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Shepard Fairey

Eye Alert (Cream & Red) (Set of Two), 2010

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Lot 19
Screenprint in colors on cream Speckletone paper
24.0 x 18.0 in (61.0 x 45.7 cm)
Edition of 350
Signed, dated, and numbered on recto


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Using street art to engage with politics in a playful yet persuasive manner, Shepard Fairey’s ‘Eye Alert’ series represents his response to the state of healthcare reform in the United States. The set of two, meant to be displayed together, features a divided female face imbedded with dollar symbols, skulls, and the word “obey.” The dystopian text and composition reflects Fairey’s disappointment in the system as corporate values are placed above human lives.

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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.