Shepard Fairey Releases Two News Prints on Tuesday
Tomorrow, Shepard Fairey will release two new prints named "Home Invasion." Although neither is labeled a "regular" or "variant," they are essentially the same print, except each has its own distinct colorway.[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="300"] "Home Invasion 1"[/caption]
Fairey had to say this about the work: "This image is about privacy and freedom from digital surveillance. If you didn’t notice, there is a camera aperture in the gun barrel. I think the right to privacy is paramount to the concept of freedom. Fear tactics have always been used to erode freedoms and increase the power and reach of government. Abuse of power is far more likely to happen if structures are in place that make abuse easier. The Patriot Act and the NSA surveillance program are examples of overreach under the guise of “protecting” us from terrorists, but they leave far too much room for potential abuse. Pervasive surveillance, even if intended for law enforcement, gathers data that is far too easy to abuse for a personal or political agenda. I respect due process and I think our government should too. Civil liberties are hard to recover once they are surrendered. The Worldwide Wave of Action opposes the NSA spying and many other areas of injustice and inequality"[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="300"] "Home Invasion 2"[/caption]
Drop Info: "Home Invasion 1 and 2" go on sale tomorrow at a random time here. Each print is an edition of 300, measure 18x24 and cost $45. Good luck!