'Educate to Liberate' Screen Print by Shepard Fairey
Dimensions: 18 x 24 Inches
Medium: 4 color screen print on Premium Mirri Gold Foil
Provenance: Signed, numbered and dated by the artist.
Edition: Limited Edition of 200 (#10/200)
ABOUT THE ART
"I’ve been inspired by the Black Panther Party and their activism since I read Bobby Seale’s book “Seize The Time” almost 30 years ago. I’m happy to announce the release of this Bobby Seale print I designed in collaboration with the @ap2tpcollective, in conjunction with the Black Panther Party History Month and their 55th Anniversary celebrations.
100% of the profits from sales will benefit the continuing legacy of the Black Panther Party Alumni Legacy Network (BPPALN.org).
The events this month honor the backbone leadership of the original Party. The work of BPPALN is to ensure the education initiatives and community outreach programs provide knowledge, while improving the quality of life for the Elders, all the way to the youth of today."
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.