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OBEY – Shepard Fairy — Los Angeles, USA

Obey Giant is an enigma that demands explanation.

Artist Shepard Fairey’s career started accidentally in 1989 while attending Rhode Island’s School of Design. For fun, he created a black-and-white sticker of wrestler Andre The Giant with the words “Andre The Giant has a posse”, and began plastering the city of Providence with them. People in the community took notice of the mysterious stickers and argued about their meaning. His ongoing “Giant” project has now clocked up 14 years of unrelentingly manic growth and remains as much of an utter provocation as ever.

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