Zeefdruk - Gesigneerd - 325 - Zonder lijst - 2017
|Titel van kunstwerk:||Noise & Lies (Cream)|
|Kunstenaar:||Shepard Fairey (OBEY)|
|Totale afmetingen (L/B/H in cm):||45 x 60 Cm|
|Verkocht met lijst:||Zonder lijst|
Shepard Fairey (OBEY) - Noise & Lies Cream
18 x 24 inches. 45cm x 60cm
Screen print on cream Speckletone paper.
Signed by Shepard Fairey
Numbered edition of 325
The Noise & Lies print is both a nod to John Lennon’s “Gimme Some Truth” and my response to the disregard for facts and truth and the assault on the media waged by Donald Trump and members of his administration. Trump has called the media “an enemy of the American people,” a tactic also used to undermine critics and avoid accountability by fascists and dictators including Stalin, Hitler, and Mao. We are in dangerous territory as a nation and society, when lies and chaos from our leaders often go unchecked and the news organizations that do thorough investigation are attacked by the president for reporting the truths they find. You can check out the history of the phrase “an enemy of the people” here and see why language meant to question patriotism and quell dissent is often employed in service of dictatorial aspirations.
Shepard Fairey shot to national fame as the graphic artist behind a 2008 iconic poster of Barack Obama, a portrait labeled simply "HOPE" and in a style that could be described as Andy Warhol meets Socialist Realism. Fairey, who graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1992, was already well known among graffiti artists and fans, thanks to one of Fairey's early works of "guerilla" art, an impromptu stencil design based on an ad for Andre the Giant, a professional wrestler. Fairey made stickers of the image in the late '80s, along with the scrawl "Andre the Giant has a posse," and the image went viral, spreading far and wide through urban America, on street signs, billboards and walls. He later adapted the image and added the word "obey." Mixing left-wing politics with "appropriated" images and bold graphic design, Fairey now works as a fine artist and advertising designer, with a gallery in Los Angeles and business ventures that dip into publishing, fashion and urban sports (skateboarding).
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|Lid sinds:||27 september 2016|
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