Profile of the artist Obey (Shepard Fairey)

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Born on February 15, 1970 in Charleston, USA, Shepard Fairey (Obey) is now a major artist of the street art movement, rising to prominence in the early 1990s through the dispersion of posters, stickers, and murals, related to his seminal Obey Giant campaign, which yielded an international cultural phenomenon.

Expanding on the legacies of artists such as Keith Haring and Andy Warhol, Fairey blurs the boundary between traditional and commercial art through type and image, communicating his brand of social critique via prints, murals, stickers, and posters in public spaces.  Fairey’s iconic poster of President Barack Obama was adopted as the official emblem associated with the presidential campaign and encapsulates a number of recurring concerns in the artist’s work, including propaganda, portraiture, and political power.