OBEY (Shepard Fairey)

Conformity Trance (Black), 2021

Screenprint in colors on speckled cream paper

Ed. 222/350

24 x 18 in | 61 x 45 cm


1 in stock

More about this work

Signed by Shepard Fairey and numbered in pencil along lower edge.

Original limited edition screenprint on thick cream Speckletone paper.

Edition: 222/350

Size: 24×18 in / 61×45 cm

Published by Obey Giant, Los Angeles


More about this Obey limited edition print

In February 2021 the American street artist Shepard Fairey – Obey, created the work “Conformity Trance” 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 “Obey as a pseudo-command in my art has always been a form of reverse psychology. My philosophy is actually “question everything”. Conformity is often more unconscious than conscious… an adaptation to structures we may not agree with and a submission to unseen forces of manipulation… unseen because our eyes and minds are not open wide enough. People come up with conspiracy theories like “the Illuminati” to explain the feelings that they are cogs in someone else’s machine, but the deconstruction of power and control requires nothing more than a conscious and diligent examination of how power and influence upon the government accumulate and concentrate under capitalism. Campaign finance reform is a great way to remove the corrupt influence of capitalism from government and make democracy work for an informed populace, which is why a portion of the proceeds from these prints will benefit RepresentUs.”. 

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