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A Champion of Justice Ruth Bader Shepard Fairey Print Signed & Numbered Politics
By Shepard Fairey
Located in Atlanta, GA
Original Photo by Ruven Afanador. "Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a hero of mine because she was a low-key radical. She encountered gender discrimination in her personal life which she over...
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2010s Pop Art Portrait Prints

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Screen

Shepard Fairey Obey Love Lotus Screen Print Signed & Numbered Contemporary Art
By Shepard Fairey
Located in Atlanta, GA
"I created this art for Race to Erase MS, and it is meant to give hope that soon there will be a cure for multiple sclerosis. The Lotus is a symbol of harmony, unity, and triumph ove...
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2010s Pop Art More Prints

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Screen

A Champion of Justice Ruth Bader Shepard Fairey Print Signed & Numbered Politics
By Shepard Fairey
Located in Atlanta, GA
Original Photo by Ruven Afanador. "Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a hero of mine because she was a low-key radical. She encountered gender discrimination in her personal life which she over...
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2010s Pop Art Portrait Prints

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Screen

Shepard Fairey Print Flower Power Red Screenprint Signed & Numbered Obey Giant
By Shepard Fairey
Located in Atlanta, GA
Run: 375 Technique: Screen Print Paper: Thick Cream Speckletone Size: 18 X 24 Markings: Signed & Numbered "A symbolic urge for a concerted effort to transition off of fossil fuels a...
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2010s Street Art Landscape Prints

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Gold

Obey Peace Fingers Print by Shepard Fairey Signed & Numbered End The Violence
By Shepard Fairey
Located in Atlanta, GA
"I made this custom art for Blake Mycoskie and TOMS' End Gun Violence Together campaign which benefits organizations that I believe in like Everytown for Gun Safety, March For Our Li...
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2010s Street Art More Prints

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Screen

Flower Power Print By Shepard Fairey Singed & Numbered Gold Metallic Inks Obey
By Shepard Fairey
Located in Atlanta, GA
These Flower Power prints are a symbolic urge for a concerted effort to transition off of fossil fuels and to sustainable energy sources. Life, as we know it on Earth, will depend on...
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2010s Street Art Figurative Prints

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Gold

The High Cost Of Free Speech Shepard Fairey Print Signed & Numbered Politics
By Shepard Fairey
Located in Atlanta, GA
Punk rock ignited a lot of creative and philosophical things for me, and punk principles continuously remind me that speaking truth to power and questioning authority is paramount in...
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2010s Street Art Still-life Prints

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Screen

Obey Giant AR-15 Lily Signed & Numbered Shepard Fairey Print Vietnam War Peace
By Shepard Fairey
Located in Atlanta, GA
These images are inspired by Vietnam War protesters who would put flowers in the gun barrels of the National Guard who were brought in to suppress their protests for peace. I’m a pac...
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2010s Street Art Still-life Prints

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Screen

Shepard Fairey TWENTY-ONE Print Obey Giant Studio Number One Echo Park Urban Art
By Shepard Fairey
Located in Atlanta, GA
DIMENSIONS 24 × 18 in 61 × 45.7 cm EDITIONS Edition of 250 He gets to know the universe of graphic design very early, at age 14, when he draws images to be printed on t-shirts and ...
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2010s Contemporary More Prints

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Screen

Shepard Fairey OBEY AK-47 LOTUS & AR-15 LILY Signed & Numbered Vietnam War Print
By Shepard Fairey
Located in Atlanta, GA
"Inspired by Vietnam War protesters who would put flowers in the gun barrels of the National Guard who were brought in to suppress their protests for peace." -Shepard Fairey Edition...
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2010s Contemporary Still-life Prints

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Cotton, Screen

Shepard Fairey OBEY AK-47 LOTUS & AR-15 LILY Signed & Numbered Vietnam War Print
By Shepard Fairey
Located in Atlanta, GA
These images are inspired by Vietnam War protesters who would put flowers in the gun barrels of the National Guard who were brought in to suppress their protests for peace. I'm a pac...
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2010s Pop Art Still-life Prints

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Screen

OBEY AK-47 LOTUS Shepard Fairey SIGNED & Numbered Obey Giant Vietnam War Peace
By Shepard Fairey
Located in Atlanta, GA
These images are inspired by Vietnam War protesters who would put flowers in the gun barrels of the National Guard who were brought in to suppress their protests for peace. I’m a pac...
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2010s Street Art Portrait Prints

