Shepard Fairey - Unyielding
Shepard Fairey - Unyielding
Shepard Fairey - Unyielding

Shepard Fairey - Unyielding

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Shepard Fairey

Unyielding, 2020

Edition of 350

36" x 36"

Aluminum Metal Street Sign

Certificate of Authenticity on the back signed by Shepard Fairey

 

Shepard Fairey is a highly influential American street artist, graphic designer, and activist. Born in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1970, Fairey rose to international prominence for his iconic and politically charged artworks. He gained widespread recognition for his "Obey Giant" campaign, which featured the face of professional wrestler André the Giant and became a symbol of counterculture and street art in the early 2000s.

Fairey's most famous work is the "Hope" poster he created during Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign. This image, featuring a stylized portrait of Obama with the word "Hope" underneath, became an emblem of optimism and change and played a significant role in Obama's election campaign.

Throughout his career, Shepard Fairey has been a vocal advocate for social and political causes. His art often explores themes related to social justice, environmental issues, and anti-authoritarianism. He uses a bold and distinctive visual style characterized by striking colors, propaganda-inspired graphics, and powerful messaging.

Fairey's work has been exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide, and he remains a prominent figure in the contemporary art world. His art continues to inspire and challenge viewers to engage with important social and political issues.