SHEPARD FAIREY 'Obey Magnifying Glass' (red) Letterpress
SHEPARD FAIREY 'Obey Magnifying Glass' (red) Letterpress
SHEPARD FAIREY 'Obey Magnifying Glass' (red) Letterpress
SHEPARD FAIREY 'Obey Magnifying Glass' (red) Letterpress
SHEPARD FAIREY 'Obey Magnifying Glass' (red) Letterpress
SHEPARD FAIREY 'Obey Magnifying Glass' (red) Letterpress
SHEPARD FAIREY 'Obey Magnifying Glass' (red) Letterpress

SHEPARD FAIREY 'Obey Magnifying Glass' (red) Letterpress

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'Obey Magnifying Glass' by Shepard Fairey, 2021
Red variant.
13 x 10 Inches
Letterpress print on 300gsm cotton rag fine art paper with deckled edges.
Limited Edition of 350 (#130/350)
Signed, numbered, dated and embossed by the artist.

ABOUT THE ART

"I've been a big fan of Roy Lichtenstein's Pop Art since late high school, and I especially like some of his pieces that conceptually, and often humorously, examine mechanical reproduction. A signature element of Lichtenstein's art is conspicuous halftone dots. Halftone dots are a very commonly used way of creating a sense of grey tones when printing only with black ink by varying the density of the dots. Warhol used halftones in his screen prints, but in a less stylized and exaggerated way than Lichtenstein's approach, placing them front and center as a stylistic signature of his art.

When I'd been making my Andre stickers for five years back in 1994, I decided to do a series of Pop Art tributes to celebrate the five-year anniversary. One of them was an homage to Lichtenstein's "Magnifying Glass." I only did the original version as a limited run of 60 t-shirts which explains the "Oil silkscreen on cotton. Private collection" museum label style text below the image. I recently decided that a new iteration with a different composition and using the icon face would be nice as a letterpress. Check out the last images in the carousel to see some of the history of the image."

- Shepard