Shepard Fairey (American, 1970 - )
"To create this iconic portrait, Fairey searched the internet for a photo of Obama that he felt had the right gesture; from there, he re-illustrated and reduced that image to a graphic, three-color image. The red, white, and blue of the American flag merge together as if to suggest the union of the red and blue states."
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA, (text by Emma Fernandez); Obey - Shepard Fairey - Supply and Demand, Boston, MA: ICA, 2009
Graphic Design and Illustration
SIlkscreen on paper