The "Rose Shackle" (Variable Stencil Edition) & "OBEY Icon" (Variable Stencil Edition) are collaborations produced with my good friend and former co-worker Ernesto Yerena. Each piece is a stencil painting with unique variations in background painting and relief texture created with a thick application of acrylic medium through pattern stencils. This rose represents the archetype of an individual or society who has endured oppression but perseveres and rises above. The Obey Icon face evolved at the end of 1995 out of the desire to move further away from the association with Andre the Giant and toward a more streamlined and universal "Big Brother" (as in George Orwell's 1984) image.
Rose Shackle VSE & Obey Icon VSE. 20.5 x 26.5 inches. Variable Stencil Edition (VSE) on Paper. Signed by Shepard Fairey. Numbered edition of 20. $4000. Hecho Con Ganas publishing chop in lower left corner.