#Repost Much better with the statue gone. One hateful statue down and many more to go. ・・・
Pedestal, 18×24”, aerosol on canvas – I got up at sunrise the morning after the first protests to shoot the monuments, convinced the city would pressure wash them as they do every time someone has sprayed them in the past. I started to work immediately on this painting. I had Lee included in it on top, the stencils all do. Once I heard the announcment that Lee would be coming down however I knew he should come off the painting as well- just as he did in ‘s great version a few years back. Anyone in Richmond has felt that we are living in a historical moment right now, this is just my short reflection of that.
Many of you have asked if I will sell prints of this. I would love to, with proceeds going to good local causes of course. The stencils are so delicate however I can only do a few sprays before they will degrade, so I propose the following: I will sell up to 10 of the original sprays on canvas, for $500 each. Then take the proceeds from that to fund a larger run of silk-screened prints which I would hope to sell for $100 or less. Ideally $50. All remaining profits going to a TBD group, and potentially a mural related to all this. If you are interested in one of the 10 originals, let me know. If you have a better system, or would be interested in funding the printing of this directly, please contact me.
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