Who Wants Love, Peace and Prosperity?
SIGNED EDITION OF 22
13 colour silkscreen print on Somerset paper
403 x 850 mm
£2,400 incl. VAT
This April CIRCA presents a new stop-motion animation by British-Japanese artist Simon Fujiwara, viewers are invited to follow Who the Bær - the cartoon protagonist - on their quest for identity and belonging. Alongside this bold new commission Fujiwara has created this limited edition silkscreen print.
“I created my cartoon Who the Bær as a dada-esque response to our increasingly extreme and incomprehensible times. With no identity - no race, gender or sexuality - I wanted Who to help create a language to play with complex ideas and even taboos in our era of identity politics. Who the Bær is just an image seeking an identity in the world of images, and so presenting them globally on the large screens of the CIRCA platform feels like a perfect way to bring Who the Bær out of the museums and into the public space for the first time.”
CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY
Each Limited Edition comes with a stamped and dated certificate of authenticity.
To guarantee each print arrives in perfect condition, they are carefully wrapped in tissue paper, hand packaged in a heavy duty cardboard tube and delivered with a tracking number. Although we endeavour to deliver the print as soon as possible, please note that due to the process involved, they may take between 1-2 months to arrive in the post. The shipping fee is calculated at checkout.
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CIRCA commissions a different artist each month to present new ideas that consider our world today, circa 2022. Previous CIRCA commissioned artists include Patti Smith, Tony Cokes, David Hockney and Ai Weiwei. Discover more here.
Who Wants Love Peace and Prosperity? by Simon Fujiwara is created especially in support of the #CIRCAECONOMY - a circular model designed to support the CIRCA free public art programme and create life-changing opportunities for the wider art & culture community. Discover more here.
ABOUT SIMON FUJIWARA
Simon Fujiwara (b. London, 1982) is a British Japanese artist who has spent over a decade exploring the mechanics of contemporary identity construction through several ambitious and renowned works that deftly navigate culturally potent topics. From a full reconstruction of the Anne Frank House - based on a model sold in the museum shop - to a rebranding campaign for his former art teacher after a topless tabloid media scandal, his work employs multiple formal approaches across video, sculpture, drawing, installation and performance.
Fujiwara’s recent solo exhibitions have been held at Fondazione Prada, Milan, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria and Lafayette Anticipations, Paris. He was nominated for Germany’s national Preis der Nationalgalerie and is the recipient of the Frieze Cartier Award and the Art Basel Baloise Art Prize. His work is in the collections of MoMA and Guggenheim Museums, NY, Tate, London, Centre Pompidou, Paris and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo.