Artwork information




Screen print on paper




61 cm x 46 cm



Proof(s) of authenticity

Screen print sold with a certificate of authenticity.

State of conservation

Very good




Rhône-Alpes, France


Dimensions of the work: 24 x 18 inches - 61 x 46 cm

Technique: Silkscreen on thick cream Speckletone paper

Numbered edition of 550, signed by Shepard Fairey.

"This "force of nature" is both a celebration of nature and a warning. Waves are beautiful and represent a powerful and hypnotic rhythmic cycle, but when stimulated by a storm they can be incredibly destructive. The semi-predictable patterns of seasonal flooding of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in Mesopotamia gave rise to fertile lands and the formation of Sumer, the first civilisation. Man prospered by studying the weather and adapting to it. Awareness of and respect for the undulations of nature have been essential to the development of civilisation and the success of its various communities. Climate change has demonstrated what happens to civilisation when nature becomes more powerful and less predictable. Whether it's Hurricanes Sandy, Katrina and many others, out-of-control fires in California, tornadoes in the Midwest, record temperatures and heat-related deaths in Europe where many don't have air conditioning, civilisation is often not equipped to deal with the force of nature fuelled by global warming." Shepard Fairey


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Shepard Fairey (OBEY)

Famous artistFamous artist
Born in 1970
United States


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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