Dimensions: 18 x 24 Inches
Medium: Screenprint on thick cream Speckletone Paper. Blue variant.
Provenance: Hand-signed, numbered and dated by the artist. Comes with gallery certificate of authenticity.
Edition: Limited Edition of 300 (#154/300)
ABOUT THE ART
"The Earth’s ecosystem is beautifully complex but fragile. Over half of the Earth’s biodiversity has disappeared in the last 50 years alone. So, to celebrate the Year of the Tiger, I have teamed up with WWF Singapore to celebrate these animals. Many beautiful creatures are gone forever, and each loss erodes the foundation of our ecosystem. The tiger is one of the most graceful and powerful animals in the world. They have no formidable foes in nature other than humans. Human poaching and destruction of their natural habitat has driven tiger numbers to decline by an alarming 97% and they are on the verge of extinction in parts of Southeast Asia. I hope this illustration can be a reminder for us to value and protect these magnificent animals as well as keep in mind the importance of biological diversity to a healthy planet."
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.