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Shepard Fairey New Print Available

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Shepard Fairey will be releasing a new print next week and I think it looks pretty cool.
It’s a 2 color Letterpress on 100% cotton Lettre paper, 110lb, deckled edges.
Measures 10 inches x 13 inches and its frame ready. Signed and numbered by the artist in an edition of 400. Ships flat.  $65

Release date: May 21, 2013 at a random time between 10am and 12 noon here. Limit 1 per person/household.

I originally made the Star Icon in January 1996 as I was transitioning into a period of my work inspired by Russian Constuctivist Propaganda posters. I had made a simplified illustration of the Giant face I called the Icon and i decided I wanted to make a star iteration. I cut a star shaped window out and played with cropping until I was happy. The print below was the first print I made using the star image. I only made an edition of 90 of them and probably only sold a small percentage of the 90. The rest went up on the street or were damaged. The Obey Star has been a crucial element in my work ever since so I decided to make a letterpress variation on the 1996 O.G. Obey Star. I’m very happy with how it turned out.

-Shepard

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