Government & Politics

7 artworks


  • Eyes On The King Verdict Silkscreen Print by Shepard Fairey- OBEY

    Shepard Fairey- OBEY Eyes On The King Verdict Silkscreen Print by Shepard Fairey- OBEY

    Eyes On The King Verdict 4-Color Hand-Pulled Limited Edition Silkscreen Print on Fine Speckletone Art Paper by Shepard Fairey x Ted Soqui Rare Street Art OBEY Pop Artwork Artist. 2022 Signed by Shepard Fairey & Ted Soqui, Numbered 18x24 inches. Screenprint on thick cream Speckletone paper. Numbered edition of 600. "I based this “Eyes on the King Verdict” print on photos taken by Ted Soqui during the LA riots of spring 1992. Ted has a long history of photographing activists and protests, which began after the “not guilty” verdicts on April 29, 1992, for the four officers who severely beat Rodney King. I especially love the central pic of a young woman protester in a Malcolm X hat contemplating the scene. I think it is important to consider the symbolic weight of the Rodney King verdict and the emotional impact on communities of color seeking justice and accountability. At the time, 30 years ago, I remember feeling enraged that such a blatant act of police brutality was going unpunished when it was captured on video. It is heartbreaking how frequently similar acts of violence and abuse of power by law enforcement have gone unpunished, even when caught on camera. I don’t ever condone violence or looting, but I understand why LA erupted in riots and protests after the King verdict. When people feel that the American system has failed them repeatedly, things can reach a boiling point. The urge to protest injustice and the right to do so are legitimate, even if looting is not legitimate. The LA riots were a tragic mixture. However, beware of those who try to conflate protest with “criminal agitation” or “inciting a riot.” When the system fails the people, it is nothing short of patriotic for the people to protest for a solution. Ted Soqui and I both signed the “Eyes on the King Verdict” print.” – Shepard

    $421.00

  • Workers Rights Large Format Serigraph Print by Shepard Fairey OBEY

    Shepard Fairey- OBEY Workers Rights Large Format Serigraph Print by Shepard Fairey OBEY

    Workers Rights- Large Format Limited Edition Hand Pulled 4-Color Serigraph Print on Varnished 100% Cotton Rag Archival Paper with hand-deckled edges by Shepard Fairey Graffiti Street Artist Modern Pop Art. 4-Color Serigraph on Varnished 100% Cotton Rag Archival Paper. 30 x 40 inches. Signed by Shepard Fairey. Numbered edition of 100. Jim Marshall's photo was taken at the California State Capitol in Sacramento after Ces One- Rob Provenzano ar Chavez completed his 300-mile march in support of farmworkers' rights. Jim captured Chavez in a pose that suggests the vision and leadership that he truly embodied.

    $4,583.00

  • Dead Che SDCC Orange Signed Vinyl Bust Sculpture by Frank Kozik Dead Che SDCC Orange Signed Vinyl Bust Sculpture by Frank Kozik

    Frank Kozik Dead Che SDCC Orange Signed Vinyl Bust Sculpture by Frank Kozik

    Dead Che SDCC Orange Signed Vinyl Bust Sculpture by Frank Kozik Limited Edition Modern Pop Graffiti Street Art Artwork. 2010 Signed on Box & Dated Limited Edition of 50 Artwork Sculpture Size 10x16 2010 San Diego Comic Con SDCC California Orange Variant. The "Dead Che Orange Vinyl Bust Sculpture" by Frank Kozik is a captivating contemporary interpretation of the iconic revolutionary figure, Che Guevara. Crafted in vibrant orange vinyl, the bust showcases Kozik's unique blend of pop culture and political commentary. It features an intricately designed skeletal face, reflecting the title 'Dead Che', with meticulous attention to detail in the sculpting. This piece is a standout work of art that confronts viewers with a stark, bold exploration of history, revolution, and mortality. As with many of Kozik's creations, it serves as a provocative commentary on the ephemerality of life and the enduring impact of iconic figures.

