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Shepard Fairey #OBEY

Massimo Sgroi

This eponymous book immerses the reader in the intricately simplified popular images constitutive of the #OBEY exhibition.

Shepard Fairey #OBEY is the catalog of the exhibition with the same name, the first hosted by an Italian museum, by one of the most famous American street artists, Shepard Fairey aka OBEY THE GIANT.

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  • ISBN: 978-88-98565-10-8
  • Dimensions: 28 x 24 x 2 cm
  • Author: Massimo Sgroi
  • Format: Softcover
  • Pages: 120
  • Date of publication: 2014
  • Language: ITALIAN / ENGLISH

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About the book

In arguably the greatest contribution from the world of art to the world of politics, Shephard Fairey and his iconic designs catapulted Obama into the public consciousness in 2008. But public interest in his arresting images did not end there.
In the first week of December 2014, over 3,000 visitors came to see 60 of Fairey’s most iconic works  on display in Shephard Fairey #OBEY at PAN – Palazzo delleArti in Naples. Now, this eponymous book immerses the reader in the intricately simplified popular images constitutive of the #OBEY exhibition.
The book documents the stylistic evolution of the architect of collective imagination in this...
In arguably the greatest contribution from the world of art to the world of politics, Shephard Fairey and his iconic designs catapulted Obama into the public consciousness in 2008. But public interest in his arresting images did not end there.
In the first week of December 2014, over 3,000 visitors came to see 60 of Fairey’s most iconic works  on display in Shephard Fairey #OBEY at PAN – Palazzo delleArti in Naples. Now, this eponymous book immerses the reader in the intricately simplified popular images constitutive of the #OBEY exhibition.
The book documents the stylistic evolution of the architect of collective imagination in this comprehensive collection of his most distinctive iconography. Among the works is an exclusive large-scale canvas of “Obama Manifest Hope,” several iterations of Fairey’s signature design of Andre the Giant, and many other renowned pieces from private collections including the Drago collection.
All of these fascinating works are accompanied by  insightful commentary from the curator of the exhibition, Massimo Sgroi along with  introductions by Luigi de Magistris, Gaetano Daniele, Mrs. Barrose and Luca Giglio.  

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Specifications

  • ISBN: 978-88-98565-10-8
  • Dimensions: 28 x 24 x 2 cm
  • Author: Massimo Sgroi
  • Format: Softcover
  • Pages: 120
  • Date of publication: 2014
  • Language: ITALIAN / ENGLISH

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