Shepard Fairey, A Message from Our Sponsor, 2015 SOLD OUT
The oil and gas industry has long enjoyed a history of strong influence in Washington. Individuals and political action committees affiliated with oil and gas companies have donated $238.7 million to candidates and parties since the 1990 election cycle, 75 percent of which has gone to Republicans.
These facts only emphasize more and more that our political system is broken. Gone are the days of democracy and here to stay are the days of a heavily influenced Congress with organizations such as the American Petroleum Institute (API), the industry’s powerful lobbying and trade association, increasing their power to continue to fuel government-backed subsidies. The hundreds of millions of dollars that the oil and gas industry shell out to employ it’s lobbyists only ensures that policy will never change and our courageous politicians will never stand a chance to reform legislation and repeal these subsidies.
My latest piece, A Message from Our Sponsor, is my interpretation of the powerful, rich, and greedy oil and gas companies and their message to us, the constituents of this “great” democracy. Thanks for caring.
Medium: screen print on cream speckletone paper.
Size: 18 x 24 inch
Signed and numbered
Edition of 450.
This limited edition Shepard fairey print will be released April 16, 2015 at a random time between 10am and 11am PST at Obey