Limited edition poster available!
Renowned artist and graphic designer Shepard Fairey has created a portrait of Captain Paul Watson to support Sea Shepherd. Fairey is regarded as one of the most well known and most influential street artists today. His work is included in the collections at The Smithsonian, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. His work made headlines last year with the widely distributed Barack Obama "HOPE" poster during the presidential campaign.
Fairey became involved with Sea Shepherd Conservation Society this past summer by participating in an art benefit in Riverside, California called "Sea No Evil." The event helped raise critical funds for Sea Shepherd's direct action campaigns.
When asked why he supports Sea Shepherd, Fairey responded, "I am opposed to injustice in any form and I am an environmental advocate. The delicate balance of eco-systems needs to be maintained to protect all species, including humans. The mission of Sea Shepherd and founder Paul Watson to protect the oceans and their species is noble and inspiring. Any important movement requires a great leader to galvanize and motivate. Captain Watson is a leader who I wanted to celebrate with my art and hopefully have the art benefit the mission of Sea Shepherd."
Limited edition prints are available online for purchase; a portion of the proceeds will benefit Sea Shepherd. The print comes in two different colorways: Light Blue and Dark Blue. Both are limited editions of 450, 18 x 24 inches, and are signed and numbered by Shepard and Captain Watson.