Shepard Fairey (OBEY) - 'Psychedelic Andrê' (Set)

Description
Shepard Fairey (OBEY) - 'Psychedelic Andrê' (Set)
Archival Pigment Print - Hand signed, Also signed by John Van Hamersveld - 419 - 2020

'Psychedelic Andre' by Shepard Fairey, 2020
Collab. with artist John van Hamersveld.
7.5 x 7.5 Inches each.
Archival pigment prints (x4) on perforated blotter paper.
Limited Edition of 419 (#187/419)
Individually hand-numbered and each is hand-signed by both artists.
Each comes with individual, artists-signed COA.

NOTES:

All of my prints have been stored flat in archival binders in a smoke-free environment since original purchase. All are in Very Good-Excellent original condition unless otherwise noted.

All of my toys/figures/sculptures have been stored in their original box or inside locked displays since original purchase.

All items we ship will be carefully packaged in appropriate materials for safe shipping. All shipments will be valued based on replacement value, not final selling price (except where appropriate). **All import duties (where applicable) are the responsibility of the winning bidder.**. We do not benefit nor do we have any control (beyond value) of the import/duties process. PLEASE BE AWARE that an international shipment from the US will have additional import duties that are maintained by the recipient country's government, not by us. All orders ship within 72 hours via FedEx/FedEx International (expect some delays due to COVID-19 restrictions worldwide). Tracking numbers will be posted immediately upon shipment.

ABOUT THE ART

"I first made this image in 1967, and then the poster came out in 1968. One day I sat down and started this drawing out of my style. I had been an art director at Capitol Records, and I hadn't been drawing very much. It was a whole new state I was in. But it was an opportunity to test my drawing and put it into a poster, and have it published. It all came out great. It was a fantastic show. There were ads everywhere and people loved the poster. It just started to become a piece of history right away, much like The Endless Summer poster."
- John Van Hamersveld

"I became a fan of Hendrix after I exited my punk rock orthodoxy phase. I ended up gravitating towards John's image because it had that nod to psychedelia, without going so overboard in the baroque detail, that it remained iconic. This Hendrix image itself — along with a few other influences, like Barbara Kruger and Russian Constructivism — was a huge influence in how I was going to make work that had the ability to cut through the clutter of what's on the street and still have a recognizable style. When I was just making variations of the Andre on the different backgrounds, I was looking at a lot of psychedelic work, but John's piece really inspired me to make something that was a deviation from just playing it safe with the original Andre image. So John's Pinnacle Hendrix was sort of a gateway to the evolution of my entire Andre The Giant project. I can't really understate the importance of this image for me."
- Shepard Fairey

We caught up with John Van Hamersveld and Shepard Fairey for an hour long conversation to talk about the origins of this image, the lineage of Van Hamersveld's iconic Hendrix imagery and how it would go on to help form Shepard Fairey's now infamous style.

Lot details
Artist
Shepard Fairey (OBEY)
Title of artwork
'Psychedelic Andrê' (Set)
Technique
Archival Pigment Print
Signature
Also signed by John Van Hamersveld, Hand signed
Year
2020
Period
2010-present
Edition
419
Condition
Good
Image size
19.1×19.1 cm
Sold with frame
No
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