Shepard Fairey

Shepard Fairey

Actor

BIO

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Frank Shepard Fairey (born February 15, 1970) is an American contemporary artist, graphic designer, and illustrator who emerged from the skateboarding scene. He first became known for his "André the Giant Has a Posse" (…OBEY…) sticker campaign, in which he appropriated images from the comedic supermarket tabloid Weekly World News. His work became more widely known in the 2008 U.S. presidential election, specifically his Barack Obama "Hope" poster. The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston calls him one of today's best known and most influential street artists. His work is included in the collections at 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, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

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Birthday

Feb. 15, 1970

Place of birth

Charleston, South Carolina

Known for

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Post New Bills: The Story of Green Patriot Posters

A short documentary illustrating how art can influence public perception towards environmental is... Read more

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Art as a Weapon

Street art, creativity and revolution collide in this beautifully shot film about art’s ability t... Read more

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Bones Brigade: An Autobiography

When six teenage boys came together as a skateboarding team in the 1980s, they reinvented not onl... Read more

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A Beautiful Fucking Experience

'A Beautiful Fucking Experience,' is a feature length documentary that celebrates music, in parti... Read more

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Beautiful Losers

This documentary follows the lives and careers of a collective group of Do-it-yourself artists an... Read more

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Vigilante Vigilante: The Battle for Expression

A new breed of crime-fighter now stalks the urban landscape: the anti-graffiti vigilante. These d... Read more

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Brand: A Second Coming

BRAND - A SECOND COMING follows comedian Russell Brand's spiritual journey from addict and Hollyw... Read more

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Exit Through the Gift Shop

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