Purchase The Greed Depression Large Format Silkscreen Print by NoName x Shepard Fairey- OBEY Hand-Pulled on Deckled Archival Cotton Fine Art Paper Limited Edition Pop Street Art Artwork. 2023 Signed & Numbered Limited Edition of 80 Artwork Size 23.75x31.5 Silkscreen Print "My friend No Name and I collaborated recently on a print inspired by my cover for George Orwell’s “Down and Out in Paris and London” and our mutual irritation with greed and the brutality of many aspects of capitalism. No Name and I are both frustrated by the forces which convince much of the public to fall in line with a system that grinds them (and most of us) in its gears, and contributes to feelings of insecurity. With that in mind, don’t buy this print if you should use the money for something better or nothing at all. Should you think it over and still want a print, your money will support No Name’s public art endeavors and survival within the gears of capitalism… oh, and mine too! We both appreciate the support. No Name wrote about the print in greater depth, so I’ll let him take it from here!" -Shepard Fairey "I was introduced to Georg Orwell’s novels back in the late ’90s through my english teacher, an insignificant-looking sarcastic little man, who mantra-like implanted us the adage “use your common sense.” Nearly one decade later, I rediscovered Orwell’s books – and thoughts – through the appealing cover layout design by the kindred spirit street art activist Shepard Fairey, who I’m glad to call a friend today for many years. Shepard and I were discussing his illustration for “Down and Out” which he actually, for some reason, hadn’t made as a print edition yet. Due to the fact that Orwell’s dystopian books were/are one of the leading inspirations for our philosophy and work, Shepard offered to team up and use the illustration for a collaboration." -NoNAME
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