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 (#42/550)
ABOUT THE ART
"The Pattern of Denial print is an examination of image versus reality. The image is inspired by the sleek and idealized mid-century architecture of both deluxe homes and deluxe factories from which the power and products for these homes is generated. Endless power from fossil fuels was a naive driver of the American dream for several decades, but we know better now that there are environmental consequences to powering our deluxe lifestyles with fossil fuels. No matter how slick and seductive the packaging may be, fossil fuel corporations know that they are wrecking the planet… they know from their own internal scientific research, which they hid while telling the public “everything is fine and beautiful here.” Don’t be deceived or sedated… and vote with your conscience, not your lifestyle aspirations, because future generations lives depend on it! Without action, every hollow noise we make is our swan song. A portion of proceeds from this print will benefit @greenpeaceusa to support their efforts to fight climate change. 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.