'Shoplifters Welcome' by Shepard Fairey, 2014
18 x 24 Inches
45.7 x 61 Centimeters
Screen print on cream, Speckletone fine art paper.
Limited Edition of 450 (#239/450)
Signed and numbered by the artist.
ABOUT THE ART
A collaboration between Shepard Fairey and Jamie Reid; initially, a limited quantity of this print was available for in-person purchase at the opening of Reid's Ragged Kingdom exhibit, at Subliminal Projects, on 03/16/2012. The rest of the edition was sold via the Obey Giant online store on 03/20/2012.
Frank Shepard Fairey (born February 15, 1970) is an American contemporary graphic designer, and illustrator who emerged from the skateboarding scene. He first became known for his "Andre 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.