Purchase While Supplies Last Hand-Pulled 4-Color Silkscreen Print on Cream Speckletone Fine Art Paper by Artist Shepard Fairey Limited Edition Pop Art Artwork.
2019 Signed & Numbered Limited Edition of 500 Artwork Size 24x12
“The “While Supplies Last” print is a combination of several approaches to image making that I enjoy, and also find versatile and impactful. I have worked in modular ways utilizing repetition for both practical and conceptual reasons. I like the soothing repetition of patterns while I also see them as a pleasing decorative device to balance the more confrontational nature of some of my messages. Flowers have been consistent motifs in my work as symbols of positive growth and harmony. Humor is also a way I deliver challenging statements. “While Supplies Last” employs all of those approaches to basically convey the idea that things like flowers that we mostly take for granted will be sorely missed when the scorched planet will no longer grow them. Of course, the concept extends much further than just flowers, but flowers are a pretty universally relatable symbol. Whatever you treasure from nature, protect it so their supply is renewable. A portion of proceeds from this print will benefit Greenpeace USA to support its efforts to combat climate change and environmental recklessness.” -Shepard Fairey
Shepard Fairey's work is highly political and social, not only because he is incorporating politicians and slogans in it but more importantly because the artist is primarily interested in approaching as many people as possible, exhibiting his work in the covers of the books, which we read, in the music albums, to which we listen, and on the walls of the streets, where we walk. “If I put art in a daring spot, it’s more moving to the viewer and demonstrates my conviction.”, he says. After all, Fairey, in many cases, directly expresses his views on politics and society, whenever he is given the chance. For example, in the aftermath of the “Hope” poster, he commented the following: “Obama has had a really tough time, but there have been a lot of things that he's compromised on that I never would have expected. I mean, drones and domestic spying are the last things I would have thought [he'd support]”. The political aspect of his work can, also, be seen under the spectrum of Fairey’s activism and humanitarian activity. Many of his works have been created as part of activism campaigns or were sold to support causes relevant to the Arts, animal rights, poverty, medical research, the environment, etc. The artist, however, doesn’t identify himself as an activist: “People ask me if I’m an activist, and my answer is no. I’m an artist with a point of view, but I want to do my part to supplement activist causes I believe in. I feel fortunate to connect with people who find my imagery useful and help spread it.”