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Shepard Fairey

Close Knit, 2009

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Lot 24
Screenprint in colors
36.0 x 28.0 in (91.4 x 71.1 cm)
Edition of 40
Signed and numbered on recto


This work ships from the United States


Created in collaboration with Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation to promote their efforts to educate underprivileged youth in the arts and develop young artists, ‘Close Knit’ features two girls knitting in one of the Foundation’s classes. Shepard Fairey’s focus on knitting is meant to emphasize that art in school extends beyond drawing with crayons, and that all children should have opportunities to express their creativity.

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About Shepard Fairey

Shepard Fairey (American, b. 1970) is a contemporary artist, graphic designer, and illustrator who emerged from the skateboarding scene of Southern California. His work became more widely known during the 2008 US presidential election season thanks to his hugely popular “HOPE” poster, produced in support of Barack Obama. Fairey’s work is included in the permanent collections of numerous institutions worldwide, including the Smithsonian, Washington, DC, the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, and the Museum of Modern Art, New York, among others, with recent solo exhibitions at Positive-Propaganda Artspace, Munich, and Jacob Lewis Gallery, New York.