'Power And Glory II' is a limited edition silkscreen with gold foil block on 410 gsm Somerset Tub. This print is 1 of a series of 4, is signed and numbered by the artist, and is from a limited edition of 75
'Power And Glory II' is an impressive limited edition piece by Obey a.k.a internationally renowned artist Shepard Fairey. This piece is from a set of 4 new works which continue Fairey's investigation into contemporary America.
Each print in this series is based on the American Flag, as it is such an iconic and potent image. Initially created to serve the purpose of 'marking American territory' it is now so commonly celebrated that it flies proud outside peoples homes, businesses and shops, and has been turned into a corporate brand, which Fairey subverts both stylistically and conceptually. The US Flag design has changed over time to incorporate more States, so Shepard Fairey has taken his own approach to the flag, and dissected the iconic 'Stars and Stripes' putting them back together with a single star holding the Obey motif, surrounded and enclosed by stripes, both celebrating and questioning not only the American flag, but American culture.
This limited edition silkscreen print is given another level of depth by the use of gold-foil block, cleverly mimicking the delicate scroll-work design found on US money notes.