"False Profits" Rare Gold Artist Proof
"False Profits" Rare Gold Artist Proof
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"False Profits” | 20x27” 11-Color Serigraph on Hand-Deckled 290gsm Coventry Rag Paper
Artist Proof Gold Foil Edition 2/3
Comes with a physical Certificate of Authenticity (COA) signed by the artist
Digital COA also included upon request and will be issued as a Bitcoin NFT minted on Counterparty
NOTE: This silkscreen edition was originally released in 2014 as a standard edition of 85 and gold leaf edition of 15. Both are sold out, results of which are public on the publisher's website. This silkscreen design is the second iteration of MEAR ONE’s iconic London mural “Freedom for Humanity.”
"Mayer Amschel Rothschild once said, 'Give me control of a nation’s money and I care not who makes the laws.' Using this as my ideological starting point, I chose to depict the likeness of such early turn of the century robber barons amidst a dark vision of an apocalyptic reality fueled by their greed, filling our skies with coal, nuclear and chemtrail pollution. These men and their dynasties, whom I believe do not subscribe to any reasonable human code of morality, have put parameters around what our reality consists of and are destroying our planet, indebting us in the trillions, profiting in the billions, while displacing millions financing wars through illegal taxation. These wicked banksters have indeed been playing a game of monopoly on the backs of the working class. Art has always been my tool of communication to describe reality as I’m living it, delving into history, politics, science and philosophy. Given the times we are living in today – rich getting richer, poor getting poorer – I felt the need to speak out about these crimes against humanity. But the fact remains that some are highly uncomfortable with these truths and use divisive acts, systematic bullshit lies and propaganda to keep us separated and enslaved as they continue to rob and pillage the earth. So how do we get out from under the tyrannical grip of the banking globalists and corporations ruling our world? I believe it exists in the decentralization of our monetary system in order to achieve true freedom for humanity. Bitcoin is freedom. Bitcoin is peace. There is only one. All we gotta do is stand up and it’s game over! PEACE, MEAR ONE”
About the Artist:
MEAR ONE has been at the forefront of LA’s graffiti and mural culture for nearly three decades. He is famous for having pioneered the Melrose graffiti art movement in the late 80s and is considered by many to be LA’s most prolific public muralist. Early on in his career, MEAR gained his recognition for building the bridge between graffiti art and fine art. He was the first graffiti artist to exhibit at the infamous 01 Gallery on Melrose, as well as at 33 1/3 Gallery in Silverlake, where Banksy would later debut his first North American show. MEAR ONE’s work was part of the landmark "Art in the Streets" 2011 exhibit at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art as well as the Pasadena Museum’s “Street Cred” exhibition that same year. His works reside in the permanent collection of the Laguna Museum of Fine Arts, The Chambers Project, as well as many other prominent private collections. He is perhaps best known for constructing powerful narratives juxtaposing philosophy, ancient mythology and modern politics to inspire an evolved consciousness. This interpretation of reality is achieved through balanced dialogue between surrealism and the metaphysical. MEAR ONE helps us envision the sublime spirit of our time – not by escaping reality, but by confronting it head on.
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