'NØISE: State Violence, State Control' by Shepard Fairey, 2017
18 x 24 Inches
Screen print on cream, Speckletone fine art paper.
Limited Edition of 400 (#78/400)
Signed, dated and numbered by the artist.
All of my prints have been stored flat in archival binders in a smoke-free environment since original purchase. All are in Very Good-Excellent original condition unless otherwise noted.
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ABOUT THE ART
"I’m excited to finally release the NØISE “State Violence State Control” 7” which features covers of two songs that represent our band’s resistance to the attitudes and policies of the current administration. We are proud of how we maintained the spirit of Discharge’s song “State Violence State Control” and Bob Marley’s song “Get Up Stand Up” but also reinterpreted the songs through our own stylistic sensibility.
Working on the art for this was a therapeutic way for me to address the current political situation and abuses of power while also nodding to the punk and hardcore music and art that sparked my interest in politics as a teen. I’d like to see more outspoken art and music in response to the state of the nation. If you aren’t already familiar with my band "NØISE", comprised of veteran musicians Merritt Lear, John Goff, and Joe Cassidy, visit ------------------ to either download or shop our 12” record featuring songs “Little Lions” and “Automatic.”
– Shepard Fairey
"I was very happy to work with Shepard, Merritt, and Joe on putting together this 7″ record. With the arrival of 45 (Trump), I’ve been in shock and dismay that we have a return to politics that seemed outmoded. The change in the White House has brought back memories of Reagan’s terms in office coinciding with Teresa May/Margaret Thatcher.
Looking back to those times, I realized that the political music we listed to as teens is still relevant 35 years later. Bands such as "Crass", "Rudimentary Peni", "Fugazi", and "Discharge" were both riveting and poignant and summed up my feelings of frustration and anger that we were ruled by selfish, hypocritical, and ultimately dangerous leaders. Taking the fight to the streets and making our views known by dressing in a shocking and counter-cultural manner and voicing our opinions to the police and politicians seemed like the most important thing we could possibly do to ultimately try and save this world for future generations. And sadly, I believe this is even more important today.
To try to make our voices heard that the environment, civil liberties, women’s rights, and educational systems need to be protected for future generations. That we need to move away from fear. That we need to fight back. That we need to make sure people understand that we are moving towards a police state. That getting up, fighting back, and standing up are the most important things this generation needs to do fight back against the system."
– John Goff
- Shepard Fairey (OBEY)
- Título de la obra
- 'NØISE: State Violence, State Control
- Firmado a mano
- Dimensiones de la imagen
- 45.7×61 cm
- Vendido con marco