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Date of Publication: 2008
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Description: Qto., 144 pages, illustrated. Bound in printed hardcovers, with a green cloth spine. Looks as new, a Fine copy.
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E Pluribus Venom The Art of Shepard Fairey: Shepard Fairey Recent Work Hardcover – 30 Aug 2008

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  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Gingko Press (30 Aug. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1584232951
  • ISBN-13: 978-1584232957
  • Product Dimensions: 23.7 x 2 x 31.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 843,866 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'Fairey, a former skate rat from South Carolina, has become one of the most recognisable artists in America, bridging the gap between populist street works and blue-chip fine art with his agitprop murals and screen-print provocations.' --GQ Magazine - Men of the Year 2008<br /><br />The red and blue stencilled portrait of President Elect Obama by street artist Shepard Fairey, which became the central image of the election campaign, has been acquired by the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC for its collection. It is the first portrait of the new president to enter the national collection. --The Art Newspaper, 7th Jan 2009

What the panel said: This poster demostrates the power of communicating ideas and aspirations from grass-root level. Just as the presidential candidate's campaign speeches recaptured the lost art of oratory, so this poster breathed new life into a form that had lost its purpose. Fairey's poster came not from a marketing campaign, but as a self initiated fund raising campaign. --The artist Shepard Fairey has won the Brit Insurance Design Award 2009 for his iconic Obama campaign poster

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Stunning illistrations and works from one of Fairey's recent exhibitions. An absolute must for any fan of his work. Depics his work in the gallery and documentary based imagery of the preparation prior to the opening of the show. Highly recommended.
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Amazing book. Essential addition to every collector's library.
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HASH(0x9fd34dc8) out of 5 stars Exhibition catalog 7 Oct. 2008
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This is the typical OBEY stuff: nice design and very good edition, nice paper etc, just like the other red book from Obey.
Is focused on a show he did some time ago and contains mainly pics from that canvases, some street art he did for promo and pics from the opening.
So, if you like the Obey stuff, you'll like this one. But if this is your first book from Obey, you can get almost for the same price "Obey: Supply & Demand : The Art of Shepard Fairey" with older designs but with much more content, history etc.
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9fd3c864) out of 5 stars the best dollar i have read! 21 Oct. 2008
By Albert schweitzer - Published on
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This is an amazing book with some of Shepard's most greatest art! The stories are also very entertaining and inspiring. Beware for strong cravings to climb up billboards and to spread art on every white wall in your city! all around it is a superb book to have. It is definitely a book all people should have to open their eyes to what authentic art is with no pretense.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9fd3c7c8) out of 5 stars Obey Book Rocks 27 Dec. 2008
By David and Colleena - Published on
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This book is filled awesome art work and stories. I have this book on my coffee table and always get complements on it.....
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HASH(0x9fd4981c) out of 5 stars Nicely Done 22 Feb. 2013
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Great packaging. Nice collection of art. Obey! Nice to flip through and see all the various pieces Shepard Fairey and his shop has put out of the years.
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By JohnnyT - Published on
Format: Hardcover
I bought two copies: one to keep and one to cut up. There are so many rad pictures from Shep in this book that I knew I was going to want to make little framed pictures of them. I even thought of cutting out pictures and framing them for Christmas presents.

But enough about that -- how about the book itself? I really like the political nature of this second book. It is inspiring. I saw a show of his in LA in 2007 that had many of these art works. Since then, I have been waiting for this book to come out in print. What strikes me about Shep's art is the seemless blend on progressive politics and popular culture. It isn't too preachy (well, sometimes it is a little) and it isn't tame. The art also has the ability to penetrate deep seated hegemony -- maybe even capable of holding a mirror up to those who don't know how ugly their politics make them. We can hope.

I think Shep's art is rad in the both the hip and radical senses of that word.
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