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Shepard Fairey (American, b.1970)
LOT ID: 78549
Arab Woman , 2012

Lithograph, three-color relief on handmade paper
35 х 25.5 in. (88.9 x 64.77 cm.)
Signed, and numbered by the artist; with a certificate of authenticity
Print/Casting Year 2012
Edition of 35
Foundry/Publisher Pace Prints
Lot description
This large-format hand-pulled screen print by Shepard Fairey debuted in 2012 at the Pace Prints show in New York City. It is part of a series of relief prints that are unique in Shepard Fairey's production. The Pace prints are all printed on handmade paper, and are the largest hand-pulled prints ever executed the artist. Embossing gives them their “relief” quality and captures the background ornamental pattern emblematic of Fairey’s prints. This work is printed on handmade rag paper with deckled edges. Color saturation is exceptional, with vibrant blacks and reds.

Best known for his Barack Obama "Hope" poster of the 2008 presidential election, Shepard Fairey (b. 1970) has combined street art and alternative skate culture with 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, business art, and appropriation art. He has also broken into the commercial realm 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.

Selected Public Collections:
National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England
Arab Woman by Shepard Fairey
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