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Screen

Shepard Fairey Signed Numbered Screenprint 156/450 Fragile Peace, Obey Giant
By Shepard Fairey
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is an unframed, Fragile peace signed screenprint by Shepard Fairey, numbered 156/450. In excellent condition. The dimensions are 18" W x 24" H. Expanding on...
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2010s Prints

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Paper

Mayday Flag - Original Handsigned and Numbered Screen Print
By Shepard Fairey
Located in Paris, FR
Shepard FAIREY Mayday Flag Original screen print (serigraphy) Handsigned in pencil On cream paper 19 x 25.5 cm (c. 7.5 x 10 inch) Excellent condition ABOUT : "We found a stash of...
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2010s American Modern Portrait Prints

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Screen

Fragile Peace - Original Screen Print Handsigned and Numbered
By Shepard Fairey
Located in Paris, FR
Shepard FAIREY Fragile Peace Original screen print (serigraphy) Handsigned in pencil Numbered /450 copies On heavy cream paper 61 x 45,5 cm (c. 24 x 18 inch) Excellent condition
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2010s American Modern Figurative Prints

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Screen

Titanic : Consume - Original Handsigned and Numbered Screen Print
By Shepard Fairey
Located in Paris, FR
Shepard FAIREY (Obey) Titanic : Consume (Unsikable Consumption), 2015 Original screen print (serigraphy) Handsigned in pencil Numbered /450 copies On cream paper 61 x 45,5 cm (c. 24...
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2010s American Modern Figurative Prints

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Screen

Basketball : Michael Jordan - Original Handsigned and Numbered Screen Print
By Shepard Fairey
Located in Paris, FR
Shepard FAIREY Michael Jordan Original screen print (serigraphy) Handsigned in pencil Numbered /523 copies On cream paper 61 x 45,5 cm (c. 24 x 18 inch) Excellent condition ABOUT...
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Early 2000s American Modern Portrait Prints

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Screen

Misfits, For Decades in Horror Business - Handsigned and Numbered Print
By Shepard Fairey
Located in Paris, FR
Shepard FAIREY The Misfits, For Decades in Horror Business (2017) Offset print Handsigned in pencil Numbered / 450 On paper 61 x 46 cm (c. 24 x 18 inch) Excellent condition
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2010s American Modern Figurative Prints

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Offset

AR-15 Lily Flower Signed and Numbered Print Obey
By Shepard Fairey
Located in Atlanta, GA
Edition of 100 Screen print on paper with hand-deckled edges Signed and numbered by the artist Cream Speckletone paper 41 x 30 inches 2021
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2010s Prints and Multiples

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Archival Paper, Screen

Bob Marley 40th Confrontation Signed & Numbered Letterpress OBEY Shepard Fairey
By Shepard Fairey
Located in Atlanta, GA
This letterpress set in collaboration with photographer Dennis Morris commemorates the 40th anniversary of Bob Marley’s passing. The series represents the amazing breadth of Marley’s...
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2010s Pop Art More Art

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Screen

Oil Lotus Woman - Original Screenprint Handsigned Numbered
By Shepard Fairey
Located in Paris, FR
Shepard Fairey Oil Lotus Woman Original screenprint (serigraph) Handsigned in pencil Numbered / 450 copies Size 60 x 45 cm (24 x 18 inch) Very good condition
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2010s Portrait Prints

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Screen

Ideal Power Vienna - Original Heliogravure Handsigned Numbered
By Shepard Fairey
Located in Paris, FR
Shepard Fairey Ideal Power Vienna Original heliogravure on aluminium and 6 colors screenprint (serigraphy) Handsigned in pencil Numbered / 500 copies Size 43 x 54 cm (17 x 21.5 inc...
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2010s Landscape Prints

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Etching, Screen

The Skater - Original Screenprint Handsigned Numbered /115
By Shepard Fairey
Located in Paris, FR
Shepard Fairey The Skater, 2020 Original screenprint Handsigned in pencil by Shepard Fairey & Hugh Holland Numbered /115 copies Size 19 x 14.5 inch, on letterpress vellum Very good ...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Prints

