The Future is Unwritten, 2011 - Shepard Fairey

About the Work

About The Future is Unwritten

This print was created by Shepard Fairey for the 2011 Robert Rauschenberg Foundation "Artist as Activist" Print Project to benefit the Coalition for the Homeless. Inspired by the aesthetics of Art Nouveau and Art Deco, the print shows a flower ...

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This print was created by Shepard Fairey for the 2011 Robert Rauschenberg Foundation "Artist as Activist" Print Project to benefit the Coalition for the Homeless. Inspired by the aesthetics of Art Nouveau and Art Deco, the print shows a flower growing from barbed wire, symbolizing hope for the future as the positive overcomes the negative. The phrase "The Future is Unwritten" is a quote from Joe Strummer, musician and advocate for the working class, while "Liberty, Shelter, Equality" refers to the universally important values that we should strive to uphold.

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About the Artist

About Shepard Fairey

One of the most influential street artists working today, Shepard Fairey has created political works across several mediums, including stickers, screenprints, and spray paint. Originating ...Read More
One of the most influential street artists working today, Shepard Fairey has created political works across several mediums, including stickers, screenprints, and spray paint. Originating underground, his art has become prominent in both pop culture and the art world, embracing marketing and advertising strategies, as well as political and social activism. Challenging the status quo, one of his most famous projects, Obey Giant (1990-present), illustrated Fairey's interest in phenomenology and subversion, as he quietly placed his Andre the Giant stickers in cities across the world. His poster Hope became the defining image of the 2008 presidential campaign, capturing Barack Obama's message for change with bold colors and clean lines.

Fairey's works have been exhibited in numerous public and private institutions, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Smithsonian Museum, and the Museum of Modern Art.Read Less

The Future is Unwritten, 2011

Shepard Fairey

Print
Size Price
42.00" x 30.00" $1,950
Edition of 100

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Coalition for the Homeless

Description

Digital print.
Foundry/Publisher Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.

Authentication

Signed and numbered by the artist in the margin.

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This work is final sale and not eligible for return.

Additional Information

Proceeds from the sale of this work benefit the Coalition for the Homeless. Up to $700 of the purchase is tax-deductible as a charitable donation.

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