Shepard Fairey, Big Brother

Shepard Fairey, Big Brother
Artist: Shepard Fairey 
Title: Big Brother
Medium: Screenprint
Edition: 100
Size: 18"x24"
Year: 1999
Markings: Signed & Numbered
This print appears to have been inspired by Ron Mueck's 1997 work "Mask." From Supply and Demand, pg. 248: This image is an illustration I drew of a guy with somewhat of a creepy face, which I called “Giant Brother” as a reference to George Orwell’s 1984, where the government has everyone under surveillance and their slogan is “Big Brother is watching you.” I illustrated half the face and then mirrored it, and I discovered that since no face is perfectly symmetrical, the symmetry introduces an inhuman, sinister aspect to a picture that might not be as disturbing otherwise. I thought the guy looked creepy to begin with, but it turned out even scarier than I had predicted.
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08/17/09 $99.00 eBay
03/02/09 $1,056.00 eBay
06/02/08 $152.00 eBay
01/20/08 $154.00 eBay

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