'Burn Baby Burn Letterpress' by Shepard Fairey
Dimensions: 10 x 13 Inches
Medium: Letterpress print on cream, deckled edge 300gsm fine art paper.
Provenance: Signed, numbered and dated by the artist. Comes with Gallery COA.
Edition: Limited Edition of 450 (#165/450)
ABOUT THE ART
"Burn Baby Burn, inspired by the aesthetics of “live fast – die young” rock ’n’ roll, is a critique of some harmful habits we are addicted to. Not just the harmful effects of burning fossil fuels, but also the dangerous psychology of denial and nihilism that underpins the apathy toward the planet’s future (and ours)! Whether it is the defiant greed of the fossil fuel corporations or the indifference of a public comfortable with status quo habits around fossil fuels, further delay in transitioning to renewable energy sources will be catastrophic for the planet and all of its species. I know that none of us like the idea of disrupting a comfortable habit. Still, the relative ease of a gradual transition off of fossil fuels is vastly superior to the stresses, and disastrous consequences, of waiting until many of the impacts are past their tipping point. If we keep waiting to act until tomorrow, the phrase “like there’s no tomorrow” might drop the “like” and become more literal. This print is on cotton rag sustainable paper, by the way. A portion of the proceeds from this print will benefit Greenpeace to assist their efforts to protect the environment and ween America off fossil fuels. Thanks for caring."
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Frank Shepard Fairey (born February 15, 1970) is an American contemporary graphic designer, and illustrator who emerged from the skateboarding scene. He first became known for his "Andre the Giant Has a Posse" (…OBEY…) sticker campaign, in which he appropriated images from the comedic supermarket tabloid Weekly World News. His work became more widely known in the 2008 U.S. presidential election, specifically his Barack Obama "Hope" poster.
The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston calls him one of today's best known and most influential street artists. 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, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.