'Re-Elect Sheriff Joe Arpaio' by Shepard Fairey, 2011
Collab. with artist Ernesto Yerena.
30 x 38 Inches (print)
31.7 x 39.7 x 0.7 Inches (framed)
Screen print on 100% cotton, 300gsm Archival Cotton Rag fine art paper.
Limited Edition of only 108 (#24/108)
Signed, dated and embossed by Fairey in pencil.
Also signed in pencil by Yerena bottom right.
Comes with original hand-numbered Obey COA, original purchase receipt and original framing receipt.
Also includes its original Obey Manifesto + stickers.
*Note: custom framed in black hardwood molding.
ABOUT THE ART
"Immigration reform is an important issue to me, especially as it relates to human rights abuse, invasion of privacy, and racial profiling. A great art-based campaign called CultureStrike begins Sept. 11 with many artists and writers. Also, Ernesto Yerena and I worked on another immigration themed print of Sheriff Joe Arpaio to fundraise for human rights in Arizona. Read about both here. Thanks for caring."
As the next election season ramps up, Shepard Fairey and Ernesto Yerena are selling their “Re-election” poster for the last remaining birther, Sheriff Arpaio in Maricopa County, Arizona.
Before there was the “show me your papers” law, SB 1070, there was and still is Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the lawman who went on CNN to say he was proud to be considered KKK. Empowered by the federal government, the Sheriff’s department converted itself into an Immigration/deportation pipeline, spending its time donning ski-masks to break up families, ask people for their papers and perform warrantless searches. Rather than live in fear, Arizonans have organized for more than the past three years asking for the Dept. of Justice to intervene in Maricopa County.
This poster, like the upcoming documentary “Under Arpaio”, is another weapon in the cache of the AltoArizona campaign to bring Arpaio to justice and restore human rights in Arizona.