Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010
Shepard Fairey is releasing the above print tomorrow, Nov. 4, in a signed and numbered edition of 450. The POW(ER) image was created initially created to accompany Carlo McCormick’s essay on the evolution of visual culture, appearing in Paper Magazine’s upcoming art issue, guest edited by Fairey. As the artist expalains, “the image is an homage to influential Pop Artist Roy Lichtenstein…I discovered an image he had made of a woman holding a can of spray paint or hairspray. The image looked familiar to me, because a few years ago I re-illustrated the same piece of clip art that Lichtenstein referenced for his spray paint/hair spray painting. The connection was was too serendipitous to ignore.” At $45 these are bound to go fast. Be on the lookout here.