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Moon over Biloxi

Shepard Fairey

About The Moon over Biloxi

 

"The title of this print “Moon Over Biloxi” is a tribute to the  Dead Kennedy’s song “Moon Over Marin”. In 1984 I picked up maybe my 4th punk record which was the 2nd Dead Kennedy’s album “Plastic Surgery Disasters”. The album is a great listen all the way through and includes some blistering tunes like “Riot” and “Bleed For Me” laced with social commentary. The surprise song though is “Moon Over Marin”… detractors have called it the Dead Kennedy’s “U2” song, but I disagree. “Moon Over Marin” is more melodic than most DK, but juxtaposed with the darkness of the lyrics, the song evokes a powerful sense of existential melancholy. I think the concept that struck me, and stuck with me, is that our disrespect of each other and the planet may doom us , but things will continue without us. I think it is healthy to recognize impermanence, but also to appreciate the value of the ephemeral. Moonlight, real or electric, will probably be around, but what it will be casting light on is the real question. There will always be a moon over Biloxi."  
-Shepard  taken from Mr. Fairey's website

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Gallery Price $400.00

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"The title of this print “Moon Over Biloxi” is a tribute to the  Dead Kennedy’s song “Moon Over Marin”. In 1984 I picked up maybe my 4th punk record which was the 2nd Dead Kennedy’s album “Plastic Surgery Disasters”. The album is a great listen all the way through and includes some blistering tunes like “Riot” and “Bleed For Me” laced with social commentary. The surprise song though is “Moon Over Marin”… detractors have called it the Dead Kennedy’s “U2” song, but I disagree. “Moon Over Marin” is more melodic than most DK, but juxtaposed with the darkness of the lyrics, the song evokes a powerful sense of existential melancholy. I think the concept that struck me, and stuck with me, is that our disrespect of each other and the planet may doom us , but things will continue without us. I think it is healthy to recognize impermanence, but also to appreciate the value of the ephemeral. Moonlight, real or electric, will probably be around, but what it will be casting light on is the real question. There will always be a moon over Biloxi."  
-Shepard  taken from Mr. Fairey's website

About the Artist

"Frank Shepard Fairey (born 1970) is an American contemporary street artist, graphic designer, activist, illustrator and founder of OBEY Clothing.  He emerged from the skateboarding scene.

Fairey first became known for his "Andre the Giant Has a Posse" (...OBEY...) sticker campaign while attending Rhode Island School of Design.  He became widely know during the 2008 U.S. presidential election for his Barack Obama "Hope" poster.  The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston has described him as one of the best know and most influential street artists.

His work is included in the collections of The Smithsonian, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego, the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

Fair is known for his "bold iconic style based on styling and idealizing images" appropriate from Wikipedia

Medium Screenprint (serigraph, silkscreen) on cream paper
Edition 365/ 400
Image size 17" height X 23" width
Paper 18" height X 24" width
Signed "Shepard Fairey" at viewer's lower right margin/ image in graphite
Date of creation 2010
Condition Excellent, never framed
Provenance MR-4
Other Works by Shepard Fairey
George Harrison, Prints by Shepard Fairey May Day, Prints by Shepard Fairey