Purchase Pattern of Corruption Black Gold AP Silkscreen Print by Shepard Fairey- OBEY x Cleon Peterson Artist Proof Hand-Pulled 2-Color Screen Print on Fine Art Paper Limited Edition Graffiti Pop Street Artwork.
AP Artist Proof 2015 Signed & AP Marked Original Run Limited Edition of 150 Artwork Size 18x24 Repeating Image of Tribal Man With Bloody Knife and Lotus Flower Vine Pattern Silkscreen
"Cleon Peterson and I recently collaborated on a mural in Miami’s Wynwood district and were happy enough with the end result to decide to make some limited edition screen prints inspired by the mural. Cleon and I both deal with the persistent themes of the fragility of society, human savagery, and corruption in our work. The image has a dichotomy in its hypnotic classical floral pattern with sinister elements woven into it, which caution the viewer to look deeper than an appealing surface presentation." - SHepard Fairey
"Pattern of Corruption Black Gold" is a striking representation of the collaboration between two giants of the street art world, Shepard Fairey, best known for his OBEY campaign, and Cleon Peterson. As an AP Silkscreen print, this piece emphasizes the hand-crafted nature of their work, a detail that resonates deeply with enthusiasts of street and pop art. Shepard Fairey's iconic art has always challenged societal norms, provoking viewers to consider underlying complexities and contradictions present in contemporary society. Cleon Peterson, with his depictions of chaotic human interactions, similarly forces viewers to grapple with the darker underbelly of humanity. The inspiration behind this piece emerged from the mural the duo worked on together in Miami’s Wynwood district, a place renowned for its vibrant street art scene. It's evident in the AP Silkscreen print how their artistic styles and messages seamlessly intertwine. The meticulous detail of a tribal man brandishing a bloody knife juxtaposed with the lotus flower vine pattern invites introspection on the duality of human nature. The combination of tribal motifs with classical floral patterns not only alludes to a blending of the traditional with the contemporary but also serves as a cautionary tale. The surface beauty of the design may lure the viewer in, but as Fairey himself mentioned, the sinister undertones remind us to delve deeper and question the allure. A limited-edition release, with only 150 prints available, the artwork has achieved heightened significance among collectors and enthusiasts. The hand-pulled, two-color screen print on fine art paper stands as a testament to the dedication of the artists to their craft. The "Pattern of Corruption Black Gold" is not merely an artwork; it's a poignant commentary on society's fragility and the ever-present themes of corruption and human savagery, themes that both Fairey and Peterson have consistently explored in their works.