Government & Politics

11 artworks


  • Gun Culture- Large Format Serigraph Print by Shepard Fairey- OBEY

    Shepard Fairey- OBEY Gun Culture- Large Format Serigraph Print by Shepard Fairey- OBEY

    Gun Culture- 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 captured what at first glance is regarded as an innocent child playing with a toy gun in Greenwich Village, New York, in 1963.

    $4,583.00

  • Sale -36% Merica Ting Art Toy by Sket-One Merica Ting Art Toy by Sket-One

    Sket-One Merica Ting Art Toy by Sket-One

    Merica Ting Limited Edition Vinyl Art Toy Collectible Artwork by street graffiti artist Sket-One. 2021 Box Signed Limited Edition of 150 Artwork Size 7.5 inches Tall Displayed With Box.

    $204.00$131.00

  • War Pigs Silkscreen by Jeff Rial

    Jeff Rial War Pigs Silkscreen by Jeff Rial

    War Pigs 4-Color Hand-Pulled Limited Edition Silkscreen Print on Fine Art Paper by Jeff Rial Rare Street Art Famous Pop Artwork Artist.

    $153.00

  • Barney X Silkscreen Print by Frank Kozik

    Frank Kozik Barney X Silkscreen Print by Frank Kozik

    Barney X 5-Color Hand-Pulled Limited Edition Silkscreen Print on Fine Art Paper by Frank Kozik Rare Street Art Famous Pop Artwork Artist. Barney Malcolm X crossover from the 2014 riots/protests. Barney X Burn Baby Burn ! ! 18″ x 23 14/16″ Designed & Signed by Frank Kozik Limited Edition of 50

    $349.00

  • Sale -15% God Save Us All Giclee Print by Jamie Reid

    Jamie Reid God Save Us All Giclee Print by Jamie Reid

    God Save Us All Artwork Giclee Limited Edition Print on Hand Distressed Art Paper by Pop Culture Graffiti Artist Jamie Reid. Signed: Yes Medium: Giclee, Print Edition Type: Limited Edition Edition Size: 313 Size (cm): 82 x 58 - 32.3in x 22.8 God Save Us All is a timely comment on the state of American politics, as the safety-pinned British figurehead is swapped for a swastika-eyed President Trump. Against a distressed US flag, Reid adds his signature cut-up collage text.

    $692.00$588.00

  • Sale -15% Never Trust A Punk Giclee Print by Jamie Reid

    Jamie Reid Never Trust A Punk Giclee Print by Jamie Reid

    Never Trust A Punk Artwork Giclee Limited Edition Print on 290gsm Hahnemühle Bamboo Paper by Pop Culture Graffiti Artist Jamie Reid. 2019 Signed & Numbered Limited Edition of 300 Artwork Size 32.3x22.8 In the annals of pop culture, graffiti, and street art, Jamie Reid emerges as a luminary, challenging societal norms with his provocative creations. "Never Trust A Punk" stands as a testament to Reid's unparalleled ability to intertwine art with cultural and political discourse. This piece, crafted in 2019, distinctly captures the punk ethos that rose to prominence in the late 1970s, becoming a hallmark of Reid's aesthetic. "Never Trust A Punk" is not merely an artwork but a statement, a proclamation that showcases Reid's characteristic blend of satire, dissent, and visual appeal. The juxtaposition of the iconic Union Jack with a stark portrayal of the British monarch, her eyes concealed, boldly encapsulates the rebellious spirit of the time. The message is clear, echoing sentiments of distrust and rebellion, which were rampant during the punk movement. This artwork holds an even deeper resonance for music enthusiasts and followers of British punk rock. The imagery bears a striking resemblance to that used for the cover of "God Save the Queen" by The Sex Pistols in 1977, a track that stirred controversy and remains emblematic of the punk era. As a limited edition giclee print, only 300 pieces of "Never Trust A Punk" were ever produced. Each print is immaculately rendered on premium 290gsm Hahnemühle bamboo paper, a medium chosen for its ability to capture the vibrancy and detail of the original artwork. Measuring at 32.3 x 22.8 inches, each piece is hand-signed and numbered by Reid, solidifying its authenticity and making it a coveted item for collectors and art enthusiasts alike.

