I have admired Pussy Riot and Nadya Tolokonnikova since I first saw their visually and sonically fierce performances, methods of protest, and messages of social justice. I’ve wanted to collaborate with Nadya and Pussy Riot for years because of our shared belief that art and performance are powerful tools of social change. Pussy Riot has been subjected to Putin’s brutality and methods of oppression firsthand, so their comments on Putin and the invasion of Ukraine are especially relevant. Putin’s Ashes is a beautiful, haunting, evocative video and music piece. In working on a visual for Nadya’s show at Jeffrey Deitch Gallery, I illustrated from video stills and imagery that Nadya provided in an attempt to encapsulate the powerful aesthetics of Pussy Riot and the narrative of the music video piece. I’m honored to collaborate with Nadya, who I think is one of the most fearless, articulate, and outspoken multi-media artists and activists working today.
The NFT of this art has been collected by more than 900 people and raised more than $10,000 for Ukraine.
If you made it to the opening of Putin’s Ashes at Deitch Gallery pre-orders of these prints were available, now also available on my site. Please allow 3-4 weeks for shipping. Thanks for caring!
Putin’s Ashes (Pussy Riot). 18 x 24 inches. Screen print on thick cream Speckletone paper. Signed by Shepard Fairey and Nadya Tolokonnikova. Numbered edition of 450. Comes with a Digital Certificate of Authenticity provided by Verisart. $90. $30 from every poster sold goes to Ukraine. *Print Sold Out*, February 3rd at https://store.obeygiant.com . Max order: 1 per customer/household. International customers are responsible for import fees due upon delivery (Except UK). ALL SALES FINAL.