My art is usually social and political regardless of who is in the White House, but my concerns and frustrations are amplified by the election of Donald Trump. I joked while Trump was campaigning that his slogan should be “Manifest Density,” a parody of “Manifest Destiny,” which was an embarrassingly egotistical pronouncement by rich white men that it was God’s desire for them to conquer ocean to ocean in the territory that would become the United States. Trump appealed to an uninformed electorate who looked for scapegoats and were driven by most likely one or more of the dark impulses listed in the print.I’m pushing for a future where those impulses have no place and definitely no traction. Let’s move forward, not backward.
I did two versions of this print and did smaller editions because I couldn’t make up my mind which I liked more. So the OBEY WITH CAUTION version of the print will be available in the coming weeks (see below). Both editions of 300.
No Future. 10 x 13 inches. Letterpress on cream cotton paper with hand-deckled edges. Signed by Shepard Fairey. Numbered edition of 300. $65. OBEY publishing chop in lower left corner. Available Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at 10AM (PST) on ObeyGiant.com in Store under Prints. Limit 1 per person/household.
Obey With Caution. 10 x 13 inches. Letterpress on cream cotton paper with hand-deckled edges. Signed by Shepard Fairey. Numbered edition of 300. $65. OBEY publishing chop in lower left corner. Available soon.