An activist and contemporary graphic artist, Shepard Fairey is most known for the 2008 Hope campaign of Barack Obama's bid for the Presidency. He was born in Charleston, South Carolina, and first garnered attention with his Obey series in the 1990s, while studying at the Rhode Island School of Design. Featuring the face of the wrestler, Andre the Giant, and the word Obey, it was an international phenomenon. Using image and print, much of the time to convey social and political statements, artist Shepard Fairey obscures the lines between fine and commercial art.
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