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SHEPARD FAIREY

Frank Shepard Fairey (born on February 15, 1970) is an American contemporary artist, activist, and founder of OBEY Clothing, who emerged from the skateboarding scene.

In 1989, while attending the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), he designed the "Andre the Giant Has a Posse" sticker campaign (...OBEY...).

Fairey designed the "Hope" poster for Barack Obama's 2008 United States presidential campaign. The Institute of Contemporary Art Boston has described him as one of the most well-known and influential street artists.

His work is part of the collections of institutions such as the Smithsonian, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art 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.

His style has been described as a "bold, iconic style based on the stylization and idealization of images."

In France, he created the current poster of the official Marianne.

Artiste - Shepard Fairey
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