Just arrived: Shepard Fairey’s remix print of a photograph by Martha Cooper!⁠

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🚨After the great success of the release night last Friday, we are happy to share another batch of prints from @obeygiant! From now on some copies are available in the online store again

ℹ️Please keep in mind that this is a limited edition. First come first served, so be quick!

Here is a message by Shepard Fairey himself:

“I teamed up with my good friend and documentary photographer, @marthacoopergram, on a new print release called “People’s Discontent.” Martha Cooper has been photographing creative kids in action on city streets since the mid-1970s. I remixed one of Martha’s iconic photos from her book, 𝘚𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘵 𝘗𝘭𝘢𝘺, titled “Hitchhiking a Bus on Houston Street” that she shot in 1978 in the Lower East Side of New York City. There was no advertisement on the back of the bus in her original photo, and since disco was the rage in the late ’70s, I thought it made sense for me to add a disco radio station with the slogan, “Listen To The Sounds of People’s Disco.” I added the “DISCO-ntent” and the spray paint can in the kid’s hand as if he sprayed that on there. It’s a nod to that era but also to what’s going on now with the unrest around social justice issues. This limited edition print was first released through @urbannation_berlin as part of their current show “Martha Cooper: Taking Pictures” curated by @bkstreetart.”

Available from October 29th at the UN Shop for shippings with Germany and EU

Print: People’s Discontent
Artist: Shepard Fairey
Year: 2020
Limited Edition: 500 
Size: 24 x 18 inches (61 cm B x 46 cm H)
Medium: Siebdruck auf dickem cremefarbenen Speckle-Tonpapier
Hand signed & numbered by Shepard Fairey

📷: @berlinartcore

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