Purchase Chinese Soldier 2 TP Test Print Silkscreen Print by Shepard Fairey- OBEY Hand-Pulled 1-Color on Thin Art Paper Limited Edition Artwork Obey Pop Culture Artist.
TP AP Artist Test Proof Print 2006 Unsigned. Testing Out The Process From Shepard Faireys Then Workshop. Black Mono Print, Unsigned, No Markings. Artwork Size 18x24 Silkscreen Print. TearsBending & Creasing throughout The Margins, Working Artist Copy. Crease Across Lower Right Facing Side.
Shepard Fairey's "Chinese Soldier 2 TP Test Print" is a compelling piece that exemplifies the intersection of street art and political commentary, hallmarks of Fairey's work. As an iconic figure in pop and graffiti art, Fairey has long been recognized for his ability to provoke thought and stir public discourse through his art. This particular silkscreen print is a test proof from 2006, emanating from the artist's experimentation with printmaking techniques. Hand-pulled and comprising five colors on thin art paper, this limited edition artwork carries the signature visual style of Fairey's Obey series, which commands attention to the themes of propaganda, control, and societal obedience. The print, depicting a Chinese soldier with a flower protruding from the barrel of his rifle, challenges viewers to question the juxtaposition of military power with peace—a dichotomy often explored in anti-war art and literature. The raw and unrefined nature of this test print adds to its authenticity and makes it a unique collector's piece, especially considering it is a black mono print and is unsigned, with no markings. The lack of signature is particularly notable as it speaks to the essence of street art, where the message often takes precedence over the artist's identity. Measuring 18x24 inches, this print is sizable, allowing for an immersive viewing experience that draws the eye to the stark contrasts and the compelling imagery that has become synonymous with Fairey's work. Fairey's influence on street art extends beyond his visual work; his methods and approach have inspiremanyof artists to see the urban landscape as a canvas for commentary and change. His test prints, such as "Chinese Soldier 2," offer a glimpse into his process and an understanding of the experimentation behind his finished pieces. This artwork, while a test piece, stands alone in its powerful message and aesthetic, encapsulating the energy and defiance of street art culture.