Shepard Fairey (California/South Carolina, born 1970)
Long Live the People, 2020
Screenprint on cream Speckle Tone paper
Signed to the lower right
Shepard Fairey is one of the most influential and prolific street artists of the 21st century. Fairey is also known for his graphic designs, activism, illustration, and as the founder of OBEY Clothing. Emerging from the skateboarding scene, he first became known for his “Andre the Giant Has a Posse” campaign. This campaign was started while the artist attended the Rhode Island School of Design. Today, his work can be found in site-specific installations and at the Smithsonian, the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, and more.