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Shepard Fairey - "Danger No Smoking" 1st Edition - 2016

Shepard Fairey - "Danger No Smoking" 1st Edition - 2016

$ 249.99

Shepard Fairey - "Danger No Smoking" 1st Edition - 2016

Artist: Shepard Fairey
Manufacturer: Obey Giant
Year: 2016
Class: Art Print
Status: Official
Released: 05/05/16
Run: 450
Technique: Screen Print
Size: 18 X 24
Markings: Signed & Numbered

Condition: NM

This Danger No Smoking print is inspired by a screen print I made in 1990, which was the very first image I made addressing the environmental and health hazards of gasoline. I took this photograph in Providence, RI at the edge of a desolate graveyard, which probably intensified my interpretation of the peeling paint on the gas pump as a skull. I decided the symbolism provided by natural erosion was powerful enough to make the photo worthy of turning into a print. I always liked this image, and I rediscovered it while looking for images to include in a book surveying my entire history of environmentally themed art. I only made ten prints of the gas pump skull in 1990, so I decided I should make a new version of the image as a painting for my Paris art show, and an edition of prints accessible to more than 8 people (I kept two of the ten 1990 prints).
-Shepard


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