    $692.00$588.00

  • Sale -15% Money and Power- Yellow Silkscreen Print by Cleon Peterson

    Cleon Peterson Money and Power- Yellow Silkscreen Print by Cleon Peterson

    Money and Power- Yellow Hand-Pulled 1-Color Silkscreen Print on Hand Deckled 290gsm Arches Rag Paper by Artist Cleon Peterson Limited Edition Art Artwork. 2022 Signed & Numbered Limited Edition of 75 Artwork Size 18x18 "Money and Power have become primary drivers in the modern world, pushing us toward a corrupt society. The days when our leaders looked out for the people's interests have become a thing of the past—replaced by the strong man who squashes the voices of dissent to set things straight. Money elects leaders; in return, they owe a debt to the people that put them in Power—enacting our new public policy of greed and gangster capitalism. We slowly accept corruption, Law slowly fades away, and people begin to feel like democracy and a fair and equitable society were always just an illusion, a dream from the past that never really even existed." -Cleon Peterson

    $702.00$597.00

  • Sale -15% Money and Power- White Silkscreen Print by Cleon Peterson

    Cleon Peterson Money and Power- White Silkscreen Print by Cleon Peterson

    Money and Power- White Hand-Pulled 1-Color Silkscreen Print on Hand Deckled 290gsm Arches Rag Paper by Artist Cleon Peterson Limited Edition Art Artwork. 2022 Signed & Numbered Limited Edition of 75 Artwork Size 18x18 "Money and Power have become primary drivers in the modern world, pushing us toward a corrupt society. The days when our leaders looked out for the people's interests have become a thing of the past—replaced by the strong man who squashes the voices of dissent to set things straight. Money elects leaders; in return, they owe a debt to the people that put them in Power—enacting our new public policy of greed and gangster capitalism. We slowly accept corruption, Law slowly fades away, and people begin to feel like democracy and a fair and equitable society were always just an illusion, a dream from the past that never really even existed." -Cleon Peterson

    $702.00$597.00

  • Sale -15% Money and Power- Black Silkscreen Print by Cleon Peterson

    Cleon Peterson Money and Power- Black Silkscreen Print by Cleon Peterson

    Money and Power- Black Hand-Pulled 1-Color Silkscreen Print on Hand Deckled 290gsm Arches Rag Paper by Artist Cleon Peterson Limited Edition Art Artwork. 2022 Signed & Numbered Limited Edition of 75 Artwork Size 18x18 "Money and Power have become primary drivers in the modern world, pushing us toward a corrupt society. The days when our leaders looked out for the people's interests have become a thing of the past—replaced by the strong man who squashes the voices of dissent to set things straight. Money elects leaders; in return, they owe a debt to the people that put them in Power—enacting our new public policy of greed and gangster capitalism. We slowly accept corruption, Law slowly fades away, and people begin to feel like democracy and a fair and equitable society were always just an illusion, a dream from the past that never really even existed." -Cleon Peterson

    $702.00$597.00

  • Uncle Scam Ad Flag Giclee Print by Ron English

    Ron English Uncle Scam Ad Flag Giclee Print by Ron English

    Flush Giclee Print by Ron English Artwork Limited Edition Print on Fine Art Paper Graffiti Pop Street Artist. 2022 Signed & Numbered Limited Edition of 30 Artwork Size 37x25 Uncle Scam Ad Flag Giclee Print is a work of art by Ron English, a contemporary American artist known for his thought-provoking, often satirical and subversive street art, paintings, and sculptures. English is famous for creating art that highlights the absurdity of modern society, often blending elements of pop culture, advertising, and politics. In this particular piece, the artist critiques consumerism and the advertising industry by combining elements of the American flag with a caricature of Uncle Sam, who is transformed into "Uncle Scam." The term "Uncle Scam" refers to the idea that the advertising industry often manipulates consumers and promotes excessive materialism, which can be detrimental to society as a whole. A giclee print is a high-quality digital printing method that is capable of producing vivid and detailed reproductions of artwork. This process uses specialized inkjet printers and archival-quality inks, which are applied to various substrates, such as canvas or fine art paper, to create a long-lasting and visually appealing print. The result is a reproduction that retains the original artwork's colors and details, making it a popular choice for artists and collectors alike.

