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Shepard Fairey, also known by the alias "Obey," was born in 1970 in Charleston, South Carolina, in the United States. His introduction to the world of graphic design occurred early, at age 14, as he crafted images destined for t-shirts and skateboards. Influenced by notable artists like Andy Warhol and Russian artist Alexander Rodtchenko, Fairey's creative path took shape.

In the late 1980s, Fairey (Obey), alongside peers from the Rhode Island School of Design, embarked on a notable venture. They initiated a series of stickers and posters featuring wrestler Andre the Giant, plastering thousands of them across American city walls. The "Andre the Giant Has a Posse" campaign emerged as an early and pivotal viral street art movement, showcasing the potency of this unconventional, illicit form of expression.

Fairey's art gained worldwide recognition during the 2008 U.S. presidential campaign. His creation of the iconic HOPE poster for Barack Obama became a symbol of the campaign's spirit. Notably, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston hailed Shepard Fairey (Obey) as one of the most influential street artists of our era.

Shepard Fairey's roots span from Charleston, South Carolina, to Los Angeles, California, where his artistry blossomed. His creations, including Obey clothing, reached global acclaim, featured prominently in influential publications like Time Magazine. Fairey's impact extended beyond the United States, resonating in cities like London, New York, and Detroit.

Moreover, Fairey's artistic journey intersects with the realms of education, having attended the Idyllwild Arts Academy, nurturing his creative spirit. His prominence and influence continue to shape contemporary street art, earning recognition not only in the U.S. but also internationally, including acknowledgment from institutions like the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston.


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Design, Peace Fingers, Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Peace Fingers

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Design - 30.5 x 17.5 x 5.6 cm

$2,035

Painting, Rose Shackle, Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Rose Shackle

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Painting - 68 x 53 x 0.4 cm

$8,930

Print, Welcome visitors letterpress, Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Welcome visitors letterpress

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Print - 50.8 x 40.64 x 0.2 cm

$903

Print, Obey Conformity Factory (Orange), Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Obey Conformity Factory (Orange)

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Print - 61 x 46 x 0.2 cm

$622

Print, Wall Street Public Enemy, Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Wall Street Public Enemy

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Print - 61 x 46 x 5 cm

$6,783

Print, Freedom to Lead (Aung San Suu Kyi), Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Freedom to Lead (Aung San Suu Kyi)

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Print - 61 x 46 x 0.1 cm

$1,017

Print, L’action vaut plus que les mots, Shepard Fairey (Obey)

L’action vaut plus que les mots

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Print - 61 x 46 x 0.3 cm

$3,222

Print, Peace & Justice Woman, Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Peace & Justice Woman

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Print - 61 x 46 x 0.1 cm

$1,130

Print, In honor of Vincent Jen Chin, Shepard Fairey (Obey)

In honor of Vincent Jen Chin

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Print - 61 x 46 cm

$565

Design, Warning Addictive, Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Warning Addictive

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Design - 80.8 x 22 x 2 cm

$791

Print, This Changes Everything, Shepard Fairey (Obey)

This Changes Everything

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Print - 61 x 46 x 0.1 cm

$565

Print, Race to the bottom, Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Race to the bottom

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Print - 33.02 x 25.4 x 0.2 cm

$509

Print, Warhol Collage - Color, Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Warhol Collage - Color

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Print - 61 x 46 x 0.2 cm

$1,017

Print, Styles Change - Style Endures _ yellow, Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Styles Change - Style Endures _ yellow

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Print - 48.26 x 35.56 cm

$678

Print, Dove geometric (set), Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Dove geometric (set)

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Print - 45.7 x 137.1 cm

$791

Print, Paul McCartney NYC Change Begins Within, Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Paul McCartney NYC Change Begins Within

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Print - 61 x 46 cm

$791

Print, Sunset as the Fall Approaches, Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Sunset as the Fall Approaches

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Print - 46 x 61 cm

$509

Print, Icons (Subliminal Projects), Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Icons (Subliminal Projects)

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Print - 61 x 46 x 0.2 cm

$480

Print, Ian Curtis - Heart and Soul, Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Ian Curtis - Heart and Soul

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Print - 61 x 46 x 0.2 cm

$480

Print, Rise Above Rose Geometric, Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Rise Above Rose Geometric

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Print - 60 x 30 cm

$447

Print, Pattern of Denial, Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Pattern of Denial

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Print - 61 x 46 x 0.1 cm

$339

Print, Desert Today Ocean Tomorrow, Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Desert Today Ocean Tomorrow

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Print - 61 x 46 x 0.2 cm

$475

Print, Ocean Today Desert Tomorrow, Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Ocean Today Desert Tomorrow

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Print - 61 x 46 x 0.2 cm

$475

Print, Joe Strummer – Know Your Rights, Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Joe Strummer – Know Your Rights

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Print - 61 x 46 x 0.2 cm

$452

Print, Musack Terry Hall tribute, Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Musack Terry Hall tribute

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Print - 61 x 46 x 0.1 cm

$339

Print, Paint it black HPM 1/6, Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Paint it black HPM 1/6

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Print - 61 x 41 x 2 cm

$9,043

Print, Zapata (HPM Teal), Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Zapata (HPM Teal)

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Print - 66 x 50.8 x 0.6 cm

$6,000

Print, NØISE/SSI Resurrectionem, Shepard Fairey (Obey)

NØISE/SSI Resurrectionem

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Print - 46 x 46 cm

$452

Print, We the future / Power to the polls, Shepard Fairey (Obey)

We the future / Power to the polls

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Print - 61 x 46 x 0.1 cm

$226

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Who is the artist?

Shepard Fairey, also known by the alias "Obey," was born in 1970 in Charleston, South Carolina, in the United States. His introduction to the world of graphic design occurred early, at age 14, as he crafted images destined for t-shirts and skateboards. Influenced by notable artists like Andy Warhol and Russian artist Alexander Rodtchenko, Fairey's creative path took shape.

In the late 1980s, Fairey (Obey), alongside peers from the Rhode Island School of Design, embarked on a notable venture. They initiated a series of stickers and posters featuring wrestler Andre the Giant, plastering thousands of them across American city walls. The "Andre the Giant Has a Posse" campaign emerged as an early and pivotal viral street art movement, showcasing the potency of this unconventional, illicit form of expression.

Fairey's art gained worldwide recognition during the 2008 U.S. presidential campaign. His creation of the iconic HOPE poster for Barack Obama became a symbol of the campaign's spirit. Notably, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston hailed Shepard Fairey (Obey) as one of the most influential street artists of our era.

Shepard Fairey's roots span from Charleston, South Carolina, to Los Angeles, California, where his artistry blossomed. His creations, including Obey clothing, reached global acclaim, featured prominently in influential publications like Time Magazine. Fairey's impact extended beyond the United States, resonating in cities like London, New York, and Detroit.

Moreover, Fairey's artistic journey intersects with the realms of education, having attended the Idyllwild Arts Academy, nurturing his creative spirit. His prominence and influence continue to shape contemporary street art, earning recognition not only in the U.S. but also internationally, including acknowledgment from institutions like the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston.

What is Shepard Fairey (Obey)’s artistic movement?

The artistic movements of the artists are: Activist Artists, Famous Street Artists, Provocative Artists, Activist Artists, Figurative Street Artists, American Icons, Art deco-style artists

When was Shepard Fairey (Obey) born?

The year of birth of the artist is: 1970