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Screen

Bob Marley 40th 1 Soul Rebel Signed & Numbered Letterpress OBEY Shepard Fairey
By Shepard Fairey
Located in Atlanta, GA
This letterpress set in collaboration with photographer Dennis Morris commemorates the 40th anniversary of Bob Marley's passing. The series represents the amazing breadth of Marley's...
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2010s Contemporary More Art

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Screen

Ecology : Flint Eye Alert Globe - Screenprint Handsigned and numbered
By Shepard Fairey
Located in Paris, FR
Shepard Fairey (Obey Giant) Flint Eye Alert Globe Screenprint Handsigned in pencil by the artist Dated 2017 Numbered /450 Size 61 x 46 cm (c. 24 x 18 in) Excellent condition
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2010s American Modern Figurative Prints

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Screen

We The Future - Young Lady - Original Serigraph Handsigned Numbered
By Shepard Fairey
Located in Paris, FR
Shepard Fairey Young Lady (Winter Breeanne) We the future Original serigraph, 2018 Signed in pencil by the artist Numbered /450 copies On wove paper, size 24 x 18 inch Very good con...
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2010s Portrait Prints

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Screen

Black Lives Matter - Tall original screenprint signed & numbered /89
By Shepard Fairey
Located in Paris, FR
Shepard FAIREY (Obey Giant) Black Lives Matter Original sceen print Handsigned in pencil Authenticated with blind stamp on the artist Numbered / 89 On vellum 41 x 30 inch (c. 104 x ...
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2010s American Modern Figurative Prints

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Screen

Harmony : The Lotus Flower - Tall original screenprint signed & numbered /89
By Shepard Fairey
Located in Paris, FR
Shepard FAIREY (Obey Giant) Harmony : The Lotus Flower Original sceen print Handsigned in pencil Authenticated with blind stamp on the artist Numbered / 89 On vellum 41 x 30 inch (c...
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2010s American Modern Figurative Prints

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Screen

We The Future, Young Woman (Capitol) - Original Serigraph Handsigned Numbered
By Shepard Fairey
Located in Paris, FR
Shepard Fairey Young Woman (Amanda NGUYEN) We the future Original serigraph, 2018 Signed in pencil by the artist Numbered /450 copies On wove paper, size 24 x 18 inch Very good cond...
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2010s Portrait Prints

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Screen

Ecology : Protect the Planet (Earth Crisis) - Tall screenprint signed & numbered
By Shepard Fairey
Located in Paris, FR
Shepard FAIREY (Obey Giant) Flowering Eiffel Tower (A Delicate Balance) Original sceen print Handsigned in pencil Authenticated with blind stamp on the artist A rare AP (Artist proo...
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2010s American Modern Figurative Prints

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Screen

Tom Petty "An American Treasure" Diptych Matching Numbered Set Contemporary Art
By Shepard Fairey
Located in Atlanta, GA
YEAR 2018 CLASSIFICATION: Limited edition MEDIUM TYPE: Print MEDIUM/MATERIALS: Silkscreen Print with Silver Metallic Inks CATEGORIES: Contemporary Academic Realism / Pop and Contemp...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Prints

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Silver

American Dreamer - Tall original Lithograph signed & numbered (Mourlot / Idem)
By Shepard Fairey
Located in Paris, FR
Shepard FAIREY (Obey Giant) American Dreamer Original lithograph (Mourlot / Idem workshop) Handsigned in pencil, see our last pricture : Shepard Fairey signing the lithographs in Id...
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2010s American Modern Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

American Dreamer - Tall original Lithograph signed & numbered (Mourlot / Idem)
By Shepard Fairey
Located in Paris, FR
Shepard FAIREY (Obey Giant) American Dreamer Original lithograph (Mourlot / Idem workshop) Handsigned in pencil, see our last pricture : Shepard Fairey signing the lithographs in Id...
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2010s American Modern Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

We The Future Rewrite the Law Signed and Numbered Screenprint Large Format
By Shepard Fairey
Located in Atlanta, GA
Each print is signed and numbered by Shepard Fairey Frank Shepard Fairey (born February 15, 1970) is an American contemporary street artist, graphic designer, activist, illustrator ...
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2010s Prints and Multiples

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Screen

Shepard Fairey DUALITY OF HUMANITY 5 Screen print Hand signed and numbered
By Shepard Fairey
Located in Boynton Beach, FL
Frank Shepard Fairey (Obey) DUALITY OF HUMANITY 5 Year - 2009 Type- Silkscreen hand signed/numbered Edition of 450 Excellent Condition Paper size: 18 x 24 inches Images size:...
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21st Century and Contemporary Prints and Multiples

