The "OBEY Icon" HPM (Hand-Painted Multiple) is a collaboration produced with my good friend and former co-worker Ernesto Yerena. I have worked with and collaborated with Ernesto for many years and it has been amazing to see him develop and flourish as an artist and activist. The Obey Icon Face evolved at the end of 1995 out of my desire to move further away from the association with Andre the Giant and toward a more streamlined and universal "Big Brother" (as in George Orwell's 1984) image. I was heavily influenced by the art of Russian Constructivism and Barbara Kruger when creating the Icon Face. Since its creation the Icon Face has remained a foundational and versatile part of my street art, fine art, and clothing graphics, but this is the first fine art edition of the Obey Icon Face I have made. The pieces are all different stencil paintings with the icon face and OBEY text screen printed over the unique backgrounds. Check them out! A portion of proceeds will go to support the valuable work of Brave New Films.
Obey Icon HPM. 19 x 28 inches. Hand painted multiple on thick Coventry Rag paper. Signed by Shepard Fairey. Numbered edition of 100. Comes with a Digital Certificate of Authenticity provided by Verisart. $650. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Brave New Films. Hecho Con Ganas publishing chop in lower left corner.