One of three original works created for the now-iconic poster that Shepard Fairey created in support of Obama is a mixed media stencil collage on a 4 x 6 foot cotton rag paper. Fairey donated this piece to Russell Simmonsâ€™s Art for Life Auction, with proceeds going toward a different good cause, the Rush Philanthropic Art Foundation. The foundation is dedicated to creating programs for children in arts education, sponsorship and mentorship.
The live bidding for the original work is open to the top bidders from the Internet auction and takes place 19 July 2008 during the benefit held at an exclusive event in East Hampton, NY and from the looks of it will the piece will auction for well upwards of $60,000.
The posters and the original are good propaganda for a good cause, all in the name of hope.