The perfect present : Artsper's gift card

Shepard Fairey (Obey), Nico Velvet Underground

Shepard Fairey (Obey) Nico Velvet Underground, 2010

View in a room Print 24 x 18.1 inch 1 remaining copy

$1,151

+$70 Delivery fees for United States Delivery : Less than one week

Make an offer

How does it work?
Add to my favourites 8 people are looking at this artwork
Shepard Fairey (Obey), Nico Velvet Underground
Description
  • Offered by the gallery

    CORPS ET AME GALLERY
    NÎMES - France

  • Authenticity

    Work sold with a certificate of authenticity

  • Signature

    Hand-signed by artist

  • Medium

    Print : Digigraphy on fine art paper

  • Type

    Numbered and limited to 450 copies

  • Dimensions cm | inch

    24 x 18.1 inch

  • Framing

    Not framed

  • About the artwork

    Original Digigraphie by Shepard Fairey (Obey).
    Signed and numbered by Shepard Fairey.

    This work represents Nico from Velvet Underground after a photo of Billy Name who worked with Warhol in the Factory. For those who do not know, Warhol managed the Velvet Underground, procured their recording contract and designed their first disc pocket with banana (which could originally be peeled). Warhol also suggested that Nico, a German model and singer, be in the group. I love her voice on songs like "Femme Fatale" and "I'll be your mirror", but apparently Lou Reed did not like her very much and sent her away from the band. She continued to record and did solo records until the early 80s. Iggy Pop had vague sexual encounters with Nico in the late 60's, and John Cale of the Velvet Underground produced the first album (Styoges and Iggy). Considering that I have entered Warhol, VU and The Stooges separately, it is fascinating to know how they are connected.

    -Shepard

      Tags
    • street art

    • velvet underground

Delivery

Artsper's galleries deliver artworks worldwide and using specialised carriers.

The artwork is available for pickup from the gallery in ( NÎMES, France) or can be delivered to the address of your choice less than a week after validation of your order. The work is insured during transport, so it's risk-free.
Payment

You can pay by credit and debit card, PayPal or bank transfer. We take fraud very seriously and respect your confidential information, which is why all payments are subject to 3D Secure validation.

Guarantee

Artsper's pledge of quality: We only work with professional galleries and guarantee the authenticity and provenance of our artworks.

Share this artwork
Contact our experts

Any question about the artwork, the artist or the delivery?

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

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.

Read more

Shepard Fairey (Obey), Nico Velvet Underground
Shepard Fairey (Obey), Nico Velvet Underground Shepard Fairey (Obey), Nico Velvet Underground Shepard Fairey (Obey), Nico Velvet Underground Shepard Fairey (Obey), Nico Velvet Underground Shepard Fairey (Obey), Nico Velvet Underground

We deliver in United States

All works are packed and shipped by professionals.