Dimensions: 18 x 24 Inches
Medium: Screenprint on cream Speckletone Paper
Provenance: Signed, numbered, and dated by both artists. Comes with gallery certificate of authenticity.
Edition: Limited Edition of 575 (#253/575)
ABOUT THE ART
"I recently collaborated on this “Paradise Lost” print for Earth Day with my friend, art assistant, and fine artist Nicholas Bowers. Nic made the painting of a parrot, to which I added some of my work. It was a lot of fun combining our two styles! Here is what Nic has to say about the art:
“In my recent work, I’ve been contemplating the hierarchy of humans within the animal kingdom and our relationship with the place we call home and the species who share that home. The multiple years of the pandemic reconnected me with nature and recaptured those moments when I had strayed away. The simple act of hiking with my son reminded me of the fantastic gift of mother nature’s complicated yet simple pleasures. Earth was there, reminding me of her incredible force and vulnerable fragility. Yet, there’s an ongoing disconnect between our roles within the pecking order. We have positioned ourselves at the top without understanding the responsibilities and repercussions. As much as we take from her, we should give back in double. So, for this Earth day, find a mountain trail or a beach blanket and let her remind you of why she should be protected. Our continual kinship will keep her in a state of balance.”
I completely agree with what inspired Nic, and I’d only add that “Paradise Lost” is a warning, not an inevitability. We can all take helpful actions to rebalance paradise."
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.