Shepard Fairey (Obey) is one of the most important artists in world urban art. He achieved success with the general public thanks to his iconic portrait of Barack Obama, Hope, created during the 2008 election campaign. In his works, Shepard Fairey addresses challenging issues ranging from civil rights to social injustice, from wars to climate change.
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Shepard Fairey, street artist known all over the world, was born in Charleston, South Carolina in 1970. His artistic career began in 1989 with the sticker campaign 'André the Giant has a posse', during which he wallpapered the city of Providence with the face of wrestler André the Giant. Obey achieved international success in 2008 with his iconic portrait of Barack Obama, Hope, which became a true symbol of the American presidential campaign.
Through his works Shepard Fairey offers the viewer critical reflections on challenging issues: from war to climate change, from social injustice to gender equality.
The works of artist Shepard Fairey, besides being held in authoritative museums such as the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, have been the focus of numerous institutional exhibitions such as the retrospective Facing the Giant: Three decades of dissent that the Galleria d'Arte Moderna in Rome has dedicated to him.