'No Bees No Honey' by Shepard Fairey, 2022
18 x 24 Inches
45.7 x 61 Centimeters
Screen print on cream, Speckletone fine art paper.
Limited Edition of 325 (#146/325)
Signed, numbered and dated by Shepard Fairey.
ABOUT THE ART
"The Clash" are my all-time favorite band and their frontman, Joe Strummer, is a hero of mine for his music, lyrics, wit, compassion for the underdog, and stance against injustice. To celebrate the release of JOE STRUMMER 002 and in honor of Joe's 70th birthday, a limited edition print inspired by the Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros song, JOHNNY APPLESEED, will be available on 9/20 exclusively from the official Joe Strummer store.
Joe's lyric "If you're after getting the honey, then you don't go killing all the bees" applies to lots of things, like mistreating factory workers, but for me the idea that bees are pollinators who are crucial to sustaining Earth's fragile eco-systems is a powerful idea. I hope to honor Joe's music and extend his ideas with my No Bees No Honey print. A portion of proceeds will go to the Joe Strummer Foundation."