Monday, August 31, 2009

Shepard Fairey

These Sunsets are to Die For

Stencil collage and Mixed media on canvas

8 x 10 feet

Toxic Dept

Stencil collage on canvas

30 x 43 inches

Proud Parents Canvas

Screen collage with hand painting on canvas

30 x 43 inches

War by Numbers

Hand Painted Multiple

Screened Collage on Wood

Image size: 21 x 24 inches

Shepard Fairey is currently one of the most prolific artists/graphic designers/illustrator of our time. He was born Feb 15th 1970 and attended RISD from 1988 to 1992 and received a BFA in Illustration while attending. He became interested in art when he started drawing images and putting them on skateboards and t-shirts. He started out as a successful graphic designer and created many iconic images of youth culture while in and as a recent graduate of RISD. His first major breakthrough was his "Andre the Giant has a Posse" Sticker campaign. He then moved on to his "Obey" campaign that was a huge success in his career. He worked commercially for over a decade and then created a poster that became such a national icon, that the soon to be president of the United State of America used it for his campaign, Barack Obama. He created the "Hope" poster from a newspaper photograph of the Senator that eventually became an emblematic sign of the changing of America.




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