American contemporary street artist Shepard Fairey will be releasing a new print edition entitled “AK-47 Lotus” & “AR-15 Lily” this January 7th.
“These images are inspired by Vietnam War protesters who would put flowers in the gun barrels of the National Guard who were brought in to suppress their protests for peace. I’m a pacifist, whether that means finding diplomatic solutions to prevent and avoid war internationally or finding diplomatic solutions to prevent and avoid gun violence at home. I’m not anti- Second Amendment, so trolls can calm down… I’m not interested in macho blathering, I just want fewer people to die unnecessarily. Brady United is doing good work preventing gun violence so they will receive a portion of proceeds from these two prints. Thanks for caring” Shepard stated.
AK-47 Lotus & AR-15 Lily are screen prints on thick cream Speckletone paper and measures 18 x 24 inches. Both prints come in an edition of 550 (Signed and Numbered). The prints are priced at $55 and proceeds will go to Brady United.
AK-47 Lotus & AR-15 Lily are available on Thursday, January 7th @ 10 AM PDT at https://store.obeygiant.com/collections/prints.