Artwork information




Screen print on thick cream Speckletone paper




61 cm x 46 cm



Proof(s) of authenticity

Work sold with its certificate of authenticity.

State of conservation

Very good




Rhône-Alpes, France


Wonderful edition by Shepard Fairey aka OBEY. This work was created in 2024. It is a screen print on thick cream Speckeltone paper.

An edition of 550, all signed and numbered by the artist. The work measures 61 x 46 cm (24 x 18 inches).

This screen print by Shepard Fairey will be delivered to its new owner in its original tube and with its certificate of authenticity.

A few words from the artist about the work:
"This “Tear Flame” print is fairly self-explanatory, but I’ll share my thoughts. Our planet Earth is often called “Mother Earth” for reasons that seem obvious to me. Mothers are often the primary caregivers for children, and their beautiful love and nurturing are essential for a good life. This is not an endorsement of patriarchy but an acknowledgment of the disproportionate expectations for mothers. Props to all the dads who put in a ton of co-parenting work, but this print is more about the “Mother Earth” metaphor. When I was a kid, I was rebellious and defiant (and still am), and it didn’t really phase me when my parents yelled at me. However, when something I did brought my mom to tears, I felt real guilt. I knew my mom cared deeply and was wounded if she cried. We are wounding our collective Mother Earth, and the tears are obvious. This is a collective problem, even though some people and regions are more vulnerable than others in the short term. Eventually, it will compromise life for us all. To paraphrase Dr. Dre, “When you dis your mother, you dis yourself”!"


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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