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Shepard Fairey (Obey), Ideal Power

Shepard Fairey (Obey) Ideal Power, 2017

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Shepard Fairey (Obey), Ideal Power
Description
  • Offered by the gallery

    CORPS ET AME GALLERY
    NÎMES - France

  • Authenticity

    Work sold with an invoice from the gallery
    and a certificate of authenticity

  • Signature

    Hand-signed by artist

  • Medium

    Print : Screen Print

  • Themes

    Street art, Portrait

  • Support

    Print on fine art paper

  • Type

    Numbered and limited to 450 copies

  • Dimensions cm | inch

    24 x 18.1 inch

  • Framing

    Not framed

  • Collector’s Guide

  • About the artwork

    Work signed by the artist, dated and numbered 211 of 450.
    The print is in excellent condition with Gold effect.

    The Ideal Power print was inspired by the need to address gender inequality regarding both wages and basic respect. I believe power should come from the quality and merit of one’s work only rather than being influenced by any other variable including gender.

    Equality is important on every front, but I chose to focus on discrimination and double-standards toward women because I think the prejudice is so insidious and pervasive that most people only recognize the most inflammatory instances of sexism if they recognize it at all. As a husband and father of two girls, I want to see women treated with equal dignity and respect, with access to the same opportunities and wages as men.

    Though gender inequality is a global problem, studies show that in the U.S. women make about 80 cents to the man’s dollar for the same jobs according to the latest report by Pew Research. I’m ashamed when I read a statistic that illuminates how far we have to go as a nation to achieve the standards of morality, fairness, and equality that we claim to aspire to. I’d like to see legislation that fines and penalizes companies that consistently and measurably pay women less related to men.

    Let’s face it, capitalism and corporations get away with whatever they are allowed to get away with. We can punish the most egregious corporate offenders with our spending choices only if we fully understand the scale of their gender bias. In that regard, I’d like to see both government investigation and regulation as well as consumer awareness groups that alert the public to the companies who disrespect women’s rights to equal pay.

    A portion of proceeds from this print will benefit the United Nations Population Fund, who advocates for women and girls, promoting legal and policy reforms and gender-sensitive data collection, and supporting initiatives that improve women’s health and expand their choices in life.

    – Shepard

    Artwork sold in perfect condition

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Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Born in: 1970 United States

Famous artist

Biography

Shepard Fairey alias Obey was born in 1970 in Charleston, US.

He gets to know the universe of graphic design very early, at age 14, when he draws images to be printed on t-shirts and skateboards. He is influenced by the work of artists such as Andy Warhol or Russian artist Alexander Rodtchenko.

In the late 1980s, Obey and a group of friends from the Rhode Island School of Design create a series of stickers and posters with the figure of wrestler Andre the Giant and stick thousands of them on the walls of American cities. Andre the Giant Has a Posse is one of the first and most important "viral" Street Art campaigns, showing the ability and force of this new illegal means of expression.

His work became world famous during the U.S. presidential campaign in 2008, with the creation of the poster HOPE of Barack Obama that became an icon of the campaign. The Institute of contemporary art in Boston considered Obey as one of the best and most influential street artists of our time.

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