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One of four large format prints made to commemorate the release of Shepard’s book, Supply and Demand. Each print depicts an evolution of Shepard’s design and form, from 1989, 1995, 1999, and 2004. Beautifully printed by Modern Multiples on Coventry 320 gsm 100% cotton rag archival paper. Hand deckled edge from Modern Multiples.

After the Obama Progress and Hope images that became synonymous with his super optimistic campaign Shepard Fairey is visible worldwide. He is seen as more of a godfather to the movement than an artist these days, very much like an American version of the UK's Banksy.

He 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. Demonstrating a playful yet powerful approach to the world of politics reflecting their flaws and strengths in an publicly accessible street forum. The Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston call him one of today's best known and most influential street artists. He is one of the most recognizable artist working today and an idol for a massive cultural progression.

Fairey attended the Rhode Island Institute of Design where in the early 90's he created his iconic "OBEY" character, an ominous face that finds its origins in the appropriated Andre the Giant. In this works center the famous face can be seen framed by a star in the heart of the fighter jet.

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  • Pickup Location: Oregon, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 30 in. (106.68 x 76.2 cm.)
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