'Scales of Injustice' by Shepard Fairey x Cleon Peterson
Dimensions: 10 x 13 Inches
Medium: Letterpress print on cream, deckled edge 300gsm fine art paper.
Provenance: Hand-signed by both artists. Hand-numbered and dated with artist stamp in lower left. Comes with Gallery COA.
Edition: Limited Edition of 300 (#88/300)
ABOUT THE ART
"I love working with Cleon Peterson. He’s an old friend and co-worker and I’ve collaborated with him many times over the years. We were very pleased with the mural that we created last year in Miami’s Wynwood district, which got a great response, and we wanted to make something with that art that people could hang on their walls. Cleon’s work is powerful and deals with a lot of the themes that I’m also highlighting in my work – corruption, power, glory, injustice. The timing for this release couldn’t be any more relevant and the title aptly suits the mood of our society right now – Scales of Injustice. Check it out and be sure to pick one up through Subliminal Projects. Once they’re gone, they are gone! Thanks for caring!"
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
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.
Cleon Peterson is an LA based artist whose chaotic and violent paintings show clashing figures symbolizing a struggle between power and submission in the fluctuating architecture of contemporary society. Cleon’s paintings are monochromatic while channeling at the same time the fashion sensibility of the early 80′s, complete with skinny ties and day glow colors.