'NOISE/SSI Resurrectionem Ex-Mortuis Remix' by Shepard Fairey
Dimensions: 18 x 18 Inches
Medium: Screen print on cream, Speckletone fine art paper.
Provenance: Signed, numbered and dated by the artist. Comes with Gallery COA.
Edition: Limited Edition of 400 (#182/400)
ABOUT THE ART
"I have been friends with John Goff for 25 years. He was a fan of my art, and used to generously help me print. We often bonded over music from the Melvins, to Kraftwerk, to RUN-DMC. John has been a musician most of his life, playing in several different music projects over the years, including SSI which is a collaboration between John and his brother Will. When I started DJ’ing John would help me with the production of remixes. Eventually we started producing some music together, and with the valuable addition of Merritt Lear and Joe Cassidy, we formed Nøise. This 7” and print are based on a couple of Nøise remixes of select portions of SSI’s fourth album, Resurrectionem Ex-Mortuis. The lyrics are a response to social and political toxicity, symbolized by a tumultuous relationship. I love the combination of art and music, and it was great to collaborate with everyone, including Tomo77 (tomo77.com) who did the 7” back cover art."
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.