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Shepard Fairey (American, b.1970)
LOT ID: 73234
Recordings, 2011

Screenprint
42 х 42 in. (106.68 x 106.68 cm.)
Signed, lower right, numbered lower left.
Print/Casting Year 2011
Edition PP 1/2
Lot description
Produced for his March 2011 show "Revolutions: The Album Cover Art of Shepard Fairey" held at Robert Berman Gallery (Santa Monica, CA), this silkscreen by Fairey is a Printer's Proof 1/2. Done in conjunction with Obey Giant Art and Subliminal Projects, the show featured over 80 pieces inspired by the Punk, Rock, New Wave, and Jazz music that has always driven Fairey's work. Employing the bold graphics which has characterized his work, this print is a fantastic example of Fairey's iconic style.

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:
Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY)
Smithsonian Museum of American Art (Washington, DC)
Victoria and Albert Museum (London, UK)
Recordings by Shepard Fairey
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