War by Numbers (Gold)
By Shepard Fairey
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Edition size: #53/300
Sheet size: 60.9 x 45.7 cm
Medium: Hand signed, limited edition serigraph on paper.
Good To Know: Unframed, professionally packed, stored flat in our humidity controlled art storage facility, condition report available upon request.
Arty-Fact: “Tactics to create a climate of fear are nothing new. LBJ [Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th President of the United States from 1963 to 1969] escalated U.S. military presence in Vietnam as soon as he took office. The irony is that as we worry about outside threats to our kids, we are creating a culture where it is fine to bomb kids from other countries like Vietnam or Iraq. The Iraqi civilian body count due to U.S. forces is between 56 and 62 thousand. No wonder there isn’t a lot of popular support in Iraq for the American versions of freedom and democracy. I feel just as bad for our troops who are being killed. Now we are mired in a civil war that is terrible for us and them. Try to keep in perspective that for every media image of a disabled U.S. veteran of the war in Iraq, there are 20 Iraqis who are in a similar or worse situation.” ~ Shepard Fairey, 2007; Source: Obey Giant
“War By Numbers” is Shepard Fairey’s reaction to the thought of being a part of a society that cultivates the justification of killing foreign innocent children, and people for that matter, to protect “our” [America] idea of freedom and democracy.