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October 7, 2020

Shepard Fairey _ Website and Dis Obey

Shepard Fairey / Obey Giant (b. 1970, U.S.)
screenprint, edition of 100, 1999

screenprint, edition of 100, 1997

Shepard Fairey solo exhibition OBEY GIANT February 2000 Anno Domini.

About the Artist
American contemporary street artist, graphic designer, activist, illustrator, and founder of OBEY Clothing who emerged from the skateboarding scene. He first became known for his "Andre the Giant Has a Posse" / OBEY sticker campaign while attending the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD).

He became widely known during the 2008 U.S. presidential election for his Barack Obama "Hope" poster. The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston has described him as one of the best known and most influential street artists.

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 City, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

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