Shepard Fairey - Sean Bonner (photography)
The High Cost of Free Speech
Signed silkscreen printing, hand signed and numbered out of 575.
61 x 61 cm. (24x 24 in).
Profits from the sale were donated to the Resto du Coeur
Comments from the artist and the photograph:
“There have been consistent protests in France over the mistreatment of refugees and the erosion of the social safety net for low-income people. Since Sean’s shot is actually from Paris and those French protests have been met with a lot of police brutality, we thought the poster should raise some money for a French charity called Les Restos du Coeur which provides services for the most marginalized populations. Thanks for caring!”
“My work is observational, not documentarian. I try to capture moments, feelings – less how things are, more how I experience them. Years ago, while in Paris, I came upon several heavily armoured cops standing over a kid in a t-shirt who they were detaining, forcefully, aggressively. A blatant and grotesque display of the imbalance of power which reminded me of similar situations my friends and I have experienced first hand all too often. Of course, sadly that isn’t a unique experience. Shepard wields his art like weapon, relentlessly fighting for a better tomorrow. With this image, I’m honoured to have the chance to provide some ammo for that fight. Shepard's voice has always been thoughtful and poignant, as an artist and as a friend. This collaboration gives an amplified voice to a silent image, injecting an enduring message into a fleeting moment."
– Sean Bonner
- Shepard Fairey (OBEY)
- Titolo dell'opera
- The High Cost of Free Speech
- Firmato a mano
- Dimensioni totali
- 61×61×1 cm