SABER releases limited serigraph “Tool of Dissent”
LA-born and bred graffiti artist Saber, famed for his massive LA riverbank piece, just released a limited serigraph. Check out his artist statement and the description below. Click here to purchase before they sell out.
This serigraph was inspired by a Walt Whitman poem. Black and silver is a powerful statement on it’s own especially when written in spraypaint. So also is using the printing process as a form of communication. So I began searching for poems, quotes and statements, nothing in particular other than something that felt current or right with these fast paced times. Finally I stumbled on to this Walt Whitman poem and the first sentence really stuck with me. This sentence sets up the conflict between the structure of institutions and ourselves. There is no shortage of dissent or debate lately especially within the urban power structures and the greater systems as a whole. If these institutions exist or not exist it is still the bond of people of like minds that hold an idea together. Writing a poem in the late 19th century was just as potent of an artistic tool of dissent as writing on walls is today in the new millennia. The idea of dissent is as ancient as the first power structures, so is using art as the tool of dissent.
“I Hear It Was Charged Against Me That I Sought To Destroy Institutions“…… – Walt Whitman
- Standard Edition: 13 / Signed, Numbered On Back
- Print Dimensions: 20” W x 30″ H
- Print Substrate: Heavy Stock, Metallic Chrome Archival Paper With Polymer Coating
- Hand-Crafted Deckle Edged Paper
- Layered Hand Touched Spraypaint Details
- Print Materials: Archival Acrylic Ink, Montana Spraypaint, and Etched In Ink Signiture
- Each print comes with a signed COA
Edition Variation– Standard Edition: 72– Blue Artists Proofs: 30– Blue Dot Edition: 16– Holographic Light Spectrum Edition: 12– Hand Touched Artist’s Proofs Anomalies: 13This print has a highly reflective metallic surface with a printed blue split fountain, spraypainted embellishments with glossy black. Each signature was etched into the wet ink creating textures in the inks surface. I also blasted with a fatcap a hand spraypainted color accent on top of the wet ink that created an interesting reaction that created a splattering bumbling texture.