Purchase Floral Takeover 2017 Cream Red Silkscreen Print by Shepard Fairey- OBEY Hand-Pulled 2-Color on Cream Speckletone Fine Art Paper Limited Edition Artwork Obey Pop Culture Artist.
2017 Signed & Numbered Limited Edition of 200 Artwork Size 18x24 Silkscreen Print
"I'm always creating new patterns for my street installs and fine art pieces. I used to buy discontinued wallpaper, but now I design and print my own. These look nice as stand-alone prints, not just repeat patterns, so I'm releasing a 200-print edition of four versions. Buy a couch to match… coming soon… just kidding!" -Shepard Fairey- OBEY.
The "Floral Takeover 2017 Cream Red Silkscreen Print" is a significant entry in the oeuvre of Shepard Fairey, an artist whose work is synonymous with the intersection of Street Pop Art and graffiti Artwork. This piece is part of a limited edition of 200, each signed and numbered, denoting its value as a collectible. With dimensions of 18x24 inches, the silkscreen print is substantial enough to make a statement on any wall it adorns. Fairey, with his characteristic OBEY brand, has long been a provocateur, blending commercial art techniques with street art's subversive edge, and this work is a clear example of that fusion. Fairey's approach to creating new patterns for street installations and fine art pieces harks back to his early days when he would use discontinued wallpaper as a backdrop for his work. The transition to designing and printing his patterns demonstrates a progression in his artistic control and the evolution of his signature style. The 'Floral Takeover series showcases the artist's ability to adapt elements traditionally associated with interior design and repurpose them within the context of street art and pop culture. By doing so, Fairey blurs the lines between art as a purely aesthetic commodity and its function as a commentary on societal norms. In this print, Fairey plays with a cream speckle tone fine art paper that gives the work a textured, organic feel, contrasting with the precise and deliberate two-color silkscreen technique. The choice of cream as the base color amplifies the boldness of the red floral pattern, allowing the design to leap off the paper with a vivacity that captures the viewer's eye. The juxtaposition of color and form symbolizes Fairey's work, where contrast often serves as a visual metaphor for broader cultural and political contrasts. Moreover, the 'Floral Takeover' print series reflects Fairey's humor and his recognition of the interplay between art and the commercial world, as hinted at in his playful suggestion to "buy a couch to match." This statement encapsulates the artist's awareness of the commodification of art in pop culture and his role within that process. Through works like this, Fairey continues to challenge perceptions of what street art can be, bridging the gap between graffiti's rebel spirit and gallery pieces' polished finish.