Shepard Fairey is an artist.
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Shepard Fairey was born in Charleston, SC in 1970. He received his B.F.A. at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in Providence. In 1989, while attending RISD he created iconic the “Andre the Giant has a Posse” image that ignited and evolved into the present day OBEY GIANT campaign. Fairey’s imagery has changed the way people view art as well as the urban landscape, and his paintings have develop into an acclaimed body of art, which most notably includes the 2008 “Hope” portrait of Barack Obama. Fairey has exhibited in galleries and museums all around the world, with an accompanying collection of outdoor public murals. His works are in the permanent collections of the MOMA, Victoria and Albert Museum, Boston ICA, Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery and many others.