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Shepard Fairey (American, b.1970)
LOT ID: 79969
War by Numbers (+ The Glass House; 2 works), 2007, 2007

Lithograph, Screenprint
36 х 24 in. (91.44 x 60.96 cm.)
Signed, each print signed and numbered in pencil
Edition 450 & 750
Foundry/Publisher Obey Giant
Lot description
1) War By Numbers, 2007, printed 2008. Lithograph on paper, 36 x 24 inches (91.4 x 61 cm). Edition of 750. Signed lower right and numbered lower left on recto.

2) The Glass House, 2010. Screenprint, 24 x 18 inches (61 x 46 cm). Edition of 450. Signed lower right and numbered lower left on recto.

Best known for his Barack Obama "Hope" poster for 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, and commercial art. He has also worked 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. In 2009, his work was the subject of a retrospective called “Supply and Demand” at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, drawing a record number of visitors for the museum. The exhibition traveled to the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh before moving to the Center for Contemporary Art in Cincinnati, OH.

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
War by Numbers (+ The Glass House 2 works), 2007 by Shepard Fairey
  • War by Numbers (+ The Glass House 2 works), 2007 by Shepard Fairey
  • War by Numbers (+ The Glass House 2 works), 2007 by Shepard Fairey
  • War by Numbers (+ The Glass House 2 works), 2007 by Shepard Fairey
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