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Shepard FAIREY (Alias OBEY GIANT) American - Born in 1970 JMJ Rip - 2003
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Shepard FAIREY (Alias OBEY GIANT) American - Born in 1970\nJMJ Rip - 2003\nStencil and spray paint on record sleeve\nSigned and dated\n\nHis image of the wrestler Andre the Giant, posted on the walls in New York during the late 80s, gave Frank Shepard Fairey (known as Obey Giant) from the punk/skateboarding scene a sudden boost in reputation.\nHe began to appropriate iconic images of pop culture; recreating them using his own codes.\nThe posters he sent out all over the planet played a key role in denouncing manipulation by media, advertising, and posters.\nHe immediately incorporated the word OBEY, an ironic reminder of our modern slavery, using stencils to make stickers that found their way into major American cities and beyond. After his first major creation, Shepard Fairey developed works inspired by the propaganda art of authoritarian regimes such as the USSR, Cuba, China, and Vietnam. The election of George Bush was also a determining factor for this prolific activist artist. In 2007, his activism led him to design unauthorized posters in support of the presidential candidate Barack Obama, and then the iconic "Change" poster to subsidize the campaign, raising a total of $375,000.\nIn addition to politics, the media, and his critical stance against authoritarianism and order, music is also an essential source of inspiration for Shepard Fairey.\n\nh: 31 w: 31 cm\n\nBibliographie : Obey, Supply & Demand, the art of Shepard\nFairey, Gingko Press editions, Berkeley,\n2006, reproduced page 269, new edition\n2009 reproduced page 374\nEstimation 40 000 - 60 000 HKD \nSold for 125,800 HKD
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