Shepard Fairey, a contemporary street artist, graphic designer, activist, illustrator
and founder of OBEY Clothing, emerged from the skateboarding scene. Fairey attended
the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), where he first became known for his "Andre
the Giant Has a Posse" (…OBEY…) sticker campaign, which appropriated images from
the comedic supermarket tabloid Weekly World News.
During the 2008 U.S. presidential election, he created the Barack Obama "Hope" poster. His work is included in the collections at The Smithsonian, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
April 21 - October 15, 2017