    $1,744.00

  • God Save Margaret Thatchers Children by Billy Childish x Jamie Reid God Save Margaret Thatchers Children by Billy Childish x Jamie Reid

    God Save Margaret Thatchers Children by Billy Childish x Jamie Reid

    God Save Margaret Thatcher Giclee Print Record CD Box Set by Billy Childish x Jamie Reid Artwork Limited Edition Print With Safety-pin On Distressed Fine Art Paper Graffiti Pop Street Artist. 2013 Signed & Numbered Limited Edition of 200 Artwork Size 27.6x20.5 2013 Thatcher's Children Boxed Record CD & Letter Box Set Plus L-13 Brown Bag The collaborative artwork "God Save Margaret Thatcher" by Billy Childish and Jamie Reid is a sharp and provocative commentary rendered through the lens of street pop art and graffiti artwork. The limited edition giclee print, part of a collection that includes a boxed record CD and letter box set, is a fusion of political narrative and artistic expression that captures the cultural zeitgeist of its time. Political Satire and Artistic Expression The giclee print is a bold statement within the pop art movement, a genre known for blurring the lines between high art and popular culture. Billy Childish and Jamie Reid, known for their aggressive aesthetics, use the iconography associated with Margaret Thatcher, the former Prime Minister of the UK, to create a layered discourse on power, policy, and patriotism. The artwork, sized 27.6x20.5 inches, employs the distressed look typical of street art and the precision of fine art printing techniques, with the addition of a safety pin that punctuates the piece with an emblem of punk culture. The image of Thatcher, presented with a stylized rendition of the Union Jack and the phrase "God Save," evokes the nationalistic fervor and divisive politics of her era. The choice of giclee printing ensures that each piece in the limited edition of 200 retains the vibrancy and detail of the original work, making it not just a political statement but also a collector's item. Reid and Childish's Distinctive Styles Jamie Reid, famously associated with the punk rock band the Sex Pistols, brings his characteristic ransom-note typography to the collaboration, complementing Childish's raw and expressive style. The layered text over Thatcher's image creates a visual cacophony that mirrors the social and political turbulence associated with her tenure as Prime Minister. The aesthetics of the print are reminiscent of Reid's work on album covers, while Childish's influence is evident in the vibrant and unrefined quality of the imagery. This limited edition print, signed and numbered by the artists, is a testament to their shared ethos of challenging authority and convention through art. The use of distressed fine art paper adds a layer of authenticity, emulating the ephemeral nature of street art and graffiti while simultaneously offering the permanence of fine art. Boxed Record CD and Letter Box Set Accompanying the giclee print is the "Thatcher's Children" boxed record CD and letter box set, an extension of the narrative explored in the print. This set, a combination of visual art and music, encapsulates the multifaceted approach to storytelling that both Childish and Reid employ. Including music and the written word with the optical components enriches the dialogue initiated by the print, offering a more immersive experience of the artwork's thematic content. Cultural Packaging: The L-13 Brown Bag The entire collection is presented in an L-13 brown bag, a packaging choice that is both practical and symbolic. The unassuming brown bag, often associated with the bland transportation of goods, is a vessel for transporting powerful artistic and political statements. The L-13 stamp on the bag indicates the involvement of the L-13 Light Industrial Workshop, known for supporting avant-garde and counter-culture artists, further aligning the collection with the spirit of rebellion and dissent. Significance in Modern Art The "God Save Margaret Thatcher" giclee print and accompanying items hold a significant place in the narrative of modern art. They represent a confluence of street art's accessibility, pop art's use of popular imagery, and the personal touch of graffiti art. The collection is not only a reflection of the political climate of the 1980s but also a timeless exploration of the power dynamics and societal structures that continue to shape contemporary discourse. Billy Childish and Jamie Reid's collaborative effort in creating the "God Save Margaret Thatcher" collection is a masterful blend of street pop art and graffiti artwork that resonates with cultural and political relevance. The print's limited edition nature, the giclee medium's quality, and the boxed set's comprehensive nature all contribute to the collection's appeal as a significant piece of art history and a poignant commentary on the social and political landscape.

    $1,282.00

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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