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Shepard Fairey (Obey), Learn to Obey

Shepard Fairey (Obey) Learn to Obey, 2014

View in a room Painting 24 x 18.1 x 0.4 inch 1 remaining copy


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Shepard Fairey (Obey), Learn to Obey
  • Offered by the gallery

    NÎMES - France

  • Authenticity

    Work sold with an invoice from the gallery
    and a certificate of authenticity

  • Signature

    Hand-signed by artist

  • Medium

    Painting : print, Stencil

  • Themes

    Street art

  • Support

    Painting on aluminium

  • Type

    Numbered and limited to 3 copies

  • Dimensions cm | inch

    24 x 18.1 x 0.4 inch

  • Framing

    Beige wood floater frame

  • Artwork dimensions including frame

    25.2 x 19.3 x 2.4 inch

  • Collector’s Guide

  • About the artwork

    Fine Art Edition : Silkscreen on Metal
    Silkscreen on Metal (Aluminum)
    50 Shades of Black

    It makes me very happy when art, music, and politics come together. I was first moved by the powerful combination of those elements on the “Let Them Eat Jellybeans” hardcore compilation with music by Black Flag, Bad Brains, The Dead Kennedys, and the Circle Jerks, with art by Winston Smith. The Circle Jerks soon became a favorite of mine and I found out that their vocalist, Keith Morris, had been the first singer of Black Flag.

    I saw the Circle Jerks many times over the years in S. Carolina, Rhode Island, and LA. A few years ago, Keith formed a new band, Off ! with guys from other bands I like including The Burning Brides, Red Kross, and The Blackheart Procession. Off ! totally rock and have a killer vintage hardcore sound, but they sound fresh. I was incredibly honored that after visiting my studio, Keith and Dimitri from Off ! suggested that we collaborate on a 7-³ where they’d write a song inspired by my art. I was blown away by the idea, but instead, they ended up writing the song inspired by the themes in my art first, and then I created the art to fit the song! The result is the Learn To Obey 45 that comes out on Record Store Day. I’m also doing a poster that will come out around the same time. I love the way the music turned out, and I’m proud to have my art associated with Off !, especially since art genius Raymond Pettibon, one of my favorites, usually does the art for Off ! I kept my approach to the art reverent to Pettibon, but irreverent to greed. Check it out.


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    • street art


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Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Born in: 1970

United States

Famous artist

Shepard Fairey alias Obey was born in 1970 in Charleston, US.

He gets to know the universe of graphic design very early, at age 14, when he draws images to be printed on t-shirts and skateboards. He is influenced by the work of artists such as Andy Warhol or Russian artist Alexander Rodtchenko.

In the late 1980s, Obey and a group of friends from the Rhode Island School of Design create a series of stickers and posters with the figure of wrestler Andre the Giant and stick thousands of them on the walls of American cities. 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.

His work became world famous during the U.S. presidential campaign in 2008, with the creation of the poster HOPE of Barack Obama that became an icon of the campaign. The Institute of contemporary art in Boston considered Obey as one of the best and most influential street artists of our time.

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