'Rise Above Flower' Screen Print by Shepard Fairey
Dimensions: 18 x 24 Inches
Medium: Screenprint on cream Speckletone Paper
Provenance: Signed, numbered and dated by the artist.
Edition: Limited Edition of 650 (#545/650)
ABOUT THE ART
"The Rise Above Flower is a call to take the high road with a nod to one of my favorite Black Flag songs. Symbols such as flowers have always embodied important messages of hope and possibility in my work. Many of our political and social conversations have gotten petty, and I’d like people to think a little more about the big picture issues like human dignity and environmental responsibility in ways that we can unify. A portion of the proceeds from this print will benefit Greenpeace to support the organization’s work to enhance environmental protections and combat climate change."
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.