Government & Politics

12 artworks


  • Sale -15% Freedom For Humanity Chrome Serigraph Print by Mear One

    Mear One Freedom For Humanity Chrome Serigraph Print by Mear One

    Freedom For Humanity- Chrome Limited Edition Serigraph Print with Chrome Foil on Hand-Deckled 290gsm Coventry Rag Fine Art Paper by Mear One Graffiti Street Artist Modern Pop Art. 2016 Signed & Numbered Limited Edition of 20 Artwork Size 20x27 "This piece, 'Freedom For Humanity,' symbolizes the attitude we should be taking regarding our rights as human beings. It's a play on George Orwell's 'Newspeak' from his novel 1984, where he combines and condenses words to create a new language. Language is so important for understanding what it means to be truly free. Yet, it is constantly being eroded, redefined, and replaced to suit the corporations and superficial consumer pop-culture trends for profit. People need translation out of our current language based on greed towards a more meaningful and insightful existence, using language based on our humanity, sharing, and cooperation. I want to inspire critical thought on the implementation of 'Newspeak' in our current Orwellian, media-blitzed reality." - Mear One. Dissecting' Freedom For Humanity' by Mear One Mear One has established himself as a consequential artist in street pop art and graffiti artwork, with "Freedom For Humanity" being one of his most compelling works. This Chrome Limited Edition Serigraph Print is more than a mere aesthetic indulgence; it is a testament to the artist's impassioned plea for linguistic and intellectual freedom. Limited to a series of just twenty signed and numbered pieces, the 2016 artwork, sized 20x27 inches, is printed on hand-deckled 290gsm Coventry Rag Fine Art Paper. This choice underscores the premium quality and the exclusiveness of the print. The Semantic Revolution Embodied in Art Mear One's creation is an interplay of visual and verbal languages, a critical response to the perversion of words in our contemporary society. This piece reflects not just Orwell's concept of 'Newspeak' but a broader commentary on the state of language and its role in human freedom. The artist's use of chromatic intensity and stark contrasts on the fine art paper is an eye-catching element of modern pop art and serves as a metaphor for the clarity and vibrancy that should accompany human communication. The central figure, a striking representation of defiance, holds a sign that boldly demands "Freedom for Humanity," symbolizing the fight against the manipulation of language by corporate and political forces. Mear One's message is clear: the erosion of language and the commodification of words for profit and power threaten the very fabric of our society. The artist seeks to inspire a reevaluation of how language is wielded and perceived in the modern age. His work implores us to transcend a lexicon rooted in greed and forge one grounded in our collective humanity. The message is a rallying cry for cooperation, sharing, and a reassessment of our values as a civilization. Embracing a New Lexicon for Human Empowerment The artwork bridges street art's raw expressiveness and the sophisticated discourse on human liberties. "Freedom For Humanity" is not merely Mear One's call to action; it is an invitation to introspect on the corporatization of our language and, by extension, our thoughts and freedoms. Through his serigraph, Mear One channels the power of Street Pop Art and graffiti Artwork to ignite conversation and drive change. The piece doesn't just hang on a wall; it stands on the front lines of cultural discourse, challenging the viewer to break free from the Orwellian shackles of modern-day 'Newspeak.' Ultimately, "Freedom For Humanity" is a symbolic manifesto in art form. It is a reminder of the potency of words and the significance of their liberation. Mear One has contributed a visually stunning piece to the realm of Street Pop Art and graffiti Artwork and embedded a profound message of liberation and unity within it. His work stands as a beacon for those who seek to understand the true meaning of freedom in a world where language is continually at risk of being co-opted by those in power.

    $771.00$655.00

  • 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

  • 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

  • Voting Rights- Large Format Serigraph Print by Shepard Fairey- OBEY

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

    Voting 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 photograph of Fannie Lee Chaney captures the day she found out her son, James Chaney, and two of his friends died at the hands of the Ku Klux Klan for registering African Americans to vote.

    $4,583.00

  • Two Americas- Large Format Serigraph Print by Shepard Fairey- OBEY

    Shepard Fairey- OBEY Two Americas- Large Format Serigraph Print by Shepard Fairey- OBEY

    Two Americas- 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 photograph of a coal mining family in Hazard, Kentucky, taken while he lived with them, says a lot with what it shows, which is a mother and two children huddled together in support of each other, but it says just as much with what it lacks. There is a conspicuous absence of material necessities and a father. I don't know whether the father was working in a coal mine when the photograph was taken or had potentially died young because of the health risks of working under dangerous conditions, but it is clear that the family is struggling and lacking.

