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Shepard Fairey (Obey), Pedestal

Shepard Fairey (Obey) Pedestal, 2013

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Informations about this artwork
  • Medium

    Print : digigraphy

  • Dimensions cm | inch

    24 x 18.1 inch

  • Support

    Print on fine art paper

  • Framing

    Not framed

  • Type

    Numbered and limited to 450 copies
    1 remaining copy

  • Authenticity

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

  • Signature

    Hand-signed by artist

  • Offered by the gallery

    NÎMES - France

  • About the artwork

    Artwork sold in perfect condition

    Original signed digigraphy dated and numbered /450 by Shepard Fairey.
    Digigraphy on cream paper of Speckletone.
    State like new / never framed.

    Classical: Of or relating to ancient Greek or Latin literature, art, or culture.

    This print is a play on my love of music, drawing a comparison between the notions of “classical” art, architecture, and music, and “classic” music… rock, punk, hip-hop etc… I find it funny that things that are considered “classic” now were once new and possibly controversial. I like to put my favorite musical trailblazers on a pedestal and I’d make the argument that in the future the Clash and Public Enemy will be seen as equally “classic” to Mozart and Beethoven.

    The discus thrower with a record was an easy visual pun to make the statement. The Diskobolus of Myron (“discus thrower”) is a Greek sculpture that was completed circa 460-450 BC. The original Greek bronze is lost but the work is known through numerous Roman copies, both full-scale ones in marble, or smaller scaled versions in bronze. A discus thrower is depicted about to release his throw: Critics have stated that the moment captured in the statue is an example of rhythm, harmony and balance. Art and music both demonstrate rhythm, harmony and balance when they are at their best.

    - Shepard
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Shepard Fairey (Obey)

United States Born in: 1970 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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