Shepard Fairey - "Obama-Hope"This Artwork is:
- An Art Print on canvas
- Custom Framed in a white frame
- Double matted in blue and red
- Framed Size: 17" x 24"
- Image Size: 10" x 16.5"
- Comes with ready to hang hardware
- Framed in the USAInterested in different framing options? Contact us and we can try to accommodate your needs!
FRAMING ALONE IS WORTH OVER $125ABOUT THE ARTIST
Frank "Shepard Fairy" is a very famous graphic artist, muralist, and overall artist. He was born on February 15, 1970 in Charleston, South Carolina in the United States. In 1988, the artist graduated from Idyllwild Arts Academy in Palm Springs, California. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island in 1992.
As a young adult, Shepard Fairey became very interested in art. He soon began to use his drawings in T-shirts and skateboards. He was a skateboard-obsessed art student. While in school, Shepard Fairy held a part-time job in a skateboarding shop. Soon after, he hit the skateboard community hard by pasting homemade stickers all over the place. It was then that he realized his desire and interest in the street art culture and graffiti movement. Another strong influence was his love for punk music, which he demonstrated stencils.
One of the first images he ever used was that of Andre the Giant. He found this image in a newspaper ad and he chose to introduce it to the streets. Shepard Fairey’s work combines elements of graffiti, pop art, business art, and Marxist theory. His work has been seen in galleries around the world and even museums. One of his most famous works includes his portrait of Barack Obama. In fact, this portrait drew national attention to Fairey and his work quickly exploded after that recognition. This poster also received the Brit Insurance Design of the Year Award in 2009. Shepard Fairey has held solo and group exhibitions across the world. Some of his more famous ones include Capsule, Birmingham, England in 2000, Kantor Gallery Window in New York, New York in 2003, OXOP Gallery in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 2006, and Merry Karnosky Gallery in Los Angeles, California in 2007.
Shepard Fairey currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California in the United States. Shepard Fairey is considered to be one of the most influential street artists of our time.