Artwork information

Category

Print

Technique

Screen print on thick cream Speckeltone paper

Date

2021

Dimensions

60 cm x 45 cm

Signature

Signed lower right

Proof(s) of authenticity

Artwork sold with a certificate of authenticity.

State of conservation

Very good

Framing

No

Location

Neuville-sur-Saône, France

Description

'Just Future Rising' is a screen print by Obey from 2021. It was printed on thick cream Speckletone paper.

This edition of 450 copies is signed and numbered by the artist. It bears the number "263/450". Its dimensions in inches are 18 x 24 inches.

A few words from Shepard Fairey
"These prints, 'Just Angels Rising' and 'Just Future Rising' are variations of the art I created for the Time 'VOTE' cover just before the 2020 election. At the time, I wanted to address the very unique situation we were in as a country as we faced the Covid-19 pandemic, unrest around police brutality and racial discrimination, voter suppression, and intense political division. We are still facing all of those things, though the development of Covid vaccines has significantly improved public safety and benefitted the fight to end the pandemic. In this illustration, the usually clear-cut rebel symbol of a bandana covering a face takes on a different meaning during Covid, becoming an emblem of safety, respect for one’s fellow citizens, and a sign that the wearer believes in science.

The updated images on the bandana symbolize an activist’s aspiration for a more just future for all. The future is in part shaped by voting, but not voting alone. How we express our ideals and spend our money in alignment with our ideals helps to shape the future also. Anti-democracy forces are pushing voter suppression, so voting while you still can is essential. The future of our democracy… and our world is in our hands!

The subject of the portrait is my former co-worker Marin Takeshita who is Japanese. With the rise of hate crimes against Asians during Covid, Marin, and I thought it was important for proceeds from these prints to benefit the organization Stop AAPI Hate, which focuses on immigrants’ rights, and remedies for racial and social injustice." Shepard Fairey

Provenance

Screen print purchased directly from Shepard Fairey's studio.

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The artist

Painter
Drawer

Shepard Fairey (OBEY)

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Born in 1970
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Bio

Shepard Fairey, known as Obey, was born on February 15, 1970 in Charleston in the United States.

From an early age, he has been passionate about drawing. He is also passionate about skateboarding. At the age of 14, he drew images for t-shirts and skateboards.

Obey is very influenced by Andy Warhol and Alexander Rodchenko. At the end of the 80s, he invented the famous Obey symbol thanks to a poster campaign with a bunch of friends.

His art became world famous thanks to his Hope poster which became Barack Obama's campaign poster in 2008. The artist is now considered one of the pillars of international street art.

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