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Rise Above Barbwire Flower letterpress print (Set of two)

Rise Above Barbwire Flower letterpress print (Set of two)

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Artist: Shepard Fairey

Dimensions: (print) 10 x 13 inches

Medium:  Letterpress on cream cotton paper with hand-deckled edges.

Provenance: Signed by Shepard Fairey, comes with a digital Certificate of Authenticity provided by Verisart. Obey publishing chop in lower left corner.

Edition: Numbered edition of 250. (Xxx/250)

Year: 2022

Condition: Excellent

About the print:

The Rise Above Barbwire Flower letterpress print is inspired by the Black Flag song “Rise Above” as well as the philosophy to rise above pettiness and fight against injustice no matter how difficult things may be. The flowers growing from the barbwire symbolizes positive growth out of an oppressive situation. Hope and perseverance lift us while fear and anger drag us down. RISE ABOVE we’re gonna RISE ABOVE!


About The Framing and Mounting

This is framed using our chunky black frame (1.5″ wide by 1″ tall) 18.5 x 28″
The prints are a raised float mount with a 2.5″ margin on jet black. It uses 5/8th” natural white spacers + UV Glass.


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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