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Edition of 450. $60 18X24 Screen Print, Signed by Shepard Fairey and Aaron Huey.
A few facts about the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation:
In 1980 the Supreme Court ruled upon the longest running court case in US History, the United States vs Sioux Nation. The court determined that the treaties with the Sioux had been violated when they were resettled onto P.O.W. camps, and 7 million acres of their land were opened up to prospectors and homesteaders. These camps are now called “reservations”.
The grim statistics on Native Reservations today are the equivalent to that of a 3rd world country, revealing the legacy of colonization and treaty violations. Unemployment on the Reservation fluctuates between 80-90%. Many are homeless, and those with homes are packed into rotting buildings with up to 5 families. More than 90% of the population lives below the federal poverty line. The life expectancy for men is 47 years old – roughly the same as Afghanistan and Somalia.
Aaron’s ever-evolving Pine Ridge project gives voice to social injustice and a forgotten history. It empowers the Lakota and other tribes who fight for recognition of the past in order to help give them a chance to move forward.
The sales of this print will go directly to pay for a campaign to educate the American public about the issues that face not only the Lakota, but every indigenous tribe in the US. Your involvement will help raise the visibility of these images by paying for advertising that will take the story straight to the public—to the sides of buses, subway tunnels, and billboards, ultimately benefiting grassroots non-profits working on Reservations across the US. Help remind the world that the Lakota and other Native people are still here and demand to be heard. With your help the message will be so loud that it cannot be ignored.
Shepard Fairey will release three large format prints tomorrow, very large at 42X42 Inches. These prints will have a small edition of 40 each and will run you $500. Nice to see something new from Shepard. These would look great as a set, if ya have the coin and space.
Grab your mouse and click to flip or buy to hold. 18 x 24? Screen Print, $45, Edition of 450, Limit 1 per person / household. Signed by Shepard Fairey. Release date: 3/10/2011 at a random time. Also for all you folks with deep pockets the piece Shep did on the Colbert Report is available for auction at Phillips de Pury Gallery. Check back here for the sale results.
Shepard is doing a open edition offset print of the popular Flag print. Not a bad deal for $35 considering they are signed.
These look very similar to the one’s that Shepard released a few months ago. Basically the same print with a different design. They are available in two color ways cream and black. 18X24 screen print, edition of 300 $45.