'Carga Frágil Mural' by Shepard Fairey, 2023
Limited Edition print of the artist's stunning mural in São Paulo, Brazil, photographed by Jon Furlong.
28 x 40 Inches
71 x 101.6 Centimeters
18-color offset lithograph on deckled edge 270gsm BFK Rives fine art paper.
Printed on a vintage Marinoni press at Idem Studios, Paris.
Limited Edition of 300 (#29/300)
Hand-signed and dated by the artist bottom right.
Hand-numbered and publisher embossed bottom left.
Includes original Verisart digital COA (printed copy included).
ABOUT THE ART
" This lithograph, 'Carga Frágil' is based on a mural in São Paulo, Brazil that my team and I worked on in 2021 as part of the NaLata Festival. The lithograph print of this mural was produced at Idem Studio – a historical, fine-art print shop in Paris, where they use traditional processes to print their lithographs and have worked with masters like Matisse, Picasso, Miro, Dubuffet, Braque, Chagall, Giacometti, and Léger. I’m honored to collaborate with the prestigious Idem Studio team of master printers.
For some background on the mural, São Paulo is one of the few cities in the world which has prohibited traditional outdoor advertising, opening up opportunities for artists like me to create public works. The pervasiveness and quality of murals in the neighborhood where I painted was incredibly inspiring and I’m grateful to have added my voice.
My 'Carga Frágil' mural is about cultivating justice, focusing on the need for environmental justice to keep our planet healthy. Brazil is the home of the largest Amazonian rainforest, one of the most important sources of oxygen for planet Earth. We are all stewards of the planet, so I hope the mural and this print can serve as a reminder that we must protect the earth’s fragile cargo for future generations. A portion of proceeds will benefit Greenpeace USA in their efforts to combat climate change.