Activist Print, an aptly named new project by The Andy Warhol Museum and Artist Image Resource (AIR), recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to commission three local Pittsburgh artists to create socially and politically charged screen prints in 2016. The works will ultimately be displayed on the shuttered windows and walls of Rosa Villa, the vacant bar/restaurant across the street from the museum (previously the host to murals by superstar Shepard Fairey). In part with Art Basel Crowdfunding, Activist Print has petitioned to raise $20,000 to cover artist stipends, material costs, curatorial fees, and technical support from AIR.
With rewards for even a mere $5 contribution (a blown kiss from museum director Eric Shriner), it’s no wonder Activist Print is already halfway to their goal with a week left to go. And due to the plethora of horror stories that is our domestic and international current events (election season will certainly be material enough), we can surely expect some riveting and rousing reflections of our public discontent.
As our favorite silkscreen artist himself said, “They always say time changes things but you actually have to change them yourself.” You’re not wrong, Andy. You’re not wrong. Don’t forget to pledge if you’re feeling inspired!
One Kickstarter exclusive signed and numbered print (12.5″ x 19″) by one of the Activist Print artists.*
A private screen printing class for you and 5 friends with AIR artists at The Warhol’s studio. Learn how to make your very own prints just like Andy Warhol did in his Factory!
THE FULL PROCESS TOUR – You and a friend will get the full executive experience. Package includes a tour of The Andy Warhol Museum, lunch in the Museum with Director Eric Shiner, AIR artist meet-and-greet and exclusive artist led class in AIR’s studios, complete with the experience of aiding the artists in posting some of their Activist Print work on the side of the Rosa Villa!
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