Thursday, November 4, 2010

Obey Giant POW(ER) Screen Print by Shepard Fairey

The Obey Giant “POWE(ER)” screen print by Shepard Fairey is a homage to influential pop artist Roy Lichtenstein, who appropriated and re-painted comic frames often transforming them in meaning and context. The Blot’s a huge fan of both Fairey and Lichtenstein, so you know this fusion of their two unique styles makes “POWER(ER)” a must get print for The Blot!

Obey Giant POW(ER) Screen Print by Shepard Fairey

Fairey has often described his art as a fusion of pop art, street art, and political art. While he often utilizes the platform created by pop art, Shepard tries to take his work even more directly to the people. Like pop artists before him, Shepard Fairey utilizes a vocabulary of familiar cultural visual references. For Fairey, street art has always been about populism and emPOWERment. The recent embrace of street art in the art world as a legitimate genre demonstrates the power of accessible, relatable imagery, and in many ways builds upon the triumphs of the pop art genre.

“POW(ER)” by Shepard Fairey is an 18”x24” signed and numbered screen print, with a limited edition run size of 450 pieces. Each print will retail for $45 each and can be purchased at the Obey Giant online store at a random time today, November 4th.
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