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Screen

Shepard Fairey Old school pasters Screen print Hand Signed and numbered
By Shepard Fairey
Located in Boynton Beach, FL
Artist: Shepard Fairey Title: old school pasters Type: Screen Print on paper Edition: 140 Size: 18" x 24" Date: 2000 Condition : Excellent Condition Hand signed and numbered by t...
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Early 2000s Prints and Multiples

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Screen

Shepard Fairey DUALITY OF HUMANITY 4 Screen Print Hand Signed and Numbered
By Shepard Fairey
Located in Boynton Beach, FL
Artist- Shepard Fairey Title- DUALITY OF HUMANITY 4 Medium- Screen print Hand signed/numbered Edition- Edition of 450 Condition- Excellent
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21st Century and Contemporary Prints and Multiples

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Screen

Shepard Fairey Wrong Path Large Format Screen print Hand Signed and Numbered
By Shepard Fairey
Located in Boynton Beach, FL
Frank Shepard Fairey (Obey) WRONG PATH LARGE FORMAT 2018 silkscreen Edition of 75 Hand signed/numbered Paper size: 33.1/2 x 47.1/2 inches Images size: 33.1/2 x 47.1/2 inches
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21st Century and Contemporary Prints and Multiples

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Screen

Frank Shepard Fairey Prophets of Rage Screen Print Hand Signed and Numbered
By Shepard Fairey
Located in Boynton Beach, FL
Frank Shepard Fairey (Obey) Prophets of Rage Serigraph/Screen Print on: Speckeltone Paper Hand signed and numbered Edition of 600 Paper size: 18 x 24 Inch Images size: 18 x 24 I...
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21st Century and Contemporary Prints and Multiples

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Screen

Shepard Fairey, TWO AMERICAS, 2016 Silkscreen, signed and numbered
By Shepard Fairey
Located in Pompano Beach, FL
Frank Shepard Fairey (Obey) TWO AMERICAS, 2016 Serigraph, signed and numbered Edition of 100 Paper size: 30 x 40 inches Images size: 30 x 40 inches. Shepard Fairey American Artist: ...
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2010s Street Art Prints and Multiples

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Screen

Shepard Fairey OSAKA HIGHWAY 2000 Screen print Hand signed and numbered ed.200
By Shepard Fairey
Located in Boynton Beach, FL
Shepard Fairey, OSAKA HIGHWAY 2000 Screen print Hand signed/numbered ed.200 Frank Shepard Fairey (Obey) OSAKA HIGHWAY Type- Silkscreen Edition- Edition of 200 Signed- hand s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Prints and Multiples

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Screen

Shepard Fairey THIS IS YOUR CHURCH Screen print Hand signed and numbered ed.350
By Shepard Fairey
Located in Boynton Beach, FL
Shepard Fairey THIS IS YOUR CHURCH Screen print Hand signed and numbered ed.350 Frank Shepard Fairey (Obey) THIS IS YOUR CHURCH 2007 Edition signed and numbered of 350 Image Siz...
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21st Century and Contemporary Prints and Multiples

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Screen

Frank Shepard Fairey, Paul McCartney, serigraph hand signed & numbered Ed. 600
By Shepard Fairey
Located in Boynton Beach, FL
Frank Shepard Fairey, Paul McCartney, serigraph hand signed & numbered Ed. 600 Frank Shepard Fairey (Obey) Paul McCartney (blue) Serigraph hand signed, dated edition of 600 Paper...
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21st Century and Contemporary Prints and Multiples

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Screen

Frank Shepard Fairey Obey 20 YEAR RETRO SERIES Serigraph pencil signed &Numbered
By Shepard Fairey
Located in Boynton Beach, FL
Frank Shepard Fairey (Obey) 20 YEAR RETRO SERIES SET Type- Serigraph Screen Print Signed and numbered, xx/75 (matching numbers) Paper size: 29 x 41 inches (each print) Images size:...
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21st Century and Contemporary Prints and Multiples

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Laser

Shepard Fairey Supply and Demand 20th Anniversary signed and numbered Serigraphs
By Shepard Fairey
Located in New York, NY
Shepard Fairey Supply and Demand 20th Anniversary box set of 4 serigraphs from 2009 Limited edition prints edition: #50 of 400 Serigraph screenprint 9 x 12 in. (22.86 x 30.48 cm....
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Early 2000s American Prints

