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Shepard Fairey (American, b.1970)
LOT ID: 73420
Hope, 2008

Offset lithograph
36 х 24 in. (91.44 x 60.96 cm.)
Signed, and dated, lower right recto
Print/Casting Year 2008
Edition Limited
Foundry/Publisher Obey Giant
Lot description
"Hope" by Shepard Fairey has become a symbol of the American Dream, and of President Obama's 2008 election win. With reds, whites, and blues, this print evokes passionate thoughts about our nation's flag.


Shepard Fairey has become a front runner in the street art environment and given a voice to American graffiti art, encapsulating a new chapter for the movement. Fairey’s art reached a new level of recognition in 2008, when his “HOPE” portrait of Barack Obama became the iconic image of the presidential campaign and helped inspire an unprecedented political movement. As Shepard Fairey’s body of work reached its 20-year mark in 2009, the Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston, MA) honored him with a full-scale solo retrospective, which drew a record number of visitors for the museum. Entitled ‘Supply and Demand,’ the exhibition shares its name with Fairey’s career-chronicling book, now in its second edition (Gingko Press). The exhibition traveled to the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh and then moved to the Center for Contemporary Art in Cincinnati, OH. He recently had a sell-out show at Deitch Projects in New York, the last show to ever be held at this renowned gallery.

Selected Public Collections:
The Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY)
The Smithsonian Museum of American Art (Washington, DC)
The Victoria and Albert Museum (London, UK)
HOPE by Shepard Fairey
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