Shepard Fairey, also known by the pseudonym OBEY, is an American street artist, screen printer, muralist and illustrator born on February 15, 1970 in Charleston, South Carolina.
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Always on the edge of illegality, Shepard Fairey is a "borderline" artist. His work is known worldwide thanks to the poster supporting Barack Obama's presidential campaign that he created in 2008 "Hope".
Obey is one of the most renowned contemporary artists, his art still conveys powerful messages centered on the concepts of peace, justice, equal human rights and protection of the planet.