Shepard Fairey- OBEY St Marks Horses Large Format Silkscreen Print by Shepard Fairey- OBEY
Purchase St Marks Horses Large Format Silkscreen Print by Shepard Fairey- OBEY Hand-Pulled 2-Color on 260gsm Modigliani Suede Fine Art Paper Limited Edition Pop Street Art Artwork. 2009 Signed & Numbered Limited Edition of 250 Artwork Size 32.3x26.8 Silkscreen Print In 2009, while attending the 53rd Venice Biennale, Shepard Fairey crafted a limited edition print titled "St. Mark's Horses." The creation of this piece took place during the artist's time in Venice. It was made in collaboration with SMS Venice, an organization dedicated to supporting the city's artistic and architectural heritage. This exclusive print consists of 250 editions, each individually signed and numbered by Fairey. Fairey's works are produced in limited edition series, and owning a signed and numbered print can be a valuable addition to any art collection. His unique style and powerful messages have made him one of his generation's most influential street artists. The St. Marks Horses print features Fairey's iconic style, incorporating propaganda, counterculture, and street art elements. The artwork is centered around the depiction of two horses with a St. Mark's reference, which is likely inspired by the Horses of Saint Mark or the Triumphal Quadriga, a set of Roman bronze statues of four horses that were once part of a monument erected in Constantinople and are now located in Venice, Italy.
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