Signed by Shepard Fairey and numbered in pencil along lower edge .
Original limited edition screenprint on thick cream Speckletone paper.
Size: 24×18 in / 61×45 cm
Published by Obey Giant, Los Angeles
In June 2021 the American street artist Shepard Fairey – Obey, created the work “Just Angels Rising” with the limited edition screen printing technique on paper; all the serigraphs created were signed and numbered by Shepard Fairey himself.
Regarding the work of art made, Shepard Fairey wrote “ I wanted to address the very unique situation we were in as a country as we faced the Covid-19 pandemic, unrest around police brutality and racial discrimination, voter suppression, and intense political division. We are still facing all of those things, though the development of Covid vaccines has significantly improved public safety and benefitted the fight to end the pandemic. In this illustration, the usually clear-cut rebel symbol of a bandana covering a face takes on a different meaning during Covid, becoming an emblem of safety, respect for one’s fellow citizens, and a sign that the wearer believes in science. The subject of the portrait is my former co-worker Marin Takeshita who is Japanese. With the rise of hate crimes against Asians during Covid, Marin, and I thought it was important for proceeds from these prints to benefit the organization Stop AAPI Hate, which focuses on immigrants’ rights, and remedies for racial and social injustice.”.