'Paint it Black' by Shepard Fairey, 2020
Large Letterpress edition.
14.5 x 19 Inches
Letterpress print on hand-pulled, deckled edge, 300gsm cream cotton fine art paper.
Limited Edition of 450 (#188/450)
Signed, numbered and dated by the artist with Obey chop.
ABOUT THE ART
"Here’s a new 'Paint it Black' piece that I’m releasing as a larger-sized letterpress print next Tuesday. I’ve made a few Paint it Black themed images, but unfortunately, the topic remains in need of urgent address and action!
'Paint it Black', in addition to referencing a great "Rolling Stones" song, is about oil dictating too much of our energy policy and our foreign policy. Imagine if all the money spent on wars and strategic interests in the Middle East had been spent on developing green energy alternatives? Instead, our government subsidizes the highly profitable oil and gas industries for $40 billion a year, because no politician wants a rise in the price of gas to be blamed on them.
Newsflash: we are still paying more for gas whether it’s at the pump or through our taxes. The need for gas will remain, but we need to invest in sustainable energy alternatives as we transition off of the finite supply of fossil fuels that are also terrible for CO2 emissions. Proceeds from this print will go to NRDC to support their efforts to shape responsible environmental policy. Thanks for caring."