Shepard Fairey’s Dazzling LA Mansion Is up for Sale for $1.8 Million

It's a 'Fairey tale' property.

Shepard Fairey's Los Angeles home is for sale. Photo courtesy of Sotheby's International Realty.

Do you have a spare $1.8 million or so? Artist and activist Shepard Fairey has put his Los Angeles house on the market, and it’s really quite nice.

The listing on Sotheby’s International Realty highlights: “Thick archways, hand applied plaster, high-beamed ceilings in the living room make it the focal point of the home, where music & visual art is alive.”

The four-bedroom, 2,500 square feet property in Loz Feliz, listed at $1,835,000, boasts four bathrooms, a bright and spacious living room with large curved windows, and not one but two garages.

Potential buyers can also bring art and music to life in a “hidden creative space” in an indiscernible part of the building—do they mean the double garage?—which shares a patio with the rest of the property.

The highly tasteful property, although lacking the tags and gig posters some might expect, is extensively decorated with Fairey’s own work, both in the silver dining space and the bedroom.

Sold “as is,” the home comes complete with some lovely furniture, prints by Fairey himself and remnants of sketches of the wall of the studio he used while living in the property.

Shepard Fairey.

Shepard Fairey.

Fairey is most famous for his Obama Hope (2008) print, which came to represent the president’s inaugural campaign. Fairey started out as a street artist and throughout his career has walked the line between the street art and contemporary art worlds.

“In a world of clones, this home delivers magical Los Feliz authenticity and tales, Fairey tales,” proclaims the Sotheby’s Realty’s listing.

Given Fairey’s status as counter-culture figure and philanthropist, we are not sure how he may feel about this rather schmaltzy description of his former home.

Potential buyers will also be intrigued to know that there is also 8,000 square feet of outside space, planted with camellia bushes.

Those concerned about where the Fairey family will abode in the future can rest easy: they have bought a $2.54 million property down the street.

It has been a year of ups and downs for Fairey, who not only created his largest ever mural in downtown Detroit last year but, after going public about tagging in the city while he was there, he is now facing trial.


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