Shepard Fairey

"Empire state of mind"2014


Mixed media on canvas
104 x 76 cm
Signed and dated

Shepard Fairey

Shepard Fairey is an American graphic artist and a social activist. Member of the movement Street Art, just like Haring and Basquiat before him, Fairey shares his political and social criticism through frescos and public spaces. Its emblematic portrait Hope (2008) of the candidate Barack Obama is probably his the most known work, with the countryside Obey (1992), started whereas he attends Rhode Island School of Design. Born Frank Shepard Fairey on February 15th, 1970 with Charleston in South Carolina, the artist borrows the graphic styles of the 20th century, scrambling the borders between great art and commercial art. Its work appears in the collections of Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., of Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Victoria and Albert Museum of London. He lives and works in Los Angeles.