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Shepard Fairey (American, b.1970)
LOT ID: 77874
Burmese Monk (+ Mandala Ornament; 2 works), 2009

Screenprint
24 х 18 in. (60.96 x 45.72 cm.)
Signed, and numbered, lower recto
Print/Casting Year 2009
Edition AP aside from Edition of 300
Lot description
1) Burmese Monk, 2009
Screenprint
24 x 18 inches
Edition 47/450

2 ) Mandala Ornament Black Obey, 2010
Screenprint
24 x 18 inches
AP aside from Edition of 300

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
Burmese Monk (+ Mandala Ornament 2 works) by Shepard Fairey
  • Burmese Monk (+ Mandala Ornament 2 works) by Shepard Fairey
  • Burmese Monk (+ Mandala Ornament 2 works) by Shepard Fairey
  • Burmese Monk (+ Mandala Ornament 2 works) by Shepard Fairey
  • Burmese Monk (+ Mandala Ornament 2 works) by Shepard Fairey
  • Burmese Monk (+ Mandala Ornament 2 works) by Shepard Fairey
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