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Shepard Fairey

Shepard Fairey, Blankets-Uganda Suite, 2009, silkscreen
Shepard Fairey, OBEY (Never Trust Your Own Eyes), 2009, silkscreen in black
Shepard Fairey is an American contemporary street artist, graphic designer, activist and illustrator who emerged from the skateboarding scene. He first became known for his “Andre the Giant Has a Posse” (…OBEY…) sticker campaign, in which he appropriated images from the comedic supermarket tabloid Weekly World News. In 1992 he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts.

He became widely known during the 2008 U.S presidential election for his Barack Obama “Hope” image. The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston calls him one of today’s 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.