Doyle+Design® / Street Art - Sale 12DD02 - Lot 2026Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 10am
American, b. 1970
Signed Shepard Fairey and dated 04 on the front panel
Decoupage on Vespa ET2 scooter
52 x 67 x 35 inches
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, Tiki Til Dawn benefit auction, June 17, 2004
Private collection, acquired from the above
RISD graduate Fairey was already beloved in the skateboard and punk rock communities for his legendary "Andre the Giant Has a Posse" stickers, and the subsequent silkscreen prints made for his company Obey. Then, for Obama's 2008 election, Fairey created the "Hope" poster, which became one of the most recognizable and iconic political images of modern times. That poster, after gracing the cover of Time Magazine, now hangs in the National Portrait Gallery, helping Fairey cross over from seminal Street Artist to international recognition as a truly gifted fine artist.
Further reading: Obey: Supply and Demand, Gingko Press, 2010
Sold for $12,500 (Includes Buyer's Premium)
Half-inch square loss on underside edge of right mirror. Otherwise overall very good condition. Please note condition reviewed is of the piece as an art object only. No warranty as to ability to register with Motor Vehicle department.
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