Shepard x Kobe x Upperdeck

November 20, 2008

UPDATED – 11/20



It does not matter who your favorite team is, if you appreciate style, grace, and power in basketball, then you appreciate Kobe Bryant. I was asked by Upper Deck to do a portrait of Kobe at his request. I knew Kobe from working on the logo for his KB24 website. Kobe is a basketball icon and was a pleasure to be able to create a piece of iconic art of and for him. These prints are tradition fine art lithographs, with beautiful pigment density, they are not offset lithography.

Two editions of this fine art lithograph have been produced, “MVP” and “KOBE”.  Each are limited editions with a portion of the editions signed by both Kobe and Shepard, all have been signed by Shepard.  You can check out and buy the prints here at the Upper Deck Store.

Kobe Bryant ‘MVP’ and ‘KOBE’ Lithograph

Kobe Bryant fans, here is your opportunity to own specially commissioned artwork featuring the Los Angeles Lakers star guard, created exclusively for Upper Deck by Shepard Fairey, one of today’s most prominent and influential artists. Noted for creative street art campaigns and iconic pieces of work – his Barack Obama posters were in extremely high demand during the junior senator’s run for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination – Shepard Fairey continues to make bold statements through his art. While a nearly 60-foot high version of this inspiring portrait of Kobe currently looks out on L.A. from the east and west side walls of the Henry Fonda Theater in Hollywood, you can pay respect to the reigning MVP with this 20” wide x 30” high framed ‘MVP’ and ‘Kobe’ editions signed by Shepard. Incorporating a rich mixture of Lakers team colors, the visually stunning lithograph is produced on French archival paper. Shepard’s signature is guaranteed authentic through Upper Deck Authenticated’s patented five-step process. Like other Shepard Fairey art productions, this rare, iconic litho isn’t expected to last long. Order now!

Buy your print at the Upper Deck Store!