Robbie Conal - 'Climate Change' (Obama)

Description
Robbie Conal - 'Climate Change' (Obama)
Lithograph - Hand signed - Open - 2008

'Climate Change' (Barack Obama) by Robbie Conal, 2008
18 x 24 Inches
4-Color Screen Print on gloss poster paper.
Open edition (SOLD OUT)
Hand-signed by Robbie Conal.
*Noticeable tear mid-right edge. Easily matted out for framing.

This is a great piece to have in these politically-charged times!

**All of my listings are from my personal collection. All are in excellent condition, stored flat (unless otherwise noted) with tremendous care in a smoke-free environment. All will come with additional certification (by request) from my company, Signari Gallery.

ARTIST BIO

Robert "Robbie" Conal (b. 1944) is an American guerrilla poster artist noted for his gnarled, grotesque depictions of U.S. political figures of note. A former hippie, he is known for distributing his poster art throughout a city overnight using his "volunteer guerrilla postering army".


ABOUT THE ART

This is his signed Barack Obama print titled 'Climate Change', again using a title with multiple meanings, as is his tendency. Released in 2008, hand-signed and dated in black sharpie lower right. Measures 18"x24". Small tear middle left edge, not effecting image.

Expert note:

Before Shepard Fairey would even make a name for himself in the art scene there was somebody else who did anti-political posters in the streets. After being fed up with abuse of power by the Reagan administration, Robbie Conal decided to make satirical paintings of politicians. He made posters of his paintings and gradually developed an army of voluntary guerrilla activists that helped him put them up in the major cities of the U.S . In his career he has made over 80 different posters, criticizing leaders with various political believes. In 2004 he teamed up with Shepard Fairey and Mear One to make a series of “anti-war, anti-bush” posters, however one of his most iconic poster is a portrait of Reagan with the text “Contradiction”. The poster refers to illegal funding and arming by the Reagan administration of the right-wing contras that fought the leftist Sandinista regime in at the time in Nicaragua.

Lot details
Artist
Robbie Conal
Title of artwork
'Climate Change' (Obama)
Technique
Lithograph
Signature
Hand signed
Year
2008
Period
2000-2009
Edition
Open
Condition
Used
Image size
61×45.7 cm
Sold with frame
No
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