'Hope for Darfur' by Shepard Fairey x Cleon Peterson x Casey Rider, 2008
Special Edition collaborative release to help aid humanitarian efforts in Darfur with artists Florencio Zavala, Jesselisa Moretti, Cleon Peterson, Zach Gibson, Casey Ryder and Kristian Henson.
18 x 24 Inches each (print)
55 x 42 x 1.2 Inches (framed)
4 individual, matching-number screen prints on cream, Speckletone fine art paper.
Limited Edition of 300 (#239/300)
Each print is individually signed and numbered (some dated) by the artist(s) involved.
*Note: professionally float-framed in UV-plexiglass and dark brown hardwood molding.
ABOUT THE ART
HOPE (Helping Other People Everywhere) Artists is an energy conscious humanitarian organization focused on supporting existing social projects that promote education and growth. HOPE commissioned Studio Number One to do a series of screen prints to raise awareness and funds for the humanitarian efforts in Darfur. The poster series focuses on the future of Darfur, through the faces of its children. The series is an edition of 300 signed by each of the artists. Posters were designed by: Shepard Fairey, Florencio Zavala, Jesselisa Moretti, Cleon Peterson, Zach Gibson, Casey Ryder and Kristian Henson.
Here are the two most important things to know about the current situation in Darfur, Sudan:
1) There is currently a resolution before the UN Security Council that if passed would override the arrest warrant for Pres Bashir for Crimes Against Humanity and Crimes of Genocide. This would not only undermine the months and years of work by the ICC and the lives that have been risked to bring this information forward, but it would show to the world that Genociders can go free if they are the heads of state and show the UN and ICC are incapable of governing the capability to Veto this resolution and set in motion the arrest of Bashir and hopefully an end to the Genocide in Sudan.
2) The Government of Sudan (GOS) recently attacked one of the largest IDP (Internally Displaced Persons) Camps in Southern Darfur. Kalma Camp, located outside of Nyala has more than 150,000 occupants. During this attack, 37 civilians were killed, many of whom were children under 11 years old. The GOS is now in the process of building up its military presence around the camp in what many think is in preparation for another larger attack. This cannot be allowed to happen. Pressure must be put on the US and the UN to deploy the UNAMID forces to this camp to stop this attack. In addition, our media must cover these evolving events and put them on the “front page” to let the GOS know that the world is watching and we will not stand by and allow the killing of innocent civilians.