'Pyramid Top Icon' by Shepard Fairey
One of his most famous images, Shepard published this particular print with Subliminal Projects in an extremely small edition of only 50. The silver ink emits a beautiful metallic shine which is hard to capture in photos. A must-see in person.
Dimensions: 16 x 20 Inches
Medium: 3-color Hand-pulled Screen Print on 250 gsm Somerset Paper with Hand-deckled Edge.
Provenance: Signed, numbered and dated by the artist. Comes with original COA.
Edition: Limited Edition of 50 (#44/50)
ABOUT THE ART
"I originally created this image as part of a series of canvases I made for the Wooster Collective 10th Anniversary show. I especially liked this one, but didn’t feel it fit with the other three sets I put in the Wooster show. Geometric tension with a minimal number of elements can be striking and elegant. That balance was what I was striving for in this print. If you are a conspiracy theorist, please indulge your most titillating paranoid fantasies about the illuminati sub-text of this image. Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean the govt. isn’t watching you from that dollar bill..."
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.