SHEPARD FAIREY -THE HIGH COST OF FREE SPEECH
24 x 24 inches
Edition of 575
The High Cost Of Free Speech. . Screen print on thick cream Speckletone paper. Original photo by Sean Bonner. Signed by Shepard Fairey. Numbered edition of 575.
“My work is observational, not documentarian. I try to capture moments, feelings – less how things are, more how I experience them. Years ago, while in Paris, I came upon several heavily armored cops standing over a kid in a t-shirt who they were detaining, forcefully, agressively. A blatant and grotesque display of the imbalance of power which reminded me of similar situations my friends and I have experienced first hand all too often. Of course, sadly that isn’t a unique experience. Shepard wields his art like weapon, relentlessly fighting for for a better tomorrow. With this image, I’m honored to have the chance to provide some ammo for that fight. Shepard’s voice has always been thoughtful and poignant, as an artist and as a friend. This collaboration gives an amplified voice to a silent image, injecting an enduring message into a fleeting moment.”
– Sean Bonner