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 on the print. I’m pushing for future where those impulses have no place and defiantly no traction. Let’s move forward, not backward. I did two versions of this print (No Future released on Tuesday, December 20) because I couldn’t make up my mind which I liked more. Both editions of 300.
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 Thursday, January 12 at 10AM (PST) on ObeyGiant.com in Store under Prints. Limit 1 per person/household.