'Post-Punk Flower (Black)' by Shepard Fairey
Dimensions: 18 x 12 Inches
Medium: Letterpress print on cream, deckled edge 300gsm fine art paper.
Provenance: Signed, numbered and dated by the artist. Comes with Gallery COA.
Edition: Limited Edition of 375 (#280/375)
ABOUT THE ART
"I’m a lover of music, a DJ, and a collector of vinyl records. I’ve made lots of tributes to vinyl packaging and art inspired by music and its graphics. This piece takes inspiration from a few places… post-punk minimalist art using one or two spot colors, psychedelic surrealism, and the tricky interplay of positive and negative space elements with multiple perspectives used by MC Escher. Music has helped a lot of ideas bloom for me, so there’s that too."
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.