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Dec 062011

SHEPARD FAIREY, The Future is Unwritten, 2011
42 x 30 inches
edition 100  
produced by Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, New York, USA

Inspired by the aesthetics of Art Nouveau and Art Deco, the print shows a flower growing from barbed wire symbolizing hope for the future as the positive overcomes the negative. The phrase “The Future is Unwritten” is a quote from Joe Strummer, musician and advocate for the working class, while “Liberty, Shelter, Equality” refers to the universally important values that we should strive to uphold.