Shepard Fairey - A Product Of Your Society - Obey
“If you are pissing people off, you know you are doing something right” - John Lydon - (Sex Pistols/P.I.L)
- Edition of 500
- Signed and numbered by both Shepard Fairey and Dennis Morris
- Produced in collaboration with Dennis Morris, creative director of Public Image Limited
- 59.5cm x 44.5cm (Sheet)
- Framing Available
"I recently made a new illustration and print of John Lydon in collaboration with photographer and designer Dennis Morris, with whom I’ve collaborated on several projects including fine art screen prints and paintings of Sid Vicious and Bob Marley. Dennis was the creative director of PIL (Public Image Limited), the band John Lydon, AKA Johnny Rotten, formed after the Sex Pistols broke up. Over the course of their first two albums, First Issue, and Metal Box, which are also my favorite albums of PIL’s catalog, Dennis worked on photography, packaging concepts, and created the iconic PIL pill logo, which I made stencils of in high school." - Shepard Fairey
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Shepard Fairey is an American graphic artist and social activist. Part of the Street Art movement, with Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat as his predecessors, Fairey communicates his brand of social and political critique via murals and public spaces. "I've never really considered myself just a street artist," he has said. "I consider myself a populist."
His iconic Hope (2008) portrait for then-presidential candidate Barack Obama is perhaps his most well-known work, in addition to his Obey (1992) campaign, which started while Fairey was enrolled at the Rhode Island School of Design.
Born Frank Shepard Fairey on February 15, 1970 in Charleston, SC, the artist borrows from graphic styles of the 20th century, blurring the boundary between high and commercial art through type and image. His work is included in the collections of the Smithsonian, Washington D.C., the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.