Shepard Fairey X Obama – Art Auction

How much is a little piece of HOPE worth to you?
After a much publicized & documented career spent evaluating the notions of public space and propaganda, & using popular culture icons in a seemingly subversive way, Shepard Fairey ended up creating an powerful & inspiring political image, the now-ubiquitous, “HOPE” poster featuring Barack Obama.
Now, as [...]

How much is a little piece of HOPE worth to you?

After a much publicized & documented career spent evaluating the notions of public space and propaganda, & using popular culture icons in a seemingly subversive way, Shepard Fairey ended up creating an powerful & inspiring political image, the now-ubiquitous, “HOPE” poster featuring Barack Obama.

Now, as part of the Art for Life charity art auction (benefiting Rush Philanthropy), Shepard is parting with one of three painted versions of the poster – valued at $30k.

You can click the link to follow the two-part auction. Part one is a required online bid – which must  be completed by 7/16/2008. Part two is a phone auction between successful bidders.

https://auction01.charitybuzz.com/secure/viewItemDetail.do?auction_item_id=79609&lotsindex=10&show=10&order=default

I guess I learned two things today.

1. When Russell Simmons asks you to kick down a painting, you do just that.

2. If Gerald Ford had a better Art Department, he might have won re-election.

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