Dimensions: 24 x 18 Inches
Medium: Screen print on thick cream Speckletone paper.
Provenance: Signed, numbered and dated by Shepard Fairey. Comes with Verisart digital blockchain certificate of authenticity.
Edition: Limited Edition of 550
ABOUT THE ART
"This “Only the Finest Poison” print is a critique of the many methods the oil industries use to maintain business as usual, including deceptive marketing, bribing politicians, discrediting science, and concealing the truth. The news clipping included in the piece is a portion of an article revealing that ExxonMobile has known, based on their internal scientific research, for over 40 years that burning fossil fuels is warming the planet. Yet, they hid the research and publicly denied the impact of fossil fuels on climate change. It is challenging to break through the formidable layers of deterrence put in place by the powerful corporations who put profits before people and the planet, but breaking through is essential to a healthy future. A portion of proceeds from this print will benefit Greenpeace USA to support their work to fight climate change. Thanks for caring. The speckletone paper used in this print is composed of recycled material."
– 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.