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Obey Supply & Demand: The Art of Shepard Fairey 1989-2009
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Shepard Fairey:
Obey: Supply & Demand
The Art of Shepard Fairey 1989–2009
20th Anniversary Edition
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Obey: Supply & Demand, The Art of Shepard Fairey – 20th Anniversary Edition expands upon the previous version of this book and adds 100 new pages of illustrations and text to showcase Fairey’s extensive body of work, a massive retrospective covering 20 colorful years. Recently thrust into the spotlight for his image of President-elect Barack Obama, Shepard Fairey helped catalyze a movement from his unique vantage at the intersection of art, popular culture and politics. The 20th anniversary edition gives full coverage to this recent chapter in the groundbreaking artist’s storied career.
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This massive book pulls no punches and all areas of artist’s work, travels and travails are illuminated. From exhibitions, posters, flyers, silkscreens and stickers to high altitude pursuits, citations and police beatings, it’s all documented in a museum quality layout and binding. Through the lens of esteemed writers and critics such as Carlo McCormick, Steven Heller, Henry Rollins, Rob Walker, Roger Gastman and more, readers learn about Shepard Fairey, the roots of the omnipresent OBEY street art campaign, his design practice and prolific gallery exhibitions. Also featured are artworks in diverse mediums ranging from album covers (including the recently released Led Zeppelin compilation Mothership), to skateboards and T-shirts.

The evidence is in, and it’s clear that Shepard Fairey is not one to rest on his laurels; the work must go on. For both long time fans wanting the complete collection and those just curious to know what all this OBEY business is about, Obey: Supply and Demand is the answer.

Includes an 18" x 24" color poster by Shepard Fairey
446 pages, Hardcover, 9 1/2'' x 12 1/4'' (240 x 310 mm)
780 color illustrations, English
ISBN: 978-1-58423-349-7  $ 59.95
• SHEPARD FAIREY • NEWS AND EVENTS •
Television
PBS Charlie Rose Show: A conversation with artist Shepard Fairey
CBS Evening News 11/5/2008: Portrait of the Artist: Shepard Fairey Interview
CBS Evening News 8/26/2008: Barack Obama Is a Work of Art
Colbert Nation 12/08/2010: Exclusive - Steve Martin Extended Segment
Colbert Nation 01/15/2009: Shepard Fairey’s "Hope" poster belongs to everyone
G4TV podcasts: ICONS: Shepard Fairey
QBN Sessions: QBN Sessions Presents Shepard Fairey
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Video: Malerei: Barack Obama in Rot, Weiss und Blau
Radio
Newspapers & Magazines
The New York Times: Shepard Fairey: Closer to Mainstream, Still a Bit Rebellious
Smithsonian Magazine: Shepard Fairey: The Artist Behind the Obama Portrait
The Boston Globe: Shepard The Giant
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung: Propaganda ohne Auftrag
About the Artist:
Shepard Fairey
Shepard Fairey
Shepard Fairey is the man behind OBEY GIANT, the graphics that have changed the way people see art and the urban landscape. What started with an absurd sticker he created in 1989 while a student at the Rhode Island School of Design has since evolved into a worldwide street art cam­paign, as well as an ac­claimed body of fine art. In 2003, Fairey foun­ded Stu­dio Num­ber One, a cre­at­ive design firm ded­ic­ated to ap­ply­ing his eth­os at the in­ter­sec­tion of art and en­ter­prise.

Fairey’s art reached a new height of prominence in 2008, when his "HOPE" portrait of Barack Obama became the icon­ic im­age of the pres­id­en­tial cam­paign and helped in­spire an un­pre­ced­en­ted polit­ic­al move­ment. The ori­gin­al im­age now hangs in the Smith­so­ni­an In-sti­tu­tion’s Na­tion­al Por­trait Gal­lery in Wash­ing­ton, D.C.

In 2009, the Institute of Con­tem­por­ary Art/Boston honored Fairey with a full-scale solo ret­ro­spective, also titled Supply and Demand. The show will tour the country through 2010. His work has also been exhibited in such museums and collections as The New Museum of Design, New York; the San Diego Museum of Con­tem­por­ary Art, San Diego, CA; the Balt­ic Cen­ter for Con-tem­por­ary Art, New Castle, UK; the Mu­seum of Mod­ern Art, New York; the Vic­tor­ia & Al­bert Mu­seum, Lon­don; and the Los Angeles County Mu­seum of Art.

Also by Shepard Fairey:

MAYDAY: The Art of Shepard Fairey
MAYDAY: Art of Shepard Fairey
The final exhibition before the closing of New York’s seminal Deitch Projects, MAYDAY is a call for heightened aware­ness and a cel­eb­ra­tion of the rebirth embodied in re­volu­tion­ary movements. With energy and urgency, Fairey cap­tures the subject's radical spirit. more...

E Pluribus Venom: The Art of Shepard Fairey
E Pluribus Venom:
The Art of Shepard Fairey
E Pluribus Venom is comprised of artworks designed to question the symbols and methods of the American machine and American dream and also celebrate those who oppose blind nationalism and war. more...
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GINGKO PRESS | POP CULTURE / STREET ART BOOK | ISBN-13: 9781584233497 | ISBN-10: 1-58423-349-4 / 1584233494