Purchase Interpol NYC Calling Silkscreen Print by Shepard Fairey- OBEY Hand-Pulled on White Speckletone Fine Art Paper Limited Edition Artwork Obey Pop Culture Artist.
2019 Signed & Numbered Limited Edition of 550 Artwork Size 18x24 Silkscreen Print
"Interpol is one of my favorite bands, and I’ve been lucky enough to collaborate with them throughout the years. My first introduction to them was when I stalked them backstage at Coachella and offered to create art for them if they ever needed it… to my surprise, they knew my work already and decided to take me up on my offer. My first project with Interpol was in 2004, when I created art to follow up their debut album, “Antics.” Ten years later, in 2014, I was approached with another opportunity to create a print and paint a mural for their fifth studio album, “El Pintor.” I’m excited to announce that I’ll be releasing a new print that I created in honor of their upcoming show in New York at Madison Square Garden" -Shepard Fairey- OBEY
Shepard Fairey's "Interpol NYC Calling" is a silkscreen print that pays homage to the band Interpol, an act close to the artist's heart. Hand-pulled on white speckletone fine art paper, this 2019 limited edition artwork expresses the symbiotic relationship between street pop art and contemporary music culture. Limited to a series of 550 signed and numbered prints, each piece measures 18x24 inches, echoing the vibrancy of both Fairey's visual language and Interpol's sonic identity. Fairey's connection to Interpol began with a backstage meeting at Coachella, and this piece marks a continuity of collaboration that spans over a decade. His admiration for the band's work translated into the creation of art for their 2004 album "Antics" and their fifth studio album "El Pintor" in 2014. The print captures the energy and atmosphere of their anticipated show at Madison Square Garden, encapsulating the essence of the live music experience within the static medium of print. The print is an example of how street pop art and graffiti artwork intersect with other cultural phenomena, bridging the gap between visual art and music. Fairey's iconic style, characterized by bold lines, a striking color palette, and politically charged imagery, is evident in this print. The central image of the broadcasting tower, surrounded by hypnotic swirls, conveys a sense of communication and dissemination, themes that are recurrent in both Fairey's artwork and Interpol's music. This piece is not just a collectible for fans but a visual dialogue that extends Fairey's exploration of art as a tool for engagement and influence within the urban landscape.