    $4,583.00

  • Sale -15% Useless Idiot- White Serigraph Print by Cleon Peterson

    Cleon Peterson Useless Idiot- White Serigraph Print by Cleon Peterson

    Useless Idiot- White Limited Edition Hand Pulled 2-Color Serigraph Print on 290gsm Coventry Rag Paper with Deckled Edges by Cleon Peterson Graffiti Street Artist Modern Pop Art. Size: 18 x 24 Date: 2019 Condition: NEW Artist: Cleon Peterson Hand-pulled black & red screen prints. Printed on 290gsm Coventry Rag paper with deckled edges. Each print is signed and numbered. Limited Edition of 150 The art of Peterson has a strong anti-establishment character and anger, as a creative force, is present throughout most of his artworks. The subject of anger is the artist and with his work, he is turning against society’s deepest weariness and malaise. This LA-based artist is the mastermind behind a series of dystopic artworks paintings, prints, sculptures and murals, exhibited in the US, Europe, and Asia.

    $702.00$597.00

  • Know Your Rights Large Format Serigraph Print by Shepard Fairey- OBEY

    Shepard Fairey- OBEY Know Your Rights Large Format Serigraph Print by Shepard Fairey- OBEY

    Know Your Rights- Large Format Limited Edition Hand Pulled 1-Color Serigraph Print on Varnished 100% Cotton Rag Archival Paper with hand-deckled edges by Shepard Fairey Graffiti Street Artist Modern Pop Art. 2014 Signed & Numbered Serigraph Artwork 42 x 42 inchesAugust 21, 201. 42 x 42 Large Format Serigraph.1 Color printed on Varnished 100% Cotton Rag Archival Paper. "Know Your Rights" is a commanding serigraph by Shepard Fairey, an artist who has cemented his place in the contemporary art scene through works that intertwine the ethos of street art with the aesthetic of modern pop art. This piece, released on August 21, 2014, is particularly noteworthy not only for its bold political message but also for the meticulous craftsmanship that goes into the production of each print. As an extensive format work, measuring an impressive 42 x 42 inches, it makes an indelible mark on the viewer, both through its scale and its strikingly stark one-color presentation on varnished 100% cotton rag archival paper, complete with hand-deckled edges. Shepard Fairey is renowned for blending fine art with the raw, in-your-face quality of street art and graffiti, and "Know Your Rights" is a prime example of this synthesis. The piece is anchored by a central image featuring an open book titled "THE FUTURE IS UNWRITTEN," encapsulating a message of empowerment and the potential for change. This is framed by laurels and a lit torch, evoking classic motifs that signify victory, knowledge, and enlightenment. The bordering texts "OBEY PROPAGANDA" and "KNOW YOUR RIGHTS" play into Fairey's recurring themes of propaganda, control, and the dissemination of information, urging the viewer to question authority and the narratives they are presented with. Each print in this limited edition is signed and numbered by Fairey, signifying its authenticity and connection to the artist's hand. The decision to use a one-color palette speaks to the work's assertive simplicity and Fairey's skill in using contrast and texture to convey depth and resonance. It's a technique that mirrors his street art roots, where messages must be given quickly and memorably. The serigraph process, a labor-intensive method of screen printing, ensures that each impression is of the highest quality, with the varnishing on the cotton rag paper adding a durable, tactile finish that also enhances the visual impact. "Know Your Rights" stands as a powerful statement in Fairey's oeuvre, reflecting his social and political advocacy rendered through his distinct pop art lens. This artwork resonates with the immediacy of street art and carries the weight of historical art traditions, bridging contemporary concerns with timeless expressions of resistance and hope.

    $5,000.00

  • Sale -15% Che Green Serigraph Print by Ernesto Yerena Montejano- Hecho Con Ganas

    Ernesto Yerena Montejano- Hecho Con Ganas Che Green Serigraph Print by Ernesto Yerena Montejano- Hecho Con Ganas

    Che- Green Limited Edition Hand Pulled 3-Color Serigraph Print on 320gsm Coventry Rag Paper by Ernesto Yerena Graffiti Street Artist Modern Pop Art. 2009 Signed & Numbered Limited Edition of 100 Size 31.25x22.25 Title: “Che” (GREEN) Artist: ERNESTO YERENA Medium: SERIGRAPH Colors: 3 Substrate: COVENTRY RAG 320 GSM Edge: DECKLED Paper Size: 31.25″ x 22.25” Live Art Size: 27” x 18.25”

    $850.00$723.00

  • Sale -15% Fidel Red Serigraph Print by Ernesto Yerena Montejano- Hecho Con Ganas

    Ernesto Yerena Montejano- Hecho Con Ganas Fidel Red Serigraph Print by Ernesto Yerena Montejano- Hecho Con Ganas

