Purchase This Machine Kills Fascists AP Silkscreen Print by Shepard Fairey- OBEY Artist Proof Hand-Pulled Screen Print on Speckletone Fine Art Paper Limited Edition Pop Street Art Artwork.
AP Artist Proof 2006 Signed & AP Marked Original Run Limited Edition Artwork Size 18x24 Silkscreen Print of Young Denny Laine From Rock Bands Moody Blues & Wings Leaning On Guitar.
"This Machine Kills Fascists AP" is a captivating silkscreen print by the renowned street artist Shepard Fairey, commonly recognized by the moniker "OBEY". The artwork stands as a testament to Fairey's ability to merge street art sensibilities with the nuances of pop art, creating pieces that are both visually striking and politically charged. This particular piece is an Artist Proof (AP), a term in the art world that signifies a print from the original run that the artist keeps for personal records or as a reference. Not only is this proof marked with 'AP' and signed by Fairey, it's dated to 2006, highlighting its authenticity. The print's focal point is a meticulous depiction of young Denny Laine, a pivotal figure in the history of rock, having been a member of iconic bands such as Moody Blues and Wings. The image captures Laine leaning on a guitar, an emblem of his musical prowess and legacy. The choice of Laine as the subject adds layers of cultural and historical significance to the piece. Interestingly, the source of this print is a 1967 photo by Peter Webb, ensuring that the artwork encapsulates not only Fairey's interpretation but also the spirit of the original image. Shepard Fairey's decision to use Laine's image and pair it with the provocative statement "This Machine Kills Fascists" not only cements the print's position in pop and street art genres but also encourages the viewer to delve into the deeper socio-political implications and narratives surrounding the artwork. It's a harmonious blend of aesthetic allure and potent messaging, underscoring Fairey's mastery in communicating powerful ideas through visual mediums.