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Shepard Fairey
Peace Bomber
36” x 24”

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Fairey, Shepard.1733

Shepard Fairey, (Charleston, South Carolina, 1970)

Contemporary artist, graphic designer, and illustrator who emerged from the skateboarding scene. He received a BA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1991. He first became known for his “André the Giant Has a Posse” sticker campaign, in which he appropriated images from the comedic super market tabloid Weekly World News. His work became more widely known in the 2008 U.S. presidential election, specifically his Barack Obama “HOPE” poster. The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston calls him one of today’s best known and most influential street artists. His work is included in the collections at The Smithsonian, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Lives and works in Los Angeles, California