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Item Details
Public
Available to everyone
Title
Guns and Roses
Work Type
Sticker
Date
2019
Location
United States
Description
Three outstretched arms, each holding a military style gun with a red rose emerging from the barrel. The top rose appears to be radiating light or energy of some kind. In the bottom right corner of the sticker, there is an Obey star (a star with Andre the Giant's face in the center) encircled by an ornate design. The word "Obey" is written below. These are references to Shepard Fairey's famous OBEY sticker campaign. This design is part of Shepard Fairey's “Facing the Giant: Three Decades of Dissent” series. Shepard Fairey's website quotes Pedro Alonzo, co-curator of the series, as saying: "Inspired by a Chinese propaganda poster created during the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution (1966 – 1976) in the People’s Republic of China, Fairey transforms the work’s revolutionary motif into a new contemporary anti-war message. The poster was a call-to-action for the formation of a Communist army, believing that military might was necessary to gaining political advantage."
Repository
Courtesy of the Richard F. Brush Art Gallery.
ID Number
sag_2019_obey_giant_fac_016.tif
Source
Obey Giant Art, Inc.
Title-Alternative
Facing the Giant: 3 Decades of Dissent
Language
English
Acknowledgement
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Council of Independent Colleges provided funding support for this project.
Rights
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License
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File Properties
File Name
sag_2019_obey_giant_fac_016.tif
SSID
27081930

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