Artist: Shepard Fairey
Title: Rise Above Flower
Medium: Screen Print
Edition of 625, AP – Sold Out
Height (inches): 18
Width (inches): 24
Signed by the artist
Signed Area: front
This piece is unframed.
Description of the piece:
The Rise Above Flower is a call to take the high road with a nod to one of my favorite Black Flag songs. Symbols such as flowers have always embodied important messages of hope and possibility in my work. Many of our political and social conversations have gotten petty, and I’d like people to think a little more about the big picture issues like human dignity and environmental responsibility in ways that we can unify. -Shepard
Shepard Fairey (b. 1970 in Charleston, S.C.) In 1989, while at Rhode Island School of Design studying for his Bachelor of Fine Art in Illustration (which he earned in 1992), Shepard Fairey created the “Andre the Giant has a Posse” sticker that later evolved into the OBEY GIANT art campaign. In 2008, his portrait of then-Democratic candidate Barack Obama became an internationally recognized emblem of hope. Since then, Fairey has painted more than 105 large-scale painted public murals, put up countless pieces of art in the streets, and become one of the most sought-after and provocative artists in the world, and changed the way people converse about art and view the urban landscape.
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