    $689.00

  • Dead Che SDCC Purple Signed Vinyl Bust Sculpture by Frank Kozik

    Frank Kozik Dead Che SDCC Purple Signed Vinyl Bust Sculpture by Frank Kozik

    Dead Che Purple Signed Vinyl Bust Sculpture by Frank Kozik Limited Edition Modern Pop Graffiti Street Art Artwork. 2010 Signed on Box & Dated Limited Edition of 50 Artwork Sculpture Size 10x16 2010 Purple Che Variant. The "Dead Che Purple Vinyl Bust Sculpture" by Frank Kozik is a captivating contemporary interpretation of the iconic revolutionary figure, Che Guevara. Crafted in vibrant purple vinyl, the bust showcases Kozik's unique blend of pop culture and political commentary. It features an intricately designed skeletal face, reflecting the title 'Dead Che', with meticulous attention to detail in the sculpting. This piece is a standout work of art that confronts viewers with a stark, bold exploration of history, revolution, and mortality. As with many of Kozik's creations, it serves as a provocative commentary on the ephemerality of life and the enduring impact of iconic figures.

    $689.00

  • Dead Che SDCC Orange Vinyl Bust Sculpture by Frank Kozik Dead Che SDCC Orange Vinyl Bust Sculpture by Frank Kozik

    Frank Kozik Dead Che SDCC Orange Vinyl Bust Sculpture by Frank Kozik

    Dead Che SDCC Orange Vinyl Bust Sculpture by Frank Kozik Limited Edition Modern Pop Graffiti Street Art Artwork. 2010 Limited Edition of 50 Artwork Sculpture Size 10x16 2010 San Diego Comic Con SDCC California Orange Variant. The "Dead Che Orange Vinyl Bust Sculpture" by Frank Kozik is a captivating contemporary interpretation of the iconic revolutionary figure, Che Guevara. Crafted in vibrant orange vinyl, the bust showcases Kozik's unique blend of pop culture and political commentary. It features an intricately designed skeletal face, reflecting the title 'Dead Che', with meticulous attention to detail in the sculpting. This piece is a standout work of art that confronts viewers with a stark, bold exploration of history, revolution, and mortality. As with many of Kozik's creations, it serves as a provocative commentary on the ephemerality of life and the enduring impact of iconic figures.

    $562.00

  • UTLA- Stand With LA Teachers Silkscreen Print by Ernesto Yerena Montejano- Hecho Con Ganas

    Ernesto Yerena Montejano- Hecho Con Ganas UTLA- Stand With LA Teachers Silkscreen Print by Ernesto Yerena Montejano- Hecho Con Ganas

    UTLA- Stand With LA Teachers 3-Color Hand-Pulled Limited Edition Silkscreen Print on Fine Art Paper by Ernesto Yerena Montejano (Hecho Con Ganas) Famous Mexican-American Pop Artwork Artist. 2019 Signed & Numbered Limited Edition of 300 Size 18x24 Embodying the spirit of advocacy and the essence of communal solidarity, Ernesto Yerena Montejano's "Stand With LA Teachers" emerges as a powerful example of art as a vessel for social message and cultural identity. This 2019 limited edition silkscreen print is a visual anthem created to support the Los Angeles teachers' fight for student rights, aptly produced under the artist's studio moniker Hecho Con Ganas. Each of the 300 signed and numbered prints, sized at 18x24 inches and pulled by hand, captures the enthusiasm of the United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) movement, celebrating educators' roles as pillars in the democratic framework. Yerena Montejano, widely recognized for his Mexican-American pop artwork, weaves together vibrant hues and bold graphic lines to craft a visage that is as evocative as it is iconic. This piece showcases a harmonious blend of reds, yellows, and teals—colors traditionally symbolizing passion, energy, and clarity. These colors leap from the fine art paper, igniting a sense of urgency and unity in support of the educational community. His style echoes the sentiments of classic pop art with a contemporary twist, making his work an intersection of fine art and street art. What sets this artwork apart in pop and graffiti art is its unmistakable purpose. It's not just an image but a declaration, a call to the public to recognize the crucial role that educators play in shaping the future. The striking image of a teacher in this print embodies the dedication and resilience of those in the profession. At the same time, the textual message “Community Schools Build Democracy” underscores the belief in education as a foundational element of societal progress. "Stand With LA Teachers" stands as more than a mere decorative piece; it's a historical timestamp and a socio-political tool that bridges the world of art with the concrete realities of educational activism. Montejano's work reverberates through the landscape of pop art, carrying with it the voices of educators and the strength of community-based advocacy.

    $364.00

  • Anarchy Symbol Pink Art Toy by Frank Kozik

    Frank Kozik Anarchy Symbol Pink Art Toy by Frank Kozik

    Anarchy Symbol- SDCC Pink Limited Edition Vinyl Art Toy Collectible Artwork by street graffiti artist Frank Kozik. Pink San Deigo Comic-Con Exclusive from Jumango

    $234.00

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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