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In 2012, Shepard Fairey teamed up with Neil Young to create a box set featuring Neil Young and Crazy Horse's record "Americana." The collaboration resulted in a box set that contains a handmade silkscreened foil embossed box, a set of 12 silkscreened signed prints designed by Shepard Fairey, the Americana CD, a song list, and a certificate of authenticity. The complete box set is offered here. The box, which is a deep midnight blue, is screened in gold and red embossed foil. Each of the prints is signed and numbered and features retro images of America. Typical of Shepard Fairey's longtime collaboration with musicians, the print set is both a work of art and an homage to one of America's greatest lyricists.

Best known for his Barack Obama "Hope" poster of 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, business art, and appropriation art. He has also broken into the commercial realm 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.

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

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  • Private collection, USA
  • Pickup Location: Massachusetts, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 61 x 46 x 0.1 in. (154.94 x 116.84 x 0.25 cm.)
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