Purchase UTLA- Stand With LA Teachers 3-Color Hand-Pulled Limited Edition Silkscreen Print on Fine Art Paper by Ernesto Yerena Montejano (Hecho Con Ganas) Famous Mexican-American Pop Artwork Artist.
2019 Signed & Numbered Limited Edition of 300 Size 18x24
Embodying the spirit of advocacy and the essence of communal solidarity, Ernesto Yerena Montejano's "Stand With LA Teachers" emerges as a powerful example of art as a vessel for social message and cultural identity. This 2019 limited edition silkscreen print is a visual anthem created to support the Los Angeles teachers' fight for student rights, aptly produced under the artist's studio moniker Hecho Con Ganas. Each of the 300 signed and numbered prints, sized at 18x24 inches and pulled by hand, captures the enthusiasm of the United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) movement, celebrating educators' roles as pillars in the democratic framework. Yerena Montejano, widely recognized for his Mexican-American pop artwork, weaves together vibrant hues and bold graphic lines to craft a visage that is as evocative as it is iconic. This piece showcases a harmonious blend of reds, yellows, and teals—colors traditionally symbolizing passion, energy, and clarity. These colors leap from the fine art paper, igniting a sense of urgency and unity in support of the educational community. His style echoes the sentiments of classic pop art with a contemporary twist, making his work an intersection of fine art and street art. What sets this artwork apart in pop and graffiti art is its unmistakable purpose. It's not just an image but a declaration, a call to the public to recognize the crucial role that educators play in shaping the future. The striking image of a teacher in this print embodies the dedication and resilience of those in the profession. At the same time, the textual message “Community Schools Build Democracy” underscores the belief in education as a foundational element of societal progress. "Stand With LA Teachers" stands as more than a mere decorative piece; it's a historical timestamp and a socio-political tool that bridges the world of art with the concrete realities of educational activism. Montejano's work reverberates through the landscape of pop art, carrying with it the voices of educators and the strength of community-based advocacy.