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War On Drugs

Run #00892
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TYPE:9-Color Screen Print on 130lbs Mohawk Vellum Fine Art Paper
SIZE:18 x 24 Inches
RELEASE DATE:   Aug 19 2014
Edition Size 80
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The framing option for this RUN includes a 1 Inch Black Wood Frame with UV-Glass, foam core backing and ready to hang hardware.

"The original is a few pieces of paper I taped together after drawing it out. I made it shortly after I watched a documentary called 'The House I Live In" which tells a pretty complicated story with ease about the drug war and I wanted to attempt to do something similar and tell a complex story with a simple graphic.

I think it's able to highlight a stupidity everyone can relate to in a quick effective way by pointing out how foolish a literal war against a plant might look like.

We've never been closer to legalizing marijuana in the U.S. than we are now and this print represents the zeitgeist of what we're trying to leave behind." - Abcnt

This RUN is signed, numbered and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from ABCNT and 1xRUN.

Abcnt is a sociopolitical activist/anarchist, the product of mid-nineties expressionism and new-millennium activism, who describes himself as “[a] real west coast hip-hop fanatic, with a kind of militant attitude towards consciousness.” And how does he execute his expression and voice? Through avenues in politically charged street art and music.

Abcnt started tagging in 1996. Back then he was strictly focused on style and imagery, until around 2004 with the development of his iconic business bandit logo. The logo depicts a bandana-masked businessman in dripping black-and-white stencil style, often up against a symbolic red background or above an anti-corporate play on words, like: “United Snakes of Amerika.” His harsh view of the corporate world and political agendas may strike concern in some, or touch home to others. It doesn’t seem like he cares much about the former, though; he’s got a message and he’s getting it out there. As for the name Abcnt? It’s an evolution of an alias dating back to his early days of spray paint and stencils, when he was known as simply absent—a tonic acronym with a tonic maxim embodying the artist: Always Be Successful Entertaining New Terrain.

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