Skip to main content

Shepard Fairey: "Work Against the Clampdown"

Peace Guard 2 Shepard Fairey: Work Against the Clampdown
April 21 - October 15, 2017

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.

Shepard Fairey Exhibition

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.

View more of Shepard's work