'Obey Noir Flower Woman (Blue)' 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 400 (#296/400)
ABOUT THE ART
"The Obey Noir Flower Woman print is inspired by Art Deco design and Dark Wave album art. The image has a few avenues for interpretation. I primarily see it as a tribute to idealists who protect the environment, cultivate justice, and hold optimism close to their hearts. We all face challenges and hostilities, but exterior forces don’t control our inner strength and idealism. We do! Idealism leads to action. Those who perpetrate injustice rely on apathy to get away with their misdeeds. Nurture your inner idealism, and your constructive actions will follow."
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.