Offered here is a fine condition original, limited edition silkscreen print signed and dated by Shepard Fairey. It is from a 4-part set titled “Comandante” that he created in 2002 depicting Rafael Sebastián Guillén Vicente aka Marcos who is a Mexican insurgent, former military leader, and spokesman of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation. 18 x 24 print in a 24 x 30 inch frame. #70 / 100, rare first printing.
“Expanding on the legacies of artists such as Keith Haring and Andy Warhol, Shepard Fairey’s practice disrupts the distinction between fine and commercial art. A major artist of the street art movement, Fairey rose to prominence in the early 1990s through the dispersion of posters, stickers, and murals, related to his Obey Giant campaign, which yielded an international cultural phenomenon. Fairey’s iconic poster of President Barack Obama was adopted as the official emblem associated with the presidential campaign and encapsulates a number of recurring concerns in the artist’s work, including propaganda, portraiture, and political power. (Artsy.net)