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Shepard Fairey (American, b.1970)
LOT ID: 78441
Nouveau Girl Red, 2005

Screenprint, on wood in artists frame
25 х 19 in. (63.5 x 48.26 cm.)
Signed, dated, and numbered, recto
Edition of 2 + AP
Lot description
This work by Shepard Fairey takes a classic Art Nouveau motif of a beautiful woman and recontexualizes the subject through the iconic OBEY propaganda lens. Being rendered on wood lends this silkscreen added character, giving the work an imaginary age consistent with a turn-of-the-century masterpiece.

Best known for his Barack Obama "Hope" poster from 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
Nouveau Girl Red by Shepard Fairey
  • Nouveau Girl Red by Shepard Fairey
  • Nouveau Girl Red by Shepard Fairey
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