Dimensions: 18 x 24 Inches
Medium: Screenprint on cream Speckletone Paper
Provenance: Signed, numbered, and dated by artist. Comes with gallery certificate of authenticity.
Edition: Limited Edition of 375 (#227/375)
ABOUT THE ART
"These “Desert Today Ocean Tomorrow” and “Ocean Today Desert Tomorrow” prints are inspired by the tranquil view and angled shadows looking from the courtyard of Georgia O’Keeffe’s studio through to the surrounding New Mexico desert. However, I replaced the desert with a flood on the horizon in these prints. There is beauty in the ways people adapt to live in demanding terrain, whether it be in proximity to oceans or deserts. Even though people are remarkably adaptive, the unpredictable impacts of climate change mean that many of those adaptive measures are not suited to protect from unexpected droughts, floods, and temperature swings. We have the means to adapt to the use of more renewable energy sources, which will mitigate climate change and be much less costly and chaotic than adapting to rising sea levels and rising temperatures. Let’s evolve and embrace the adaptive measures that make the most sense rather than burying our heads in the sand. A portion of the proceeds from this print will benefit Greenpeace to support its work to enhance environmental protections and combat climate change."
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.