Dimensions: 24 x 12 Inches
Medium: Screen print on thick cream Speckletone paper.
Provenance: Signed, numbered and dated by the artist. Comes with Verisart digital blockchain certificate of authenticity.
Edition: Limited Edition of 550 (#279/550)
ABOUT THE ART
"The Rise Above Rose Geometric print contains several recurrent symbols in my work. The rose represents the archetype of an individual or a society who has endured oppression but perseveres to rise above conflict. Rise above also references the song “Rise Above” by Black Flag, one of my favorite punk bands. In creating art that encourages people to rise above adversity, I hope that it also motivates people to fight against injustice even when the fight is difficult."
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.