The raised fist has served as an iconic symbol of resistance for many generations. Masculine and monochrome, the clenched gesture radiates energy against a double outlined golden star. Featuring Fairey's now well-known call-to-action, the accompanying "OBEY" below is a visual command that enhances the otherwise silent but powerful protest.?
With its origins in his earliest street art projects, this print replaces the typical Andre the Giant figurine with an oversized fist that stands in its place. Legibility and accessibility have always been a hallmark of Fairey's artwork, and are utilized to great effect here, illustrating a universal, familiar symbol of rebellion, but rendered in Fairey's recognizable style.?- Description written by co-curator Pedro Alonzo.?
OBEY Fist. Serigraph on Coventry Rag, 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.