    Fidel- Red Limited Edition Hand Pulled Varnished 3-Color Serigraph Print on Deckled 320gsm Coventry Rag Paper by Ernesto Yerena Graffiti street artist modern pop art. 2009 Signed & Numbered Limited Edition of 100 Hand Deckled & Varnished Artwork Size 31.25x22.25 "Fidel" (Red) stands as a testament to the profound talent and artistic prowess of Ernesto Yerena, a notable figure in the world of modern pop art, street art, and graffiti art. This piece, which was masterfully crafted in 2009, is a limited edition serigraph print, meaning that every stroke and nuance of color has been manually pressed onto 320gsm Coventry Rag Paper. This choice of substrate is significant as Coventry Rag is revered for its luxurious feel and superior durability, ensuring that the vibrancy of Yerena's creation remains intact over time. The "Fidel" (Green) print is an explosion of three distinct colors, combined in a way that showcases Yerena's unique ability to convey depth and emotion through minimalistic color palettes. This serigraph also boasts of hand-deckled edges, an intricate touch that adds an element of raw authenticity to the piece. The paper's dimensions stretch to an impressive 31.25" x 22.25", while the live art itself graces a space of 27" x 18.25", providing ample room for the artist's vision to unfold. Each piece is individually signed and numbered by Yerena, marking its exclusivity as only 100 of these prints exist. What further elevates the significance of "Fidel" (Green) is the expertise that went behind its production. The print was brought to life by Modern Multiples in 2009, a reputable print studio known for its high-quality work. Guided by the watchful eyes of Richard Duardo, a renowned artist and master printer, the process ensured that Yerena's vision was faithfully translated onto paper. This meticulous oversight and collaboration signify the blend of passion, precision, and artistic vision that modern pop and street art represents. Through "Fidel" (Red), Ernesto Yerena has undoubtedly etched an indelible mark in the annals of contemporary art.

    $731.00$621.00

  • AK-47 Lotus- Large Format Serigraph Print by Shepard Fairey- OBEY

    Shepard Fairey- OBEY AK-47 Lotus- Large Format Serigraph Print by Shepard Fairey- OBEY

    AK-47 Lotus- Large Format Limited Edition Hand Pulled 4-Color Serigraph Print on Custom Cotton Coventry Rag Paper by Graffiti Street Artist Shepard Fairey. 2022 Signed & Numbered Limited Edition of 100 Artwork Size 30x41 In the rich tapestry of modern art, the AR-15 Lily serigraph by Shepard Fairey holds a distinct place. A contemporary masterpiece, this large-format print, sized at an impressive 30x41, is a testament to Fairey's impeccable craftsmanship and profound insight into social issues. A product of the year 2022, the AR-15 Lily, alongside its counterpart, the AK-47 Lotus, reflects Fairey's inspiration from the iconic Vietnam War protesters. These brave souls, in a symbolic gesture of peace, would insert flowers into the gun barrels of the National Guard, who were present to curtail their passionate calls for peace. Shepard Fairey, a renowned graffiti street artist, is known for intertwining pop culture, street art, and pressing social issues in his works, and this piece is no exception. His choice of a 4-color serigraph technique for this limited edition of 100 pieces exudes exclusivity and class. The print, meticulously crafted on Custom Cotton Coventry Rag Paper, evokes feelings of nostalgia and the age-old conflict between violence and peace. Fairey’s perspective, as he expresses, is deeply pacifistic. His work is not just an artistic expression but a call for diplomacy and harmony, both on international terrains and domestic fronts. While he does not challenge the Second Amendment, his emphasis is on reducing unnecessary deaths due to gun violence. In a world where the lines between art and activism often blur, Fairey's commitment to supporting causes shines through. A portion of the proceeds from this artwork, for instance, aids Brady United, an organization dedicated to preventing gun violence. The AR-15 Lily is not just a piece of art; it's a bold statement, a call for reflection, and a testament to Fairey’s unwavering commitment to promoting peace. "The AK-47 Lotus and AR-15 Lily large format serigraphs are inspired by Vietnam War protesters who would put flowers in the gun barrels of the National Guard who were brought in to suppress their protests for peace. I’m a pacifist, whether that means finding diplomatic solutions to prevent and avoid war internationally or finding diplomatic solutions to prevent and avoid gun violence at home. I’m not anti- Second Amendment, so trolls can calm down… I’m not interested in macho blathering, I just want fewer people to die unnecessarily. Brady United is doing good work preventing gun violence so they will receive a portion of proceeds from these two prints. Thanks for caring.⁠" -Shepard Fairey

    $4,583.00

  • AR-15 Lily- Large Format Serigraph Print by Shepard Fairey- OBEY

    Shepard Fairey- OBEY AR-15 Lily- Large Format Serigraph Print by Shepard Fairey- OBEY

