'Protect Biodiversity - Cultivate Harmony' Screen Print by Shepard Fairey
Dimensions: 70 x 45.75 cm / 18 x 24 in
Medium: Screen print on thick cream Speckletone Paper
Provenance: Signed, numbered and dated by the artist.
Edition: Limited Edition of 500 (#398/500)
ABOUT THE ART
"The Earth's eco-system is beautifully complex but fragile. Biodiversity is essential to maintain the delicate balance our world needs to remain healthy. Half of the Earth's species have disappeared in the last 50 years alone. Many beautiful creatures are gone forever, and each loss erodes the foundation of our eco-system. My poster "Protect Biodiversity-Cultivate Harmony" is a call to humans to do the right thing for endangered species and the planet by protecting biodiversity and cultivating the harmony of Earth's delicate systems. Proceeds of this print will benefit the Cheetah Conservation Fund.”
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.