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Shepard Fairey (American, b.1970)
LOT ID: 74766
Parlor Pattern (6 works), 2010

Screenprint
24 х 18 in. (60.96 x 45.72 cm.)
Signed, lower right and numbered lower left in pencil on recto of each print.
Edition 85
Foundry/Publisher Obey Giant
Lot description
Cream Parlor Pattern Set, edition 50/85
Inverse Cream Parlor Pattern Set, edition 16/85
Red and Black Parlor Pattern Set, edition 54/85

This auction is for all 6 prints in the 3 sets. Each print is signed and numbered in pencil.

Best known for his Barack Obama “Hope” poster of the 2008 presidential election, Shepard Fairey 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 face behind the “Obey Giant” campaign, designed in the late 1980s and early 1990s during Fairey’s time at the Rhode Island School of Design. The movement involved stickering, stenciling, and painting images and slogans throughout the world, that contradictorily stood for something and nothing at once and had an inherent sense of humor based on their existence alone. Fairey’s body of work combines elements of graffiti, Pop Art, business art, and appropriation art, breaking into the commercial realm as a fashion designer and advertising artist for brands such as Pepsi, meanwhile exhibiting works in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC. Fairey’s works have been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the world, notably including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA (2011); the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, CA (2010); and the Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD (2005).

Selected Public Collections:
National Portrait Gallery (Washington, D.C.)
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Los Angeles, CA)
The Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY)
Victoria and Albert Museum (London, UK)
Parlor Pattern (6 works) by Shepard Fairey
  • Parlor Pattern (6 works) by Shepard Fairey
  • Parlor Pattern (6 works) by Shepard Fairey
  • Parlor Pattern (6 works) by Shepard Fairey
  • Parlor Pattern (6 works) by Shepard Fairey
  • Parlor Pattern (6 works) by Shepard Fairey
  • Parlor Pattern (6 works) by Shepard Fairey
  • Parlor Pattern (6 works) by Shepard Fairey
  • Parlor Pattern (6 works) by Shepard Fairey
  • Parlor Pattern (6 works) by Shepard Fairey
  • Parlor Pattern (6 works) by Shepard Fairey
  • Parlor Pattern (6 works) by Shepard Fairey
  • Parlor Pattern (6 works) by Shepard Fairey
  • Parlor Pattern (6 works) by Shepard Fairey
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