Artist

Shepard Fairey

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Shepard Fairey

About

The man responsible for the most successful presidential campaign poster of all time (Obama’s unauthorised ‘Hope’ image), Shepard Fairey is behind some of the world’s most instantly-recognisable street art. Emerging from the skate scene of 1980s America, he first gained fame with his Obey Giant stickers – made when he was still a student at the Rhode Island School of Design and expanded into a clothing range. Afterwards, he worked in the advertising industry before turning his attention to politically-motivated works, most recently on gender imbalance.

Artworks

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Did you know?

Surprisingly, Shepard Fairey is the artist’s real surname (first name: Frank).

Country of Birth

USA

Auction Record

$600,800

Sotheby's New York, 'Obama Hope', 2020

Notable Collections

Former US President Barack Obama's private collection

Notable Exhibitions

Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, US, 2009

Salad Days, 1989-1999, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, US, 2018

Sound & Vision, Stolenspace Gallery, London, UK, 2012

Exhibitions by Shepard Fairey

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