Purchase Prophets Of Rage New Day Rising 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 600 Artwork Size 18x24 Silkscreen Print Prophets Of Rage Rap Music Group Fist in the Air.
Visual art and music often produce iconic imagery that transcends time, and Shepard Fairey's "Prophets Of Rage New Day Rising" silkscreen print is a prime example of this phenomenon. Created in 2017, this piece is a visually arresting representation of the rap music group Prophets of Rage, a band known for its socially conscious music and activism. This artwork is part of a limited edition series, with only 600 signed and numbered prints, further accentuating its exclusivity and collectible nature. Each print, sized at 18x24 inches, is a hand-pulled two-color silkscreen on cream speckletone fine art paper, a testament to Fairey's meticulous crafting process and his commitment to quality. Fairey, a stalwart figure in contemporary street art, often referred to by his Obey brand, infuses his works with pop culture references and political messages, and this print is no exception. The central image of a clenched fist raised in the air is a universal symbol of resistance and solidarity. This motif, set against a red star, resonates with the band's radical ethos and calls to mind a long history of protest art. The inclusion of skeletal figures and apocalyptic imagery on the periphery serves to highlight the group's message of political upheaval and the need for systemic change. This print is not just a piece of merchandise for fans of the band; it stands on its own as a significant work within pop art, street art, and graffiti art. Fairey's work bridges the gap between art and social commentary, embodying the spirit of hip-hop culture's roots in activism and public discourse. The stark contrast of colors and the use of a globe in the backdrop suggest a worldwide call to action, one that is reflective of the global influence of hip-hop culture itself. Moreover, Fairey's "Prophets Of Rage New Day Rising" is emblematic of the capacity of street art to elevate popular culture and political thought into the realm of high art. By appropriating the visual language of the streets and the urgency of rap music's social critique, Fairey delivers a powerful statement on the role of the artist as a social commentator and the potential of art to ignite conversation. This piece serves as a reminder of the potency of visual expression in pop culture and its ability to encapsulate the zeitgeist of a movement, a moment, or in this case, the fierce energy of a band like Prophets of Rage.