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 (#75/550)
ABOUT THE ART
"This “Raise the Level (Peace)” print is based on one of my art pieces focused on peace and harmony included in my exhibition at the Straat Museum in Amsterdam. I have replicated many of the textures of the original art piece in the print and I’m very happy with the blend of the painterly and graphic in the print. The phrase “raise the level” encompasses various concepts including raising our level of effort toward diplomacy over conflict, raising awareness about the impacts of burning fossil fuels and the rising sea levels caused by global warming, and the need for immediate action to protect the Earth."
– 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.