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Shepard Fairey

Frank Shepard Fairey (born February 15, 1970) is an American contemporary artist, graphic designer, and illustrator who emerged from the skateboarding scene. He first became known for his "André the Giant Has a Posse" (…OBEY…) sticker campaign, in which he appropriated images from the comedic supermarket tabloid Weekly World News. His work became more widely known in the 2008 U.S. presidential election, specifically his Barack Obama "Hope" poster. The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston calls him one of today's best known and most influential street artists. 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, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Shepard Fairey was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina. His father, Strait Fairey, is a doctor, and his mother, Charlotte, a realtor.

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Obama's Campaign Artist -- Drones Killed All 'Hope'

Obama's Campaign Artist
Drones Killed All 'Hope'

President Obama's use of war drones is a buzzkill for the guy who created the 'Hope' campaign.Shepard Fairey -- the artist behind Obama's 'Hope' poster -- was clearly disappointed in… READ MORE >

Street Artist Shepard Fairey's Secrets Exposed!

Street Artist Shepard Fairey's Secrets Exposed!

Legendary street artist Shepard Fairey -- the guy behind the Obama "Hope" poster -- nearly had his trade secrets revealed ... by his wife!! You GOTTA SEE his reaction to Mrs. Fairey's loose lips.… READ MORE >

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