Previous LotNext lot

Shepard Fairey (American, b.1970)
LOT ID: 80162
OBEY Megaphone + OBEY Eye (two prints), 2010

Screenprint, 2 Prints
18 х 24 in. (45.72 x 60.96 cm.)
Signed, and numbered by the artist.
Edition Megaphone - Edition of 230 / OBEY Eye Edition of 450
Foundry/Publisher Shepard Fairey x OBEY Giant
Lot description
This auction is for 2 screenprints by Shepard Fairey. Up for auction is OBEY Megaphone and OBEY Eye. OBEY Megaphone was produced in a signed and numbered edition of 230 in 2010 and OBEY Eye in a signed and numbered edition of 450 in 2009. Both artworks measure 18 x 24 inches / 46 x 61 cm and are in perfect condition.

After the Obama Progress and Hope images that became synonymous with his super optimistic campaign Shepard Fairey is visible worldwide. He is seen as more of a godfather to the movement than an artist these days, very much like an American version of the UK's Banksy. Shepard Fairey has become the paradigm of American street art - demonstrating a playful yet powerful approach to the world of politics reflecting their flaws and strengths in an publicly accessible street forum. He is one of the most international acknowledged artists living today and an idol for a massive cultural progression.

FROM FAIREY: "I’m producing this Obey Megaphone poster primarily to use in outdoor installations, but I decided to release a smaller signed edition after receiving several requests when the image was first seen in my NYC “May Day” mural. Free speech needs to be celebrated and exercised as a cornerstone of true participation in democracy. I think using your voice goes hand in hand with casting your vote. People with the courage to express a view that was unpopular have encouraged others to speak their minds and turned political tides. Don’t underestimate your power to make a difference."
OBEY Megaphone + OBEY Eye (two prints) by Shepard Fairey
  • OBEY Megaphone + OBEY Eye (two prints) by Shepard Fairey
  • OBEY Megaphone + OBEY Eye (two prints) by Shepard Fairey
  • OBEY Megaphone + OBEY Eye (two prints) by Shepard Fairey
  • OBEY Megaphone + OBEY Eye (two prints) by Shepard Fairey
  • OBEY Megaphone + OBEY Eye (two prints) by Shepard Fairey
  • OBEY Megaphone + OBEY Eye (two prints) by Shepard Fairey
  • OBEY Megaphone + OBEY Eye (two prints) by Shepard Fairey
  • OBEY Megaphone + OBEY Eye (two prints) by Shepard Fairey
  • OBEY Megaphone + OBEY Eye (two prints) by Shepard Fairey
  • OBEY Megaphone + OBEY Eye (two prints) by Shepard Fairey
Alternate Views: 1 of 1
Share |
Add Shepard Fairey to My Artist Alert
Receive email alerts as soon as artists you follow are up for sale. Update your artist watch list any time.

Sales Results for Comparable Works

artnet Auctions—Buy and sell art 24/7 worldwide. ©2014 Artnet Worldwide Corporation. All rights reserved. artnet® is a registered
trademark of Artnet Worldwide Corporation. Call for Assistance: US +1-877-388-3256, EU +49 (0)30 20 91 78 50