Shepard Fairey, ‘War by Numbers’, 2008, EHC Fine Art: Essential Editions IV

This print by Shepard Fairey features the duality of a little girl with items of war such as the grenade she is holding as well as the warplanes with intricate layers and backgrounds. It is the artist's reaction to the thought of being a part of a society that cultivates the justification of killing foreign innocent children, and people for that matter, to protect “our” idea of freedom and democracy.
--Courtesy of EHC Fine Art

Signature: Signed, dated, and numbered

Publisher: Obey Giant

About Shepard Fairey

Expanding on the legacies of artists such as Keith Haring and Andy Warhol, Shepard Fairey’s practice disrupts the distinction between fine and commercial art. A major artist of the street art movement, Fairey rose to prominence in the early 1990s through the dispersion of posters, stickers, and murals, related to his Obey Giant campaign, which yielded an international cultural phenomenon. Fairey’s iconic poster of President Barack Obama was adopted as the official emblem associated with the presidential campaign and encapsulates a number of recurring concerns in the artist’s work, including propaganda, portraiture, and political power.

American, b. 1970, Charleston, SC, United States, based in Los Angeles, CA, United States