Shepard Fairey "Obama Yes We Did"
Framed Original Vinyl Sticker
Framed in very heavy handcrafted gilt finish frame. Exterior size 39cm x34cm x 67cm / window size 24cm x 19cm (Please be advised that this frame has been handcrafted and any imperfections are intended to add to it's character). Special postage conditions apply to this item - apply at checkout
This image is part of "Facing the Giant: 3 Generations of dissent" collection which covers "Three Decades of Dissent & New Works"
It began with an absurd sticker illustration of the wrestler André The Giant, which then evolved into an exploration of control, questioning control, and questioning the giant monolithic forces that we are all subjected to, confronting these giant issues with his work, revealing the duality to the name. The title ‘Facing the Giant’ references the giant of Fairey’s prolifically disseminated Obey Giant art campaign, but more enduringly, the giant issues and forces he confronts through his art.
Expanding on the legacies of artists such as Keith Haring and Andy Warhol, Shepard Fairey’s practice disrupts the distinction between fine and commercial art. A major artist of the street art movement, Fairey rose to prominence in the early 1990s through the dispersion of posters, stickers, and murals, related to his Obey Giant campaign, which yielded an international cultural phenomenon. Fairey’s iconic poster of President Barack Obama was adopted as the official emblem associated with the presidential campaign and encapsulates a number of recurring concerns in the artist’s work, including propaganda, portraiture, and political power.
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