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Shepard Fairey (American, b.1970)
LOT ID: 81922
America's Favorite (Red) (+America's Favorite [Silver]; 2 works), 2010

Screenprint
18 х 24 in. (45.72 x 60.96 cm.)
Signed, and numbered
Print/Casting Year 2010
Edition 400
Lot description
This auction is for two limited edition pieces by Shepard Fairey, America's Favorite (Red) and America's Favorite (Silver).

SHEPARD FAIREY: "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."

1) America's Favorite (Red)
Shepard Fairey
2010
Screenprint
Measures: 18 x 24 inches (46 x 61 cm)
Limited Edition of 400
Signed and Numbered by Fairey

2) America's Favorite (Silver)
Shepard Fairey
2010
Scree print
Measures: 18 x 24 inches (46 x 61 cm)
Limited Edition of 400
Signed and Numbered by Fairey

Shepard Fairey (b. 1970) combines street art and alternative skate culture within the realm of fine art. Prior to the most recent election, Fairey was primarily recognized as the artist behind the "Obey Giant" campaign, designed in the late 1980s and early 1990s during Fairey's time at the Rhode Island School of Design. Fairey's body of work combines elements of graffiti, Pop Art, and commercial art. He has also worked as a fashion designer and advertising artist for brands such as Pepsi. Fairey's works have been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the world, including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA (2011); the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, CA (2010); and the Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD (2005). He lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. In 2009, his work was the subject of a retrospective called “Supply and Demand” at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, drawing a record number of visitors for the museum. The exhibition traveled to the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh before moving to the Center for Contemporary Art in Cincinnati, OH.

Selected Public Collections:
National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England
America's Favorite (Red) (+America's Favorite [Silver] 2 works) by Shepard Fairey
  • America's Favorite (Red) (+America's Favorite [Silver] 2 works) by Shepard Fairey
  • America's Favorite (Red) (+America's Favorite [Silver] 2 works) by Shepard Fairey
  • America's Favorite (Red) (+America's Favorite [Silver] 2 works) by Shepard Fairey
  • America's Favorite (Red) (+America's Favorite [Silver] 2 works) by Shepard Fairey
  • America's Favorite (Red) (+America's Favorite [Silver] 2 works) by Shepard Fairey
  • America's Favorite (Red) (+America's Favorite [Silver] 2 works) by Shepard Fairey
  • America's Favorite (Red) (+America's Favorite [Silver] 2 works) by Shepard Fairey
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