Dimensions: 13 x 10 Inches
Medium: Letterpress print on cream, deckled edge 300gsm fine art paper.
Provenance: Signed, numbered and dated by the artist. Comes with Verisart digital blockchain certificate of authenticity.
Edition: Limited Edition of 250 (#197/250)
ABOUT THE ART
The Rise Above Barbwire Flower letterpress print is inspired by the Black Flag song “Rise Above” as well as the philosophy to rise above pettiness and fight against injustice no matter how difficult things may be. The flowers growing from the barbwire symbolizes positive growth out of an oppressive situation. Hope and perseverance lift us while fear and anger drag us down. RISE ABOVE we’re gonna RISE ABOVE!
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.