About the work
Gerardo Yepiz, first encouraged Sheppard Fairey to do an engraving of Zapata in 1999. Gerardo grew up in Ensenada, Mexico, before moving to San Diego, and taught Obey a little about Emiliano Zapata. Obey was very inspired by Zapata's revolutionary efforts to implement land reform and improve the economic prospects of peasants in Mexico, plus, Zapata had a badass look about him!
Released 15 September 2020