Artwork information




Screen print on paper




61 cm x 46 cm


Signed lower right

Proof(s) of authenticity

Work sold with a certificate of authenticity.

State of conservation

Very good




Rhône-Alpes, France


Ocean Today Desert Tomorrow - 24 x 18 inches - 61 x 46 cm
Screenprint on thick cream Speckletone paper.
Signed by Shepard Fairey.
Hand numbered edition of 375 prints.

“These “Desert Today Ocean Tomorrow” and “Ocean Today Desert Tomorrow” prints are inspired by the tranquil views and slanting shadows that look out over the surrounding New Mexico desert from Georgia O'Keeffe's studio courtyard. However, I have replaced the desert with a flood on the horizon in these prints. There is beauty in the way people adapt to living in harsh terrain, whether near oceans or deserts. Although humans demonstrate a remarkable capacity for adaptation, the unpredictable effects of climate change mean that many of these adaptation measures are not suitable for protecting against droughts, floods and variations in temperature. We have the means to adapt to the use of more renewable energy sources, which will mitigate climate change and be much less costly and chaotic than adapting to rising temperatures. seas and rising temperatures. Let's evolve and adopt the most sensible adaptation measures instead of burying our heads in the sand." Shepard Fairey


Obey Studio

The artist


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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