Tokion Suit Poster

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Tokion Suit Print

Year: 1999
Run Size: unknown
Part of Set: none
Size: 18x24
Paper: Thin Poster
Print Type: Offset Lithograph
Release Date:

This print was available through Tokion Magazine and none were signed or numbered. However, there is some evidence of this print also being sold signed from Part of the Neograffiti poster series.

From Supply and Demand, pg. 243:
This image came from a photograph I took in San Francisco. There was a paste-up of a guy in a suit holding a sign, and I pasted one of my 11 x 17” Obey posters over the sign. Someone had already scratched the head of the businessman, which was interesting because I noticed a lot of the Obey images I put up would be scratched immediately. I guess people don’t like to be told to obey, so they react by scratching out the image. In the case of this businessman, someone apparently didn’t like whatever he represented so they scratched him out. I thought it was cool to have the two images combined, since there’s clearly a face associated with Obey but no one sees the face that propagates it. (Note: This quote refers to the non-Tokion release of this print.)

Related Prints: Suit - Suit Red