“Straight outta Lockdown / The Freedom Prints” is a series of vintage Mode 2 prints (from the mid 2000s to the early 2010s), hand-painted or hand-sprayed in 2020, and re-numbered in very limited runs.
The second print of the series is called “Oh Sh…”, originally produced in 2009 but never released owing to some specks of alien colors spotted on most prints while signing them. Mode 2 decided subsequently to call off the run and keep only the good prints for future use.
11 years later, the message conveyed by the print couldn’t actually be more acute, in a news ecosystem battered down by fake news, outright lies, and state violence.
The prints have been reconfigured in a 40-print run, all hand-sprayed with 3 different colors matching the original tones (gray, red, white), signed and numbered by Mode 2.
The first series of 3 HPM prints will be available on Thursday, July 9th, at 18:00 CET on the Urban Spree online shop and in the galerie in Berlin.
3-colour screen print on archival paper
Originally published by Lazarides Gallery in 2009
Hand-sprayed and re-numbered in 2020
Each print is different
100 x 70 cm
Edition of 40
Signed & Numbered 1-40