'Wake Up! (White)' Screen Print by Shepard Fairey
Dimensions: 18 x 24 Inches
Medium: Screenprint on White Speckletone Paper (see photos for silver shine)
Provenance: Signed, numbered and dated by the artist.
Edition: Limited Edition of 350 (#305/350)
ABOUT THE ART
"The “Wake Up!” print is a simple but urgent plea for all of us to activate our moral compasses and speak up. For those who have been silent, it is time to open our eyes, our minds, and speak out for human rights and human dignity.
The title and text in the print were inspired in part by a lyric from punk band T.S.O.L.’s song “Silent Majority.” I worked on their just released album “The Trigger Complex” so I’ve been listening to their music a lot lately. I support Planned Parenthood and will be making a donation to the Planned Parenthood Action Fund to stand with the millions of people Planned Parenthood provides care for each year."
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.