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Just a Minor Threat by Shepard Fairey & Glen Friedman

Just a Minor Threat by Shepard Fairey & Glen Friedman

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Original Illustration based on a photograph by Glen E. Friedman. Signed by Shepard Fairey and Glen E. Friedman.

Shepard Fairey
Dimensions: (print) 18 x 24 inches
Medium:  Screen print on thick cream Speckletone paper.
Provenance: Original Illustration based on a photograph by Glen E. Friedman. Signed by Shepard Fairey and Glen E. Friedman. comes with a digital Certificate of Authenticity provided by Verisart. 
Edition: Numbered edition of 550. 
Year: 2023

Condition: Excellent


About the print:

I first heard Minor Threat in 1985 when I had been skateboarding and listening to punk and hardcore for a year. I was quickly becoming more confident, outspoken, and energized by D.I.Y. culture, and I was voraciously hungry for things that fuelled my emotional and intellectual evolution. Minor Threat was rocket fuel for my journey. Not only is their music a ferocious explosion of energy, but their playing is tight, and Ian MacKaye’s lyrics are intelligent and provocative. On top of that, Minor Threat created their own label, Dischord Records, to put out their music as well as records by other D.C. bands. Minor Threat and Dischord are profound influences on me, so I was very excited to collaborate with Glen on a Minor Threat print to celebrate the release of his new book “Just a Minor Threat.” Glen has the most intimate and powerful photos of Minor Threat, so it was possible to craft an illustration with strong images of all the band members. I’m also incredibly grateful to have the blessing of the members of Minor Threat.

About The Framing and Mounting

This is framed in our New Dark Walnut frame (3/4" face, 1.25" tall) it has UV gallery acrylic. 


About The Artist


Frank “Shepard Fairey” is a very famous graphic artist, muralist, and overall artist. He was born on February 15, 1970 in Charleston, South Carolina in the United States. In 1988, the artist graduated from Idyllwild Arts Academy in Palm Springs, California. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island in 1992.

As a young adult, Shepard Fairey became very interested in art. He soon began to use his drawings in T-shirts and skateboards. He was a skateboard-obsessed art student. While in school, Shepard Fairey held a part-time job in a skateboarding shop. Soon after, he hit the skateboard community hard by pasting homemade stickers all over the place. It was then that he realized his desire and interest in the street art culture and graffiti movement. Another strong influence was his love for punk music, which he demonstrated stencils.

One of the first images he ever used was that of Andre the Giant. Shepard Fairey found this image in a newspaper ad and he chose to introduce it to the streets.

Shepard Fairey is one of the most influential street artists of our time. Shepard Fairey’s work has been used in screen-prints, stencils, stickers, masking film illustrations, wheat paste, collages, sculptures, posters, paintings, and murals. Shepard Fairey enjoys working with the colors black, white, and red. Fairey has constantly shifted between the realms of fine art, commercial art, street art, and even political art.

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