Shepard Fairey will be releasing his next piece in his series of large format prints today via Obey Giant, entitled Welcome Visitor. This one's a massive 47.5" x 33.5″ 5-color screen print, featuring hand-deckled edges and Obey publishing chop, in a signed & numbered edition of 75, and will cost $900.
On sale Thursday, April 5th, 2018, at 10:00am Pacific time (1pm EST) at http://obeygiant.com/.
“Welcome Visitor” is an exploration of the contradictions between America’s tourism industry and it’s immigration policies; the uncomfortable collision of economic opportunism and xenophobia. I understand that immigration is a complex issue, but a basic belief in the humanity and dignity of all people is not that complicated and should be what is paramount in deciding our policies around both immigration and tourism. The fear around immigration is not based on fact. Crime rates are lower for immigrants than they are for native-born citizens.