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Creating a Stage: The Collection of Marsha and Robin Williams

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New York

[Lance Armstrong] — Shepard Fairey
RIDE FOR THE ROSES JERSEY (2002), SIGNED, AND SHEPARD FAIREY SCREENPRINT POSTER (2008), SIGNED
Lot includes: Nike Ride for the Roses cycling jersey (no size). Multicolored polyester, signed by Lance Armstrong in black marker across the chest, framed. 

Screenprint on newsprint (24 x 18 in.; 61 x 45.7 cm). Printed in red, blue, and yellow, signed by Shepard Fairey in the lower margin in pencil, framed. 
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Catalogue Note

Ride for the Roses is a long-standing LIVESTRONG fundraisers. The idea for the event was initially conveived by Armstrong, his agent Bill Stapleton, and his best friends, John Korioth and Bart Knaggs.  Armstrong had hosted an annual "Race for the Roses" (a Valentine's Day race for his cycling buddies that followed a gruelling 100-mile loop from Armstrong's house out to Dripping Springs. Korioth suggested that they put on a ride over the same course to raise money for cancer research.

Shepard Fairey is a renowned street artist, graphic designer, activist, and founder of OBEY Clothing. He rose to prominence during the 2008 U.S. presidential election, when he created his Barack Obama "Hope" poster. He has been described by the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston as one of the most influential street artists, and his work os included in the collections of The Smithsonian, MoMA, and the National Portrait Gallery, just to name a few.

Creating a Stage: The Collection of Marsha and Robin Williams

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New York