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OBEY Icon - Shepard Fairey (OBEY)

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This framed open edition print by OBEY (Shepard Fairey) titled 'Obey Icon' is an offset lithograph on thick white paper, signed by the artist. (not numbered)

Fairey created the "André the Giant Has a Posse" sticker campaign in 1989, while attending the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). This later evolved into the "Obey Giant" campaign, which has grown via an international network of collaborators replicating Fairey's original designs. Fairey intended the Obey Giant to inspire curiosity and cause people to question their relationship with their surroundings.


Framed size: 950 x 645mm


Frank Shepard Fairey is an American contemporary street artist, graphic designer, activist, illustrator, and founder of OBEY Clothing. He first became known for his "Andre the Giant Has a Posse" (...OBEY...) sticker campaign while attending the Rhode Island School of Design. Andre the Giant Has a Posse is one of the first and most important "viral" Street Art campaigns, showing the ability and force of this new illegal means of expression. Over the years Fairey has transformed into one of the most well-known muralist /street artists in the world.

He became widely known during the 2008 U.S. presidential election for his Barack Obama "Hope" poster, portraying Barack Obama in red, white, and blue with the word Hope. The New Yorker art critic Peter Schjeldahl called the poster "the most efficacious American political illustration since 'Uncle Sam Wants You'". The impact of the poster design and Barack Obama’s endorsement of the work, made immense news coverage worldwide including networks such as CNN, NBC, CBS and newspapers like the New York Times and Washington Post. In February 2008, Fairey received a letter of thanks from Obama for his contribution to the campaign.