    AR-15 Lily- Large Format Limited Edition Hand Pulled 4-Color Serigraph Print on Custom Cotton Coventry Rag Paper by Graffiti Street Artist Shepard Fairey. 2022 Signed & Numbered Limited Edition of 100 Artwork Size 30x41 In the rich tapestry of modern art, the AR-15 Lily serigraph by Shepard Fairey holds a distinct place. A contemporary masterpiece, this large-format print, sized at an impressive 30x41, is a testament to Fairey's impeccable craftsmanship and profound insight into social issues. A product of the year 2022, the AR-15 Lily, alongside its counterpart, the AK-47 Lotus, reflects Fairey's inspiration from the iconic Vietnam War protesters. These brave souls, in a symbolic gesture of peace, would insert flowers into the gun barrels of the National Guard, who were present to curtail their passionate calls for peace. Shepard Fairey, a renowned graffiti street artist, is known for intertwining pop culture, street art, and pressing social issues in his works, and this piece is no exception. His choice of a 4-color serigraph technique for this limited edition of 100 pieces exudes exclusivity and class. The print, meticulously crafted on Custom Cotton Coventry Rag Paper, evokes feelings of nostalgia and the age-old conflict between violence and peace. Fairey’s perspective, as he expresses, is deeply pacifistic. His work is not just an artistic expression but a call for diplomacy and harmony, both on international terrains and domestic fronts. While he does not challenge the Second Amendment, his emphasis is on reducing unnecessary deaths due to gun violence. In a world where the lines between art and activism often blur, Fairey's commitment to supporting causes shines through. A portion of the proceeds from this artwork, for instance, aids Brady United, an organization dedicated to preventing gun violence. The AR-15 Lily is not just a piece of art; it's a bold statement, a call for reflection, and a testament to Fairey’s unwavering commitment to promoting peace. "The AK-47 Lotus and AR-15 Lily large format serigraphs are inspired by Vietnam War protesters who would put flowers in the gun barrels of the National Guard who were brought in to suppress their protests for peace. I’m a pacifist, whether that means finding diplomatic solutions to prevent and avoid war internationally or finding diplomatic solutions to prevent and avoid gun violence at home. I’m not anti- Second Amendment, so trolls can calm down… I’m not interested in macho blathering, I just want fewer people to die unnecessarily. Brady United is doing good work preventing gun violence so they will receive a portion of proceeds from these two prints. Thanks for caring.⁠" -Shepard Fairey

    $4,583.00

  • Sale -15% Fidel Green Serigraph Print by Ernesto Yerena Montejano- Hecho Con Ganas

    Ernesto Yerena Montejano- Hecho Con Ganas Fidel Green Serigraph Print by Ernesto Yerena Montejano- Hecho Con Ganas

    Fidel- Green Limited Edition Hand Pulled Varnished 3-Color Serigraph Print on Deckled 320gsm Coventry Rag Paper by Ernesto Yerena Graffiti street artist modern pop art. 2010 Signed & Numbered Limited Edition of 50 Hand Deckled & Varnished Artwork Size 31.25x22.25 "Fidel" (Green) stands as a testament to the profound talent and artistic prowess of Ernesto Yerena, a notable figure in the world of modern pop art, street art, and graffiti art. This piece, which was masterfully crafted in 2010, is a limited edition serigraph print, meaning that every stroke and nuance of color has been manually pressed onto 320gsm Coventry Rag Paper. This choice of substrate is significant as Coventry Rag is revered for its luxurious feel and superior durability, ensuring that the vibrancy of Yerena's creation remains intact over time. The "Fidel" (Green) print is an explosion of three distinct colors, combined in a way that showcases Yerena's unique ability to convey depth and emotion through minimalistic color palettes. This serigraph also boasts of hand-deckled edges, an intricate touch that adds an element of raw authenticity to the piece. The paper's dimensions stretch to an impressive 31.25" x 22.25", while the live art itself graces a space of 27" x 18.25", providing ample room for the artist's vision to unfold. Each piece is individually signed and numbered by Yerena, marking its exclusivity as only 50 of these prints exist. What further elevates the significance of "Fidel" (Green) is the expertise that went behind its production. The print was brought to life by Modern Multiples in 2010, a reputable print studio known for its high-quality work. Guided by the watchful eyes of Richard Duardo, a renowned artist and master printer, the process ensured that Yerena's vision was faithfully translated onto paper. This meticulous oversight and collaboration signify the blend of passion, precision, and artistic vision that modern pop and street art represents. Through "Fidel" (Green), Ernesto Yerena has undoubtedly etched an indelible mark in the annals of contemporary art.

    $946.00$804.00

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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