Sedation Pill Print by Shepard Fairey was a 18x24 inch screen print that was sold as a signed and numbered edition of 450 in 2013. This artwork was inspired by the Public Enemy album It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back.
The image of a long haired woman emerges from darkness holding a large pill with the all seeing eye on it. Image is framed in stylized designs and patterns.
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America is sedated by entertainment and drugs allowing dishonest, unfair and unjust policies to become law.
Words on Art
Obey Propaganda - Stay Alert - It Takes The Sedation of Millions To Hold Us Back - Eyes Open
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Words From Artist
The “Sedation Pill” print is inspired by the title of my favorite Public Enemy album “It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back”. I think the biggest problem in America is the indifference and complacency about important issues that results from much of the population being perpetually hypnotized by conspicuous consumption, social media, entertainment, and self-medication. Using sedation and escapism for relief from the rat race might make us less aware (blissfully ignorant) but also less empowered to improve our role within the rat race… a vicious cycle of cause and effect. -Shepard Fairey