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 (#41/550)
ABOUT THE ART
"I’ve enjoyed bringing some of the spray paint textures from my fine art into my screen prints. I like the subtle color shifts and ethereal gradients that can be achieved with spray paint. This “The Angles of Sedation and Destruction” print features bold geometric minimalism fused with spray gradients and a hypnotic poppy pattern. The poppy pattern and flame, symbols of sedation and destruction, are woven into a seemingly balanced geometry, but all is not perfectly harmonious. Climate change and environmental degradation are subtle and gradual, with only periodic extreme weather events to remind us dramatically of the cumulative impact. Let this print be a gentle reminder as well. A portion of proceeds from this print will go to Greenpeace USA to support their efforts to fight climate change. This print, like all of my prints, is printed on sustainable paper, recycled paper in this case."
– 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.