Artist Shepard Fairey – famed for creating the OBEY brand and the Barack Obama “Hope” portrait – has listed his Los Angeles home with Sotheby’s International Realty for US$1.84 million.
The Mediterranean-style home dates back to the 1920s. Today it includes four bedrooms, a two-car garage that Fairey used as a studio, a terraced yard and an outdoor kitchen. Photos show Fairey’s artwork hanging throughout the house, though there’s no word on whether the pieces will be included in the sale.
Property records show the accomplished graphic designer, artist, activist and occasional DJ paid US$1.365 million for the property in October of 2005. That was several years before his “Hope” campaign poster became an icon and Fairey was catapulted into superstardom outside of the street art world. We can only assume he’s selling this home after purchasing a well-earned upgrade.