Purchase Rise Above Bird Letterpress Print by Shepard Fairey- OBEY Hand-Pulled on Cream Cotton Fine Art Paper Limited Edition Artwork Pop Culture Artist.
2021 Signed & Numbered Limited Edition of 450 Artwork Size 13x10 Letterpress Print of Bird with Flower Flying & Words Rise Above
"The Rise Above Bird " is a simple twist on the white peace dove with an olive branch, but good guys don't always wear white! The "rise above" is a call to take the high road with a nod to one of my favorite Black Flag songs. Peace is radical punk!" -Shepard Fairey- OBEY.
Shepard Fairey's "Rise Above Bird" letterpress print emerges as a striking piece of visual commentary in street and pop art. The artwork, a limited edition hand-pulled print on cream cotton fine art paper, showcases Fairey's adeptness at blending strong messages with iconic imagery. Limited to a series of 450, each piece is signed and numbered by the artist, reflecting its exclusivity and collectible nature. The print, measuring 13x10 inches, features a bird in mid-flight, carrying a flower—a symbol that deviates from the traditional white peace dove. The image is set against a backdrop of stylistic elements and the words "Rise Above," which serve as an encouraging motto and a tribute to the artist's favorite song by the band Black Flag. This piece symbolizes Fairey's larger body of work, which often intersects with the themes of rebellion and peace, a juxtaposition at the heart of much street pop and graffiti artwork. The term' rise above' does not merely suggest an elevation in position or status; it is an ideological summons, urging viewers to surpass the ordinary, to overcome adversity, and to reject complacency. Fairey's artistry here is not just in the piece's visual appeal but also in its capability to provoke thought and inspire action. Shepard Fairey's influence in modern street pop and graffiti artwork is undeniable. His works are infused with political and social undertones, calling for a challenge to the status quo and advocating for a radical form of peace that aligns with the punk ethos. The "Rise Above Bird" is a testament to Fairey's consistent vision, which has solidified his place as a pivotal figure in contemporary art. It stands as a bold statement in the ongoing dialogue about the power of art to enact change and the artist's role in a society that often needs to be reminded to look beyond the surface.