May Day

Shepard Fairey

May Day, Prints by Shepard Fairey
Savvy Price $600.00
Gallery Price $750.00
Title
May Day
Artist
Shepard Fairey
Medium
Photographic offset lithography
Edition
259/ 600 Sold out edition
Image size
16 3/4" height X 23" width
Paper size
18" height X 24" width
Signed
"Shepard Fairey" at viewer's lower right margin/ image in graphite
Date of creation
2010
Condition
Excellent, never framed
Provenance
MR
About The May Day

Dark circular shapes at each corner are lether covered framer's weights to compensate for paper's slight curl, as the artworks by Fairey on SavvyCollector have not been previously framed.

Shepard commented below about his motivation for May Day.

"May Day is a tribute to those who stood on the outside of society’s margins but pushed their way inside. The courage of their convictions galvanized events that altered our political and cultural geography."

Fairey was interviewed about May Day on YouTube  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7yeWtyZ8G4

About Shepard Fairey

"Frank Shepard Fairey (born 1970) is an American contemporary street artist, graphic designer, activist, illustrator and founder of OBEY Clothing.  He emerged from the skateboarding scene.

Fairey first became known for his "Andre the Giant Has a Posse" (...OBEY...) sticker campaign while attending Rhode Island School of Design.  He became widely know during the 2008 U.S. presidential election for his Barack Obama "Hope" poster.  The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston has described him as one of the best know and most influential street artists.

His work is included in the collections of The Smithsonian, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego, the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

Fair is known for his "bold iconic style based on styling and idealizing images" appropriate from Wikipedia

Other Works By Shepard Fairey:
  • George Harrison, Prints by Shepard Fairey
  • Moon over Biloxi, Prints by Shepard Fairey
Cultures

USA

Medium

Prints

Subject

Contemporary

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