Purchase David with Machine Gun Silkscreen Print by Shepard Fairey- OBEY x Blek le Rat Hand-Pulled on Fine Art Paper Limited Edition Pop Street Art Artwork.
2008 Signed by Shepard Fairey & Blek le Rat, Numbered Limited Edition of 100 Artwork Size 18x24 Silkscreen Print
In 2008, the art world witnessed a unique collaboration between two titans of street and pop art – Shepard Fairey, renowned for his OBEY campaign, and Blek le Rat, often referred to as the "father of stencil graffiti." Both artists, distinct in their style and impact on the urban art scene, decided to come together for a limited edition release that drew attention from collectors and enthusiasts alike. This exceptional partnership resulted in the creation of the "Purchase David with Machine Gun" silkscreen print, an artwork that expertly fuses their individual artistic sensibilities. Hand-pulled on fine art paper, the artwork's exclusivity is highlighted by its limited edition – a mere 100 prints, each meticulously signed and numbered by the artists themselves. The piece measures 18x24 inches, making it a substantial representation of their combined artistry. What makes this collaboration even more intriguing is its connection to Blek le Rat's solo exhibition at Subliminal Projects titled "Art is Not Peace." The print is a visual interpretation of Sybille Prou’s photographs of Blek Le Rat's iconic street art. These photographs served as an inspiration, capturing the raw energy and aesthetic of urban art that both artists have dedicated their careers to championing. The blending of Shepard Fairey's graphic style with the subtlety and nuance of Blek le Rat’s stencil work is a testament to the transformative power of collaborative art. It not only speaks volumes about the evolution of street and pop art but also stands as a significant memento of a pivotal moment in contemporary art history.