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Paint

Shepard Fairey Obey Love Lotus Screen Print Signed & Numbered Contemporary Art
By Shepard Fairey
Located in Atlanta, GA
"I created this art for Race to Erase MS, and it is meant to give hope that soon there will be a cure for multiple sclerosis. The Lotus is a symbol of harmony, unity, and triumph ove...
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2010s Pop Art More Prints

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Screen

A Champion of Justice Ruth Bader Shepard Fairey Print Signed & Numbered Politics
By Shepard Fairey
Located in Atlanta, GA
Original Photo by Ruven Afanador. "Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a hero of mine because she was a low-key radical. She encountered gender discrimination in her personal life which she over...
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2010s Pop Art Portrait Prints

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Screen

Shepard Fairey Print Signed & Numbered NØISE/SSI Resurrectionem Ex-Mortuis Remix
By Shepard Fairey
Located in Atlanta, GA
Silkscreen On Creme Fine Art Speckletone Paper 18 × 18 in 45.7 × 45.7 cm Edition of 400
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2010s Pop Art Abstract Prints

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Gold

Shepard Fairey Shadowplay Print Signed and Numbered Icon Face Obey Giant Street
By Shepard Fairey
Located in Atlanta, GA
"The Shadowplay print is inspired by punk, post-punk, and new wave music graphics that combined original art and found imagery in subversive and enigmatic ways. I love that a lot of ...
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2010s Street Art Portrait Prints

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Screen

Embrace Justice Shepard Fairey Print Black Lives Matter Signed Numbered Pop Art
By Shepard Fairey
Located in Atlanta, GA
Signed by both Shepard Fairey and Arlene Mejorado. A portion of the proceeds benefited Black Lives Matter and the Immigrant Bail Fund. Photograph by Arlene Mejorado "I had a great ...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Prints

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Gold Leaf

Mayday Flag - Original Handsigned and Numbered Screen Print
By Shepard Fairey
Located in Paris, FR
Shepard FAIREY Mayday Flag Original screen print (serigraphy) Handsigned in pencil On cream paper 19 x 25.5 cm (c. 7.5 x 10 inch) Excellent condition ABOUT : "We found a stash of...
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2010s American Modern Portrait Prints

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Screen

Basketball : Michael Jordan - Original Handsigned and Numbered Screen Print
By Shepard Fairey
Located in Paris, FR
Shepard FAIREY Michael Jordan Original screen print (serigraphy) Handsigned in pencil Numbered /523 copies On cream paper 61 x 45,5 cm (c. 24 x 18 inch) Excellent condition ABOUT...
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Early 2000s American Modern Portrait Prints

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Screen

Basketball : Michael Jordan - Original Handsigned and Numbered Screen Print
By Shepard Fairey
Located in Paris, FR
Shepard FAIREY Michael Jordan Original screen print (serigraphy) Handsigned in pencil Numbered /523 copies On cream paper 61 x 45,5 cm (c. 24 x 18 inch) Excellent condition ABOUT...
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Early 2000s American Modern Portrait Prints

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Screen

We The Future - Young Woman - Original Serigraph Handsigned Numbered
By Shepard Fairey
Located in Paris, FR
Shepard Fairey Young Woman (Amanda NGUYEN) We the future Original serigraph, 2018 Signed in pencil by the artist Numbered /450 copies On wove paper, size 24 x 18 inch Very good cond...
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2010s Portrait Prints

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Screen

We The Future - Young Man - Original Serigraph Handsigned Numbered
By Shepard Fairey
Located in Paris, FR
Shepard Fairey Young Man (Xiutezcatl Martinez) We the future Original serigraph, 2018 Signed in pencil by the artist Numbered /450 copies On wove paper, size 24 x 18 inch Very good ...
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2010s Portrait Prints

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Screen

We The Future - Young Lady - Original Serigraph Handsigned Numbered
By Shepard Fairey
Located in Paris, FR
Shepard Fairey Young Lady (Winter Breeanne) We the future Original serigraph, 2018 Signed in pencil by the artist Numbered /450 copies On wove paper, size 24 x 18 inch Very good con...
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2010s Portrait Prints

