Shepard Fairey - OBEY

Shepard Fairey, born in 1970, by his real name Frank Shepard Fairey, is an American silkscreen designer, muralist and illustrator. 

From the age of 14, Shepard Fairey became interested in art, studied illustration and already made his own t-shirts and skateboards, until he founded his own company, Alternate Graphics. The sticker "André the Giant Has a Posse" will be used by Shepard Fairey during the Obey Giant campaign, now known worldwide. Shepard fairey says he is strongly influenced by Andy Warhol, Alexander Rodchenko, Barbara Kruger, Robbie Conal and Diego Rivera. He works for bands such as Black Eyed Peas, Led Zepplin, The Smashing Pumpkins and many others. 

But Shepard Fairey really made a name for himself during the 2008 presidential campaign, when he created posters in support of Barack Obama, with the inscriptions "HOPE", "CHANGE" or "VOTE". Time magazine commissioned the portrait, and made Shepard Fairey their "personality of the year".

Some of his works can be seen at the Los Angeles Country Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, or the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, but also in the streets of the world as when he supports the victims of September 13, 2015, through his fresco by Marianne, surrounded by the motto Liberty, Equality, Fraternity.

He is now considered one of the most influential contemporary street art artists.

 

Shepard Fairey - Obey

Shepard Fairey, born in 1970, real name Frank Shepard fairey, is an American screen designer, muralist and illustrator.

From the age of 14, Shepard Fairey was interested in art, studying illustration and already making his own t-shirts and skateboards, until he founded his own company, Alternate Graphics. The sticker “André the Giant Has a Posse” will be used by Shepard Fairey during the Obey Giant campaign, now known worldwide. Shepard fairey says he is heavily influenced by Andy Warhol, Alexander Rodchenko, Barbara Kruger, Robbie Conal and Diego Rivera. He works for groups such as Black Eyed Peas, Led Zepplin, The Smashing Pumpkins and many more.

But Shepard Fairey really became known during the 2008 presidential campaign, when he created posters in support of Barack Obama, fueled by the inscriptions "HOPE", "CHANGE" or "VOTE". Time magazine commissioned the portrait, and named Shepard Fairey their “Personality of the Year”.

Some of his works can be seen at the Los Angeles Country Museum of Art, at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, or at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, but also in the streets of the whole world as when he supports victims of September 13, 2015, through his fresco of Marianne, surrounded by the motto Liberty, Equality, Fraternity.

He is considered today as one of the most influential artists of contemporary street art.

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