Title

OBAMA HOPE

Artist

Shepard Fairey (American, 1970 - )

Date

2008 (creation)

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Artist ID

500004862

Vocabulary

ULAN

Description

"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."

Description Source

Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA, (text by Emma Fernandez); Obey - Shepard Fairey - Supply and Demand, Boston, MA: ICA, 2009

Culture

American

Classification

Graphic Design and Illustration

Work Type

montages; photomontages

Work Technique

silkscreen

Material

SIlkscreen on paper

File Type

tif

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