Purchase Unsinkable Consumption AP Artist Proof Silkscreen Print by Shepard Fairey- OBEY Hand-Pulled on Cream Speckletone Fine Art Paper Limited Edition Artwork Obey Pop Culture Artist.
AP Artist Proof 2015 Signed & Marked AP Artwork Size 18x24 Silkscreen Print. Sinking Titanic Style Cruise Liner Ship Sinking Cause of "Oil."
Shepard Fairey's "Unsinkable Consumption AP" is a thought-provoking silkscreen print that resonates with contemporary environmental and socio-political issues. This artist proof, created in 2015, is part of a limited edition, hand-pulled with five colors on Cream Speckletone fine art paper, a testament to Fairey’s commitment to high-quality craftsmanship in his work. At 18x24 inches, the artwork captures the viewer's attention with its stark imagery and powerful message. The print portrays a sinking ship reminiscent of the Titanic, a vessel historically synonymous with human arrogance and the disastrous consequences of overestimating human engineering over nature’s forces. In Fairey’s rendition, the liner is juxtaposed with an oil rig symbol within a red warning circle, stark against the cream background. The word "CONSUME" looms above, a bold indictment of society's relentless exploitation of natural resources. This image resonates deeply with themes of ecological disaster and unsustainable practices, encapsulating the idea that, like the "unsinkable" Titanic, our consumption habits may lead to our downfall. Fairey's work often encompasses a blend of street art's accessibility and pop art's use of recognizable imagery to engage with the audience on critical issues. The sinking ship is a metaphor for the potential catastrophe of unchecked consumption, while the oil rig emblem represents the specific threat of fossil fuels. Signed and marked as an artist-proof, this piece holds a special place in Fairey's oeuvre, signaling its status as a significant work directly from the artist's hands. As a prominent figure in pop, street, and graffiti art, Fairey has continually used his platform to advocate for political and environmental awareness. "Unsinkable Consumption AP" exemplifies his approach to art as a means of provocation and dialogue. This piece not only stands out for its aesthetic appeal but also for its capacity to engage the public in critical reflection on urgent global issues. Through this print, Fairey underscores the vital role of art in sparking conversation and potentially inspiring action.