destruction
Shepard Fairey - Gund And Roses
Gund And Roses
Shepard Fairey - My Florist Is A Dick
My Florist Is A Dick
Shepard Fairey - Rose Shackle
Rose Shackle
Shepard Fairey - Obey Star
Obey Star
Shepard Fairey - Obey Hammer
Obey Hammer
Shepard Fairey - Exclamation
Exclamation
Shepard Fairey - Obey Fist
Obey Fist
Shepard Fairey - Andre Hendrix
Andre Hendrix
Shepard Fairey - Mujer Fatale
Mujer Fatale
Shepard Fairey - Commanda
Commanda
Shepard Fairey - War By Numbers
War By Numbers
Shepard Fairey - Angela
Angela
Shepard Fairey - Jesse Nubian
Jesse Nubian
Shepard Fairey - Proud Parents
Proud Parents
Shepard Fairey - Big Brother Is Watching You
Big Brother Is Watching You
Shepard Fairey - Mao Money
Mao Money
Shepard Fairey - Nixon Money
Nixon Money
Shepard Fairey - A Delicate Balance
A Delicate Balance
Shepard Fairey - Lotus Ornament
Lotus Ornament
Shepard Fairey - Chomsky
Chomsky
Shepard Fairey - Beyond the Streets Billboard
Beyond the Streets Billboard
Shepard Fairey - Ideal Power
Ideal Power
Shepard Fairey
L.A.-based artist Shepard Fairey became a household name when he lent his skills to Barack Obama's presidential campaign in 2008, for which he created the now iconic 'HOPE' poster. Within the art world, his readily identifiable works - whether situated on the street, in the gallery, or taking the form of merchandise under his label OBEY - have long before enjoyed a strong following. He started his career as a Street Artist while attending the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design. The inception of 'André the Giant' falls into these early years, the black and white image based on the famous wrestler's face, which then started to appear in the form of stickers and stencils throughout the city. This portrait, reduced to basic outlines, still plays a central role in Fairey" work to date.

In his studio work, the artist skillfully blends stencils, photographs, collages and paint, while staying true to the reduced color palette of his street pieces. Rarely incorporating more than three colors, it is Fairey's signature red that predominantly features in his work.
The artist's first solo museum show took place at the renowned Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston (2009), and his work has been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world. Despite the critical acclaim from the institutional art world, Fairey remains true to his roots and regularly works on street pieces around the globe.
Cash, Cans amp Candy brought Shepard Fairey to Austria for the first time.



 
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