This print is titled “Handle With Care” and is similar to the mural which adorns the massive door of the Straat Museum in Amsterdam. I created this image as a hopeful way to focus on the need to address the health of our planet and its fragile nature. The mural and print are based on one of my fine art pieces focused on peace and harmony included in my exhibition at the Straat Museum. I have replicated many of the textures of the original art piece in the print and I’m very happy with the blend of the painterly and graphic in the print. The incorporated phrase “raise the level” encompasses various concepts, including raising our level of effort toward diplomacy over conflict, raising awareness about the impacts of burning fossil fuels and the rising sea levels caused by global warming, and the need for immediate action to protect the Earth. I hope my work seeds the idea that art can be a galvanizing and joyful form of communication and activism that shapes culture in both bold and subtle ways. Doctors Without Borders will receive a portion of proceeds from this print to support their efforts in war-torn parts of the world. Thanks for caring.
Handle with Care. 41 x 31 inches. Screen print on custom cotton rag archival paper with hand-deckled edges. Signed by Shepard Fairey. Numbered edition of 100. Comes with a Digital Certificate of Authenticity provided by Verisart. $950. Obey publishing chop in lower left corner. Available on Thursday, February 22nd @ 10 AM PDT at https://store.obeygiant.com. Max order: 1 per customer/household. International customers are responsible for import fees due upon delivery (Except UK orders under $160). ALL SALES FINAL.