Obey ‘Close Knit’ Original

Obey 'Close Knit' Original Size: 44 x 60 Inches $ Up For Auction $

Obey 'Close Knit' Original Size: 44 x 60 Inches $ Up For Auction $

Here is a beautiful original called ‘Close Knit’ up for charity auction HERE!

Shepard Fairey
Close Knit, 2009
Spray Painted Stencil & Mixed Media Collage on Canvas
44 x 60 Inches In Size

“I chose to illustrate this image of two girls knitting (in a Rush Arts Education program) because I think it really captures the idea that learning art in schools is about more than crayon drawings — it’s about creativity, something that transcends all class and race boundaries. I think the joy of making something is universal, and it’s an opportunity that every kid should have.” Shepard Fairey

Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation is proud to present the Tenth Anniversary ART FOR LIFE East Hampton, an annual benefit event celebrating the creative energy of New York City youth. This benefit is one of Rush Philanthropic’s most important annual fund raising efforts, attended annually by a sold-out audience of more than 750 leaders in the entertainment, arts, business, and philanthropic communities. Shepard is being presented as this year’s Featured Artist for the event.  Last year Shepard donated an original Obama ‘HOPE’ piece that was a great success in fund raising for the Foundation.  This Shepard is again donating piece of artwork of a brand new image. Shepard Fairey is the man behind OBEY GIANT, the graphics that have changed the way people see art and the urban landscape. What started with an absurd sticker he created in 1989 while a student at the Rhode Island School of Design has since evolved into a worldwide street art campaign, as well as an acclaimed body of fine art. In 2003, Shepard founded Studio Number One, a creative design firm dedicated to applying his ethos at the intersection of art and enterprise. Shepard’s art reached a new height of prominence in 2008, when his ‘Hope’ portrait of Barack Obama became the iconic image of the presidential campaign and helped inspire an unprecedented political movement.

AUCTION ENDS: July 28th, 2009 3PM EST

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~ by postersandprints on July 9, 2009.

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