Shepard Fairey, one of today’s most influential street artists, is joining Russell Simmons, Danny Simmons and more than a dozen other acclaimed artists, to raise funds for RUSH Philanthropic through the 4th Annual Art for Life Online Auction at leading online charity auction site charitybuzz.com.
Fairey has donated a beautiful hand-painted multiple of Madala Ornament I. The piece is a 38” x 51” silkscreen and mixed media collage on paper. Fairey’s work is up for auction at charitybuzz.com through Wednesday, August 10th. The work is valued at $12,000 with bidding up to $11,453 as of August 5th
This year’s Art for Life Online Auction features Works on Paper from some of the art world’s most celebrated names: Donald Baechler, Sanford Biggers, Ross Bleckner, John Chamberlain, Chuck Close, Eric Fischl, April Gornik, Jenny Holzer, Brice Marden, Victor Matthews, Julie Mehretu, Toyin Odutola, Yoko Ono, David Salle, Danny Simmons, Peter Soriano, Peter Tunney, Kara Walker, Carrie Mae Weems, and Terry Winters. The auction also features exclusive auction lots from celebrities including Justin Timberlake, Gwyneth Paltrow, Tracy Morgan, and Anna Wintour. Bidding is open on all auction items through August 10th at www.charitybuzz.com/ArtforLife
Shepard Fairey emerged from skateboarding scene and became most notably known for his “Andre the Giant Has a Posse” sticker campaign and “OBEY” street art movement in the ‘90s. Since 1989, Fairey has consistently produced a wide range of artwork from screenprints, mix media stencil collage, to 15 foot mural installations. Fairey reached worldwide recognition after creating the iconic Obama Hope, Change, Progress posters used during the 2008 presidential election. His work is included in the collections at The Smithsonian, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
ART FOR LIFE is Rush Philanthropic’s primary annual fundraising effort that helps support thousands of underserved New York children. Proceeds from the annual gala and auction benefit the Foundation’s signature arts education and gallery programs, which directly serve 2,300 students each year.
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Image: Shepard Fairey, Madala Ornament I. 38” x 51” silkscreen and mixed media collage on paper