If you read my April 2010 post entitled “The Art of The Music Business” you will appreciate today’s release of a print by artist Shepard Fairey (of Obey fame). The print will be released at a random time (my experience has been between exactly 2:00 and 4:00 EST), so get on early and keep hitting the refresh button on your browser.
UPDATE!!! It went up for sale at 1:00 EST so get it if you can!
Often his prints sell out in minutes so you have a good chance of NOT getting one, it is a very frustrating process, however to Fairey’s credit he does make his prints available at very cheap prices, the Strummer print is $70 and is in an edition size of 450 (signed and numbered by Fairey).
As with most of Shepard Fairey’s prints they skyrocket in value nearly the next day so they are a worthwhile investment and if you really appreciate art, not bad to hang on your walls if you get them professionally framed. Joe Strummer was the cornerstone the British band The Clash and this print does a nice job of paying homage to the rock icon. Hat’s off to you Shepard, nice one!
If you are interested in seeing this print and more of Shepard Fairey’s art, click here and good luck on getting one!