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Shepard Fairey

USA

Obey has had successful exhibitions since 2000.
He designed the album cover for will. i.am's second solo album Must B 21
On January 19, 2009, Fairey created a Google Doodle for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Andre the Giant Has a Posse is one of the first and most important "viral" Street Art campaigns, showing the ability and force of this new illegal means of expression. His work became world-famous during the U.S. presidential campaign in 2008, with the creation of the poster HOPE of Barack Obama that became an icon of the campaign. His work is included in the collections at The Smithsonian, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City

Shepard Fairey alias Obey was born in 1970 in Charleston, US.
In the late 1980s, Obey and a group of friends from the Rhode Island School of Design create a series of stickers and posters with the figure of wrestler Andre the Giant and stick thousands of them on the walls of American cities.
Fairey is known for his "bold iconic style that is based on styling and idealizing images.
The Institute of contemporary art in Boston considered Obey as one of the best and most influential street artists of our time.

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