Government & Politics

3 artworks


  • Open Minds Silkscreen Print by Shepard Fairey- OBEY

    Shepard Fairey- OBEY Open Minds Silkscreen Print by Shepard Fairey- OBEY

    Open Minds 4-Color Hand-Pulled Limited Edition Silkscreen Print on Cream Speckletone Art Paper by Shepard Fairey Rare Street Art OBEY Pop Artwork Artist. Signed & Numbered Screen Print OPEN MINDS 36 inches by 24 inches Edition of 675 February 3, 2022 Handling Creases to Bottom Left & Right Margins. This “Open Minds” print references the language used by the powerful fuel industry lobby to soften political and public resistance to fracking. Fracking is a form of gas extraction which beyond the carbon impact of the gas itself, contaminates groundwater, pollutes the air, and creates strains on water resources because of the high volume of water required for the fracking process. Open-mindedness about any of those detrimental impacts of fracking and other fossil fuel extraction is absurd if one cares about the environment, air and water quality, and global warming. Powerful corporations and their lobbyists spend exorbitant sums to distract from and discredit the science-based conversation about the environment. I’m all for open minds and open eyes when it comes to putting science and the welfare of the planet before corporate profits. A portion of the proceeds from this print will benefit Greenpeace to support its work to enhance environmental protections and combat climate change. – Shepard

    $412.99

  • Swan Song Silkscreen Print by Shepard Fairey- OBEY

    Shepard Fairey- OBEY Swan Song Silkscreen Print by Shepard Fairey- OBEY

    Swan Song Silkscreen Print by Shepard Fairey- OBEY Hand-Pulled 4-Color on Speckletone Fine Art Paper Limited Edition Pop Street Art Artwork. 2023 Signed & Numbered Limited Edition of 550 Size 36x24 Silkscreen Print The Swan Song print is a depiction of the precarious state of nature's delicate balance, with numerous species declining, eco-systems teetering on the brink of collapse, and climate scientists warning that time is running out to avert environmental consequences that could render zones inhabitable for millions. While certain groups may suffer more than others, this issue is universal as we all have an impact on both the problems and solutions. Unfortunately, the conscientious habits of individuals alone are insufficient to solve the problem. Unless corporations are pressured and regulated, they will continue to prioritize profits over the planet's health. The piece contains a news clipping revealing that Exxon-Mobile has known for over 40 years, based on their own internal scientific research, that burning fossil fuels is causing global warming, yet they concealed this information and publicly denied the impact of fossil fuels on climate change. A portion of the print's proceeds will be donated to Greenpeace USA to support their efforts to combat climate change. The Speckletone paper used in the print is made from recycled materials. Thank you for your concern.

    $621.99

  • Sale -30% Emperors of the North Watch the Clock Silkscreen Print by Tim Doyle

    Tim Doyle Emperors of the North Watch the Clock Silkscreen Print by Tim Doyle

    Emperors of the North Watch the Clock 7-Color Hand-Pulled Limited Edition Silkscreen Print on Classic Crest White Paper by Tim Doyle Rare Street Art Famous Pop Artwork Artist. Emperors of the North Watch the Clock by Tim Doyle Limited Edition of 150 each (signed & numbered) 7-color screenprint on classic Crest White 36" x 18" Printed by Nakatomi Inc. "The idea of rising sea levels, and the animals of the sea (mythic or otherwise) coming into areas they aren't normally seen is fascinating to me" -Tim Doyle

    $253.00$177.00

Government & Politics Street Pop Art & Graffiti Artwork

Artistic Commentary on Government and Politics in Street Pop Art

Street pop art and graffiti artwork have long served as a visual language for political discourse and social commentary. The inherently public and accessible nature of these art forms makes them powerful tools for artists to express their views on government and politics. Whether splashed across city walls or displayed in galleries, these works often reflect the artists' perspectives on the political climate, societal issues, and power dynamics. The relationship between government and politics and street pop art is symbiotic. On one hand, the art form often thrives under the radar of official scrutiny, its rebellious streak a response to perceived overreach or authoritarian tendencies. On the other hand, it can serve as a sanctioned medium for political messaging, especially in more liberal societies that embrace public art as a form of civic engagement. Artists utilize this platform to spark debate, challenge authority, and inspire political action, sometimes at significant personal risk.

The Impact of Street Art on Political Expression

Street art's ability to reach a broad audience outside of traditional art venues makes it an incredibly effective means of political expression. Murals and installations often become local landmarks, drawing attention to the issues they portray and making political discourse a part of everyday life. The visual strategies employed by street artists—such as parody, satire, and symbolism—can distill complex political messages into impactful imagery that resonates with the viewer on an intuitive level. The political influence of street pop art and graffiti can be seen in its use by movements seeking to democratize public space and challenge dominant narratives. The art form's agility in adapting to the changing political landscape allows it to address immediate concerns and react to current events faster than traditional forms of political commentary. Its impact is magnified by the advent of social media, where images of political street art can go viral, reaching international audiences and becoming symbols of resistance and solidarity.

Street Pop Art as a Chronicle of Political Change

Over the decades, street pop art has chronicled the ebb and flow of political change from the protest movements of the 1960s to the present day. It often provides historical snapshots of the public sentiment during times of political upheaval. In societies undergoing rapid transformation or conflict, street art can document the aspirations and frustrations of the populace, often serving as a barometer for social tension. This art form also raises questions about the ownership and use of public space. By taking art out of the private realm and into the communal, street artists challenge the idea that government and authorities have ultimate control over visual and cultural expressions in public areas. This act of reclaiming space is a political statement, affirming the right to free expression and participation in the civic dialogue.
In summary, street pop art and graffiti artwork occupy a unique position at the intersection of art, politics, and public discourse. By engaging directly with the community and utilizing public spaces as canvases, these art forms democratize access to political expression and empower individuals and movements to communicate their messages powerfully and poignantly. As governments and politics evolve, so will the art that reflects and often challenges them, maintaining its role as a vital voice in the ongoing conversation about power, policy, and the people.

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