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Object Timeline

  • We acquired this object.

2017

  • Work on this object began.

2019

2020

Poster, We the People Are Greater Than Fear, from the series We the People, 2017

This is a Poster. It was production directed by Shepard Fairey and photographed by Ridwan Adhami.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco as part of Contemporary Muslim Fashions.

It is dated 2017. Its medium is screenprint on paper.


In January 2017, the social advocacy group Amplifier commissioned street artist Shepard Fairey to design a series of posters—We the People—in protest of president-elect Donald Trump. In his characteristic style, Fairey combined the first words of the United States Constitution with portraits of Native Americans, African Americans, Muslims, and Latinas. “We thought [they were the] groups that had been . . . criticized by Trump and maybe were going to be . . . feeling that their needs would be neglected in a Trump administration,” Fairey says.

It is credited Private collection.

Its dimensions are

Frame H x W: 73.3 × 58.1 cm (28 7/8 × 22 7/8 in.)

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