Warning Sign is based on an actual sign fabricated, printed, and installed on the street. From the beginning my art has been placed on the street to disrupt the typically one-sided relationship citizens have have with government signage and commercial graphics in public spaces. I consider anything that provokes a discussion about what we do and don’t agree with about existing conventions and systems as valuable for analysis and progress. The saying “don’t ignore the warning signs” was the inspiration for the title of this print. There are lots of warning signs I’d like people to consider and the ominous sky in the image suggests stormy weather ahead. I’m very concerned about the literal storms from global warming and environmental destruction, but also about the metaphorical storms threatening democracy itself. We may not all have identical visions for the future, but whatever your hopes are, apathy will leave the power in the hands of people you may not want dictating things.
Warning Sign. 18 x 24 inches. Screen print on thick cream Speckletone paper. Signed by Shepard Fairey. Numbered edition of 550. Comes with a Digital Certificate of Authenticity provided by Verisart. $50. Available on Thursday, January 18th @ 10 AM PST 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.