Artist: Shepard Fairey
Title: Be The Change
Year created: 2009
Height (inches): 36
Width (inches): 24
Signed by the artist
Signed Area: front
This piece is unframed.
Description of piece:
Be The Change was a collectible lithograph done by Shepard Fairey to commemorate the Inauguration of Barack Obama in 2009. The piece, which was the official art of the President’s Inaugural Committee, was limited to 10,000 copies, with only the first 1,000 being hand-signed by Fairey (this print is one of those first 1,000).
Shepard Fairey (b. 1970 in Charleston, S.C.) In 1989, while at Rhode Island School of Design studying for his Bachelor of Fine Art in Illustration (which he earned in 1992), Shepard Fairey created the “Andre the Giant has a Posse” sticker that later evolved into the OBEY GIANT art campaign. In 2008, his portrait of then-Democratic candidate Barack Obama became an internationally recognized emblem of hope. Since then, Fairey has painted more than 105 large-scale painted public murals, put up countless pieces of art in the streets, and become one of the most sought-after and provocative artists in the world, and changed the way people converse about art and view the urban landscape.
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