Dimensions: 24 x 18 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 (#474/550)
ABOUT THE ART
"I’ve long admired Frida Kahlo’s art, and the more I have learned about her over the years, the more I admire her as a feminist trailblazer and thinker. During her lifetime Kahlo faced serious discrimination for being a female artist and was often seen as “the wife of famous muralist Diego Rivera… who also paints.” Since her death, Kahlo’s esteem in the art world has grown significantly due in part to evolving attitudes about women’s roles in society, but I think largely because her paintings are so evocative and memorable. I love that Kahlo adopted the philosophy after a severe bus crash injury at age 18 that art can help overcome hardship and that we should turn misfortune into a source of energy and inspiration to grow spiritually and do good things. Kahlo is frequently the subject of her work, and she uses roots, flowers, and foliage to represent history, unity between humans, and human connection to the earth. I celebrate Kahlo as someone who was unique in her paintings, fashion, and how she processed her challenges and navigated the world."
– 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.