Shepard Fairey is an icon in the street art scene. As a young adult, he became very interested in art. He soon began to use his drawings in T-shirts and skateboards. While in school, Fairey held a part-time job in a skateboarding shop. Soon after, he hit the skateboard community with homemade stickers. It was then that he realized his desire and interest in the street art culture and graffiti movement. Another strong influence was his love for punk music.
Fairey’s work has been used in screen-prints, stencils, stickers, wheat paste, collages, sculptures, paintings, and murals. He has constantly shifted between the realms of fine art, commercial art, street art, and political art. His most famous art includes images of Andre the Giant, the Obey trademark, Barack Obama "Hope", and many more.
He graduated from Idyllwild Arts Academy in Palm Springs, California. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island in 1992. His work has been seen in galleries and museums around the world.
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