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Shepard Fairey (American, b.1970)
LOT ID: 80387
Steve Jones, 2004

Collage, Mixed Media, and spraypaint on album cover.
12 х 12 in. (30.48 x 30.48 cm.)
Signed, in pencil along the right edge of of work.
Print/Casting Year 2004
Edition Unique
Lot description
This one of a kind unique portrait on album cover of "Steve Jones" by world famous American artist Shepard Fairey is an homage to the front man of the 1970's British punk rock band "Sex Pistols". This legendary cultural guitarist and singer is venerated through collage and symbolism with rebellious graphics and urban imagery. This piece was created very early in the artist's career when Shepard Fairey was initially starting his fine art career, before assistants filled his studio. This album cover measures 12 x 12 inches (30.5 x 30.5 cm) and comes in original exhibition frame in excellent condition.

Shepard Fairey has become a pioneer 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)
Steve Jones by Shepard Fairey
  • Steve Jones by Shepard Fairey
  • Steve Jones by Shepard Fairey
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PLEASE NOTE: at 12 x 12 inches (30.5 x 30.5 cm) this work is significantly smaller than listed comparables.

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