Tear Flame Print Shepard Fairey
Tear Flame Print Shepard Fairey
Tear Flame Print Shepard Fairey
Tear Flame Print Shepard Fairey
Tear Flame Print Shepard Fairey
Tear Flame Print Shepard Fairey
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Tear Flame

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Dimensions: 18 x 24 Inches

Medium: Screenprint on cream Speckletone Paper

Provenance: Signed, numbered, and dated by artist. Comes with Verisart digital blockchain certificate of authenticity transferred to collector's email address.

Edition: Limited Edition of 550 (#41/550)

Year: 2024

Condition: Excellent


ABOUT THE ART

"This “Tear Flame” print is fairly self-explanatory, but I’ll share my thoughts. Our planet Earth is often called “Mother Earth” for reasons that seem obvious to me. Mothers are often the primary caregivers for children, and their beautiful love and nurturing are essential for a good life. This is not an endorsement of patriarchy but an acknowledgment of the disproportionate expectations for mothers. Props to all the dads who put in a ton of co-parenting work, but this print is more about the “Mother Earth” metaphor. When I was a kid, I was rebellious and defiant (and still am), and it didn’t really phase me when my parents yelled at me. However, when something I did brought my mom to tears, I felt real guilt. I knew my mom cared deeply and was wounded if she cried. We are wounding our collective Mother Earth, and the tears are obvious. This is a collective problem, even though some people and regions are more vulnerable than others in the short term. Eventually, it will compromise life for us all. To paraphrase Dr. Dre, “When you dis your mother, you dis yourself”! A portion of proceeds from this print will benefit Greenpeace to support their work to combat environmental destruction. Thanks for caring!"

-Shepard

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.