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 550 (#34/550)
ABOUT THE ART
"This “Force of Nature” is both a celebration of nature and a cautionary tale. Waves are beautiful and represent a powerful, hypnotic rhythmic cycle, but when energized by a storm, waves can be incredibly destructive. The semi-predictable patterns of seasonal flooding from the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in Mesopotamia led to fertile land and the formation of Sumer, the first civilization. Humans have thrived by studying and adapting to weather patterns. An awareness of, and respect for, the undulations of nature has been crucial to the development of civilization and the success of its various communities. Climate change has demonstrated what happens to civilization when nature becomes more powerful and less predictable. From hurricanes Sandy, Katrina, and many others, to uncontrollable wildfires in CA, tornadoes in the midwest, and record temperatures and heat-related deaths in Europe where many lack air-conditioning, civilization is often unequipped to deal with the global warming-fuelled force of nature. A portion of proceeds from this print go to Greenpeace USA‘s efforts to fight for responsible environmental policies. Thanks for caring!"
– 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.