'Obey/WK: Delancy' by Shepard Fairey, 2007
Rare, Limited Edition print collab. with French street artist WK Interact (from the editions released on the Obey website in '07 signed by Fairey only. See below...).
18 x 24 Inches
45.7 x 61 Centimeters
26.5 x 32.7 x 1.6 Inches (framed)
Screen print on white, 100lb cover stock fine art paper.
Limited Edition of 250 (#100/250)
Hand-signed, numbered and dated by Shepard Fairey, 2007.
Hand-signed for Signari Gallery by WK Interact April, 2020.
*Note: Damaged in return shipping from WK. Some cracks/creases throughout, effectively camouflaged in framing. Nonetheless, discounted accordingly.
*Note: Professionally matted and framed in archival materials and black hardwood molding.
ABOUT THE ART
"These prints were made for the Agnes B::OBEY::WK INTERACT Collaborative Exhibition that took place in Tokyo and Paris of this year (2007). We happen to get our hands on a few of the prints after they were only available at the exhibitions and now they are available to all of you!
This first batch is only signed by Shepard but for those that want the infamous WK signature its coming soon! Stay tuned" (item offered above IS also signed by the infamous WK).
- Shepard Fairey
ARTIST BIO (Shepard Fairey)
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.
ARTIST BIO (WK Interact)
WK (aka WK Interact) was born in 1969, in Caen, France. He has lived and worked in New York since the early 1990s. WK is interested in the human body in motion, a fascination reflected in his paintings of figures frozen in a flight of movement. The artist’s unique process involves a technique of twisting an original drawing or photograph while it’s being photocopied, resulting in the monochromatic palette and streamlined moment-in-time appearance of his finished work.
WK site-determines his placements by finding an appropriate location first, then his imagery is chosen specifically with a concern for encounters in an urban environment or “interactions” (as the artist indicates in his pseudonym). In the late 1990s his images began appearing on building facades in downtown Manhattan, complementing the constant stir of bodies and the perpetual motion of contemporary urban life in the fast-paced city.