- medium Offset print on thick cream Speckletone paper
- edition 1
- size 24.00w x 36.00h in
- created 2020
COA: This work comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from West Chelsea Contemporary.
Original Photo By: Ted Soqui
Published by: Obey Giant
Artist’s Description: This “American Rage” image is a celebration of protest as a form of civic participation in democracy. I don’t ever condone violence or looting, but I understand why things can reach a boiling point, resulting in riots, when people feel that the American system has failed them over and over. Martin Luther King Jr. said “A riot is the language of the unheard”. King also condemned politicians who “are more devoted to order than justice”. I urge people not to conflate peaceful protest with “criminal agitation” or “inciting a riot.” When the system fails the people, it is nothing short of patriotic for the people to protest for a solution.