'Andy Lives: Andy Kaufman' by Shepard Fairey, 1999
Rare original tribute poster to the comedy legend; released to coincide with the Jim Carrey film "Man on the Moon".
36 x 24 Inches (poster)
44.3 x 32.2 x 1 Inches (framed)
Rare early offset lithograph on satin poster paper.
Open Edition (released unsigned and un-numbered).
Hand-signed and dated by the artist in black Sharpie.
*Note: custom framed in acid-free suede matting, UV-plexiglass and black hardwood molding.
*Note: poster shows minor wear/wrinkles from previous mis-handling and sun-fading across the top from previous improper framing. Reflected in discounted price.
In September, a small army of fans set out in the darkened streets of 14 American cities to paste up Day-Glo-colored posters of Andy Kaufman, the offbeat comic whose life story had been made into a big Hollywood movie that opened last week, "Man on the Moon."
The pop-art drawings by young street artist Shepard Fairey--an image of Kaufman and another of his alter ego, lounge lizard Tony Clifton--were nothing like the posters issued later by the movie's distributor, Universal. They bore a tiny Internet address in the bottom right-hand corner--www.Andylives.org--which rages with a debate about Kaufman's death from cancer in 1984 and the film, starring Jim Carrey.