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Screen

Flowering Eiffel Tower (A Delicate Balance) - Tall screenprint signed & numbered
By Shepard Fairey
Located in Paris, FR
Shepard FAIREY (Obey Giant) Flowering Eiffel Tower (A Delicate Balance) Original sceen print Handsigned in pencil Authenticated with blind stamp on the artist A rare AP (Artist proo...
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2010s American Modern Figurative Prints

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Screen

We The Future - Young Man - Original Serigraph Handsigned Numbered
By Shepard Fairey
Located in Paris, FR
Shepard Fairey Young Man (Xiutezcatl Martinez) We the future Original serigraph, 2018 Signed in pencil by the artist Numbered /450 copies On wove paper, size 24 x 18 inch Very good ...
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2010s Portrait Prints

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Screen

We The Future, Young Woman (Capitol) - Original Serigraph Handsigned Numbered
By Shepard Fairey
Located in Paris, FR
Shepard Fairey Young Woman (Amanda NGUYEN) We the future Original serigraph, 2018 Signed in pencil by the artist Numbered /450 copies On wove paper, size 24 x 18 inch Very good cond...
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2010s Portrait Prints

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Screen

SHEPARD FAIREY TWENTY-ONE SIGNED AND NUMBERED 2017
By Shepard Fairey
Located in Pleasanton, CA
This Screenprint in colors on speckled white paper by Shepard Fairey is from a limited edition of only 250. This work includes custom conservation framing with museum quality back...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art More Prints

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Offset

Shepard Fairey Numbered Print For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate shepard fairey numbered print for your needs in our varied inventory. Find Street Art versions now, or shop for Street Art creations for a more modern example of these cherished works. Adding a shepard fairey numbered print to a room that is mostly decorated in warm neutral tones can yield a welcome change — find a piece on 1stDibs that incorporates elements of beige, gray, blue, brown and more. Artworks like these — often created in screen print, gold and metal — can elevate any room of your home.

How Much is a Shepard Fairey Numbered Print?

The average selling price for a shepard fairey numbered print we offer is $1,478, while they’re typically $616 on the low end and $3,999 for the highest priced.

Shepard Fairey Biography and Important Works

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 prints, 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.

Find a collection of Shepard Fairey original art on 1stDibs.

Finding the Right Prints and Multiples for You

Decorating with fine-art prints — whether they’re figurative prints, abstract prints or another variety — has always been a practical way of bringing a space to life as well as bringing works by an artist you love into your home.

Pursued in the 1960s and ’70s, largely by Pop artists drawn to its associations with mass production, advertising, packaging and seriality, as well as those challenging the primacy of the Abstract Expressionist brushstroke, printmaking was embraced in the 1980s by painters and conceptual artists ranging from David Salle and Elizabeth Murray to Adrian Piper and Sherrie Levine.

Printmaking is the transfer of an image from one surface to another. An artist takes a material like stone, metal, wood or wax, carves, incises, draws or otherwise marks it with an image, inks or paints it and then transfers the image to a piece of paper or other material.

Fine-art prints are frequently confused with their more commercial counterparts. After all, our closest connection to the printed image is through mass-produced newspapers, magazines and books, and many people don’t realize that even though prints are editions, they start with an original image created by an artist with the intent of reproducing it in a small batch. Fine-art prints are created in strictly limited editions — 20 or 30 or maybe 50 — and are always based on an image created specifically to be made into an edition.

Many people think of revered Dutch artist Rembrandt as a painter but may not know that he was a printmaker as well. His prints have been preserved in time along with the work of other celebrated printmakers such as Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí and Andy Warhol. These fine-art prints are still highly sought after by collectors.

“It’s another tool in the artist’s toolbox, just like painting or sculpture or anything else that an artist uses in the service of mark making or expressing him- or herself,” says International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA) vice president Betsy Senior, of New York’s Betsy Senior Fine Art, Inc.

Because artist’s editions tend to be more affordable and available than his or her unique works, they’re more accessible and can be a great opportunity to bring a variety of colors, textures and shapes into a space.

For tight corners, select small fine-art prints as opposed to the oversized bold piece you’ll hang as a focal point in the dining area. But be careful not to choose something that is too big for your space. And feel free to lean into it if need be — not every work needs picture-hanging hooks. Leaning a larger fine-art print against the wall behind a bookcase can add a stylish installation-type dynamic to your living room. (Read more about how to arrange wall art here.)

Find the fine-art prints you’re looking for on 1stDibs today.