Shepard Fairey Obey prints to feature in July 12 auction at Wright



2015-06-26 13:47:35

Shepard Fairey Obey prints to feature in July 12 auction at Wright

Shepard Fairey's Obey prints carry an estimate of $4,000 ahead of the Chicago sale

A single lot of four Obey prints by graffiti artist Shepard Fairey have been valued at $3,000-4,000 in the run-up to Wright's Mass Modern auction in Chicago on July 12.

Sheppard Fairey Obey Shepard Fairey is among the world's best known graffiti artists

The works date to 2009 and are taken from the artist's long running Obey series, which evolved from a series of stickers the artist produced in 1989.

Theyfeature an image of French wrestler and actor Andre the Giant and textreading "Andre the Giant Has a Posse".

While the campaign began as an in-joke, it swiftly spread around the world - making Fairey one of the world's biggest graffiti artists and spawning a successful clothing line in the process.

Fairey would go on to create the iconic "Hope" poster for Barrack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign.

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