Dimensions: 24 x 18 Inches
Medium: Screen print on thick cream Speckletone paper
Provenance: Hand-signed, numbered, and dated by Shepard Fairey in pencil. Comes with Verisart digital blockchain certificate of authenticity.
Edition: Limited Edition of 450 (#69/450)
NOTE: 350 of these prints were exclusively available on-site at the Urban Revolution gallery in Lisbon, Portugal. Only 100 were sold online through Obey Giant making these prints much harder to acquire than past releases.
ABOUT THE ART
"This screen print is based on a mixed-media fine art piece I made using collage, stenciling, and painting. I’ve created several iterations of the peace dove over the years because as an icon, the dove is internationally recognized as a symbol of peace, making it ideal as a communication tool. This version of the peace dove includes a flower growing from the barb wire, symbolizing positive growth from an oppressive situation."
– Shepard Fairey
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.