Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Obey Giant “Salad Days” Screen Print by Shepard Fairey

Obey Giant “Salad Days” Screen Print by Shepard Fairey

This Obey Salad Days print was created to accompany the Cranbrook Museum’s “Salad Days” exhibition, which features a selection of Shepard Fairey’s art from 1989-1999. This solo exhibition is a companion show to “Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: Punk Graphics, 1976-1986.” Salad Days is meant to show the influence of punk on Sheard’s early work’s aesthetics, concepts, and methods. The Salad Days print features a recreation of the paste-up Fairey made in the process of refining the Obey Star Icon in January 1996.

Obey Giant “Salad Days” Screen Print by Shepard Fairey

“I did not learn how to use a Mac until late 1997, so the star image was created by hand using a star window cut out of paper to choose the right cropping for the Icon Face I had just illustrated. I like the idea of revealing the low-fi techniques that drove punk and my early career (and still do!).” – Shepard

Salad Days by Shepard Fairey is an 18”x24” signed and numbered screen print on cream Speckle Tone paper. Limited to 550 pieces, this poster will go on sale at 10am PDT today, Tuesday, June 19th, at the Obey Giant online store for $50. And you can join Fairey on Friday, June 15th, for the opening of the exhibitions Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: Punk Graphics, 1976-1986 and Shepard Fairey: Salad Days, 1989-1999 at Cranbrook Art Museum.
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