In November 2015, Shepard Fairey unveiled a public art installation, a giant sphere suspended between the first and second tier of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, entitled "Earth Crisis." Designed in honor of the World Conference on Climate Change, the massive sphere was inscribed with a mandala-inspired design adorned with floral motifs. Embedded within the image are multiple shields, each representing threats to nature and reasons to respect it. Composed of environmentally themed graphics, the sphere was designed to raise awareness about issues like global warming and oil spills.
This print, entitled "A Delicate Balance," reproduces a modified version of the spherical design used in the original Paris installation on view only one week after the terrorist attacks in Paris and coinciding with the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference known as COP21.
Proceeds from A Delicate Balance will benefit 350.org to support their efforts to combat climate change.
A Delicate Balance. Serigraph on 100% Cotton Custom Archival Paper with hand-deckled edges. 30 x 41 inches. Signed by Shepard Fairey. Numbered edition of 89. Comes with a certificate of authenticity. $900.