Friday, July 9, 2010

My New Vintage Art Discovery: Shephard Fairey Street Art



My love for vintage designs has undergone a metamorphosis of sorts. Shabby chic was my first love, one that I shall never forget. However, the past months have enhanced my “artistic” palate through an exposure to guerilla street art. If there was a hero in the streets who uses art for public propaganda, that would be none other than Shepard Fairey.

Featured in the photo above are two of my favorite Shephard Fairey art prints. The one on the left is entitled “These Parties Disgust Me” while the one on the right is interestingly labeled as “War by Numbers.”  However, it was Shephard Fairey’s Barack Obama “HOPE” poster design, which you see below, that catapulted him to artist fame.


It may be of interest to avid vintage collectors that genuine and OUT-OF-PRINT Shepard Fairey prints are still available for purchase from ShepardFaireyPrints.com. The online store highlights a treasure trove of amazing Shepard Fairey prints from the years 2001 through 2010. Be forewarned though. The price tags on each rare print may be more than you can handle in a lifetime! :)

5 comments:

  1. I love vintage designs! Will visit this site. Hope I can afford one. :)

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  2. I love everything vintage!

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  3. Shepard Fairey blends high art with realism. Tricky, but he weaves them beautifully. Would be a dream come true to have one of his works hang on my ballet studio wall.

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  4. Just came from their site and I find the play with colors and political imageries rather interesting :)

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