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Shepard Fairey's Obey campaign started as a sticker campaign, with the 'Andre Has a Posse' sticker. With a variety of stickers, Fairey began experimenting with the image of Andre the Giant and the word Giant. Ironically these stickers have become increasingly rare and valuable and the little slaps that were meant to be a disruptive medium have become sought-after collector's items.

Presented here is a small collection of hand-screened stickers from the early 1990s, including the original 'Andre Has a Posse' sticker that started it all. Also included in the set is an original foil "flame" 'Andre Has a Posse' sticker from 1993; an original foil flame 'Giant' sticker from 1993; a "floating" 'Andre the Giant' head sticker from 1993; and two prismatic 'Giant' stickers on Kodak paper from the 1990s.

In the words of Shepard Fairey in his Obey Manifesto, "The sticker has no meaning but exists only to cause people to react, to contemplate and search for meaning in the sticker. Because OBEY has no actual meaning, the various reactions and interpretations of those who view it reflect their personality and the nature of their sensibilities. (...) Giant stickers are both embraced and rejected, the reason behind which, upon examination reflects the psyche of the viewer. Whether the reaction be positive or negative, the sticker's existence is worthy as long as it causes people to consider the details and meanings of their surroundings. In the name of fun and observation."

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Provenance:
  • Private collection
  • Pickup Location: Massachusetts, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 2.25 x 2.25 in. (5.72 x 5.72 cm.)
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