Jolly Roger

2 artworks

  • Resist Colonialism Silkscreen Print by Ernesto Yerena Montejano- Hecho Con Ganas

    Ernesto Yerena Montejano- Hecho Con Ganas Resist Colonialism Silkscreen Print by Ernesto Yerena Montejano- Hecho Con Ganas

    Resist Colonialism 2-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 100 Size 18x24 "Resist Colonialism" is a commanding visual statement by Ernesto Yerena Montejano, a name synonymous with vibrant expressions of cultural identity and political activism within the contemporary art scene. This 2-color hand-pulled limited edition silkscreen print, produced under his studio label Hecho Con Ganas, captures the essence of resistance against colonial powers and their historical narratives. Created in 2019, it is a testament to Yerena Montejano's dedication to fusing art with social commentary. The artwork, sized at 18x24 inches, is a limited edition with only 100 signed and numbered pieces, adding an exclusive aspect to its acquisition. The artist's Mexican-American heritage profoundly influences the imagery and themes present in his works, and "Resist Colonialism" is no exception. The stark contrast of the red and black ink, a hallmark of silkscreen printing, resonates with the simplicity yet power of revolutionary posters, echoing the visual language of protest and propaganda throughout history. Yerena Montejano's choice of symbols, juxtaposing a pirate ship bearing both the emblems of hazardous material and the iconic skull and crossbones, underscores the danger and death associated with colonial conquests. The backdrop, an unyielding red circle, could be interpreted as a reference to the rising sun, symbolizing a new dawn of awareness and opposition to colonialism. The inclusion of the raised fist, a universal sign of solidarity and resistance, further amplifies the print’s message, urging onlookers to acknowledge past transgressions and take a stand against the lingering effects of colonialism. This piece of art resonates within the pop art, street art, and graffiti art movements due to its accessible yet poignant visual language. It uses the aesthetics everyday in these art forms to engage the public discourse on decolonization and indigenous rights. As with many of his works, Yerena Montejano's "Resist Colonialism" print is not just a piece of art to be admired for its aesthetic merits but also serves as a mobilizing agent that encourages viewers to reflect on complex socio-political issues. His ability to distill fervent political messaging into compelling graphic art has cemented his status as a crucial voice in the conversation about identity, culture, and activism within the art world.


  • Critical Condition Silkscreen Print by Al Diaz

    Al Diaz Critical Condition Silkscreen Print by Al Diaz

    Critical Condition 4-Color Hand-Pulled Limited Edition Silkscreen Print on 100lb French Speckletone Paper by Al Diaz x Dave Navarro x Lifeafterdeath Rare Street Art Famous Pop Artwork Artist. 2019 Al Diaz and lifeafterdeath "Critical Condition" - 4 Color Screen Print, Limited Edition of 25 - 19 x 25" Critical Condition • 4 layer hand-pulled screenprint on French Speckletone 100 lb paper• 19 x 25 inches Hand-signed and numbered by artists Al Díaz and Dave Navarro in a limited edition of 25 "Distortion Skull" ink stamping on verso hand-applied by Dave Navarro Hand-produced in Albany, NY by Pepper Spray Press NYC


Jolly Roger is a popular subject in graffiti art and pop art. The Jolly Roger is a symbol that represents piracy and rebellion, and it has been depicted in various forms throughout history. In graffiti art and pop art, the Jolly Roger is often used as a motif to express rebellion, non-conformity, and anti-authoritarianism. In graffiti art, the Jolly Roger can be seen as a tag, mural or stencil on walls, buildings, and other surfaces. Graffiti artists use the Jolly Roger to express their defiance against authority, to signify their identity, or simply to leave their mark on the environment. The Jolly Roger can be depicted in various styles and forms, from realistic renderings to stylized and abstract representations. In pop art, the Jolly Roger is often used as a symbol of rebellion and anti-establishment. It can be seen in various forms, such as paintings, prints, sculptures, and even fashion. Pop artists have used the Jolly Roger to challenge the mainstream culture and the status quo, to express their individuality, and to critique the capitalist society. One famous example of the Jolly Roger in pop art is the work of British artist, Banksy. Banksy's artwork often features political and social commentary, and the Jolly Roger has been a recurring motif in many of his pieces. Banksy's "Pirate Radio" is a mural that depicts a pirate broadcasting station with the Jolly Roger flag flying on top. The artwork is a commentary on the power of the media and the role of the pirate radio stations in challenging the mainstream media. The Jolly Roger is a versatile symbol that has been used in various contexts and mediums in graffiti art and pop art. It represents rebellion, non-conformity, and anti-authoritarianism, and it continues to inspire artists to express their individuality and challenge the status quo.
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