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Shepard Fairey (American, b.1970)
LOT ID: 91280
America's Favorite, 2010

Screenprint, on wood
18 х 24 х 1 in. (45.72 x 60.96 x 2.54 cm.)
Signed, and dated, lower right; numbered, 'AP', lower left; signed and dated, verso
Edition AP aside from edition of 2
Lot description
In original artists frame, excellent condition as issued

Shepard Fairey's 'America's Favorite' is an AP edition aside from the small edition of 2 screenprints presented on wood. Describing the impetus for creating this print, Fairey states on the website:

"I have been an environmental advocate and supporter of clean energy and conservation for many years, leading me to make several art pieces dealing with these topics as well. In my “May Day” show I wanted to address current issues and also celebrate some of my favorite artists, musicians, and activists from the past. With my flag series I was referencing Jasper Johns, other images reference Warhol and Rauschenberg. This “America’s Favorite” gas station image was created before the BP spill as a way to comment on our addiction to oil and suggest that it should be in its twilight, but also to pay tribute to artist Ed Ruscha and his beautiful “Standard Station” series of paintings and prints. There is an emotional sense of nostalgia and Americana conjured by an iconic gas station, maybe even a sense of freedom and exploration." -Shepard Fairey
America's Favorite by Shepard Fairey
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