For the first time in his career, Shepard Fairey, one of the world’s most renowned and influential contemporary artists, is auctioning off a coveted portrait sitting.

This unbelievable art experience is up for bidding at Charitybuzz, the leading destination for online charity auctions, as part of The Art of Elysium's Pieces of Heaven Art Auction in partnership with Christie’s. Art of Elysium encourages working actors, artists and musicians to voluntarily dedicate their time and talent to children who are battling serious medical conditions.

The auction will run from February 24 – March 4. Complete details on the Shepard Fairey experience can be found here.

Fairey received worldwide recognition during the 2008 presidential election with his ‘HOPE’ ‘CHANGE’ ‘PROGRESS’ posters for the Obama campaign. His work was personally recognized by Barack Obama as a contributing factor of the campaign’s success. Most recently, Fairey captured Stephen Colbert in his signature style for Colbert’s Vancouver Defeat the World Olympics campaign.

Fairey is recognized as emerging from the skateboarding scene and became most notably known for his “Andre the Giant Has a Posse” sticker campaign and “OBEY” street art movement in the ’90s. Since 1989, Shepard has consistently produced a wide range of artwork from screenprints, mix media stencil collage, to 15 foot mural installations. His work is included in the collections at The Smithsonian, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

The portrait sitting with Shepard Fairey will take place during the months of July-August, 2010.

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