'Obey Radical Peace (Red)' Screen Print by Shepard Fairey
Dimensions: 61 x 45.75 cm / 24 x 18 in
Medium: Screen print on thick cream Speckletone Paper
Provenance: Signed, numbered and dated by the artist.
Edition: Limited Edition of 375 (#255/375)
ABOUT THE ART
"Here’s a new screen print that is based on an art piece from my “Future Mosaic” art show. My philosophy has always been that violence is the first resort of the weak-minded. The January 6th attack on the Capitol was the inspiration for this image but, unfortunately, there are plenty of other examples of small-minded violence. I would like to see people use diplomacy and creativity to find mutually beneficial solutions to problems rather than using violence as the first reaction to conflict. Proceeds go to Defending Rights and Dissent to support their efforts on strengthening our participatory democracy by protecting the right to political expression.”
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.