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This is a fantastic opportunity for an aspiring or established artist to express themselves, with the winner to eventually expose their work to the world

artrepublic has launched it’s most inspiring campaign to date entitled ‘Art of Hope’. The initiative was set up to enable budding artists to depict their own vision of hope for 2009 by creating an original, symbolic piece of work. On Tuesday 20th January 2009, history will be made as the USA elects its first black President. During the election campaign, one of the most prolific graffiti artists from the US, Shepard Fairey (also know as Obey), was inspired by its message of change. Subsequently, the Obey image of Obama became iconic to the presidential campaign. The artist subsequently designed the Obama “Yes We Did” T-Shirt.

The winning artist will have the opportunity to have their work displayed in the artrepublic gallery alongside prints by Banksy, Peter Blake and Obey, they may also find their piece released as a limited edition.

Andrew Milledge, Marketing Director of artrepublic, the art lover’s online print & poster gallery, comments: “This is a fantastic opportunity for an aspiring or established artist to express themselves, with the winner to eventually expose their work to the world”. We want to see raw, honest artwork depicting an attitude or viewpoint regarding the hope of change. We are all hoping for a positive New Year and this competition will bring people together with some fascinating images”.

Email your image of what hope you feel 2009 will bring to But you will need to be quick. Entries for The Art of Hope Campaign close on 31st January 2009. The winner will be announced at the end of February and given the opportunity to exhibit their print in either our Brighton or London gallery and worldwide online.
Full details of the Art of Hope campaign are available at

Notes for editors

artrepublic established its first gallery in 1992 in the heart of Brighton’s North Laine selling prints, limited editions, silkscreens and giclees from contemporary artists such as Banksy, Missbugs, Pure Evil and Sir Peter Blake, plus highly collectable prints and T-Shirts by Obey.

Our London gallery, artrepublic Soho features very rare, collectable, cutting-edge limited editions and originals. also has an extensive choice of art prints available online with free delivery worldwide.

The Brighton gallery also offers a bespoke framing service with a huge choice of mouldings and expert advice on hand, and offers a large selection of quality frames delivered free throughout the UK.

Contact for further press information: – 07853 221991

artrepublic – 13 Bond Street, Brighton, BN1 1RD
Mon – Fri 9.30 - 6.00, Saturday 9.00 - 6.00, Sunday 11.00 - 5.00, Bank Hols 10.30 - 5.30
tel: 01273 724829

artrepublic Soho – 42 New Compton Street, London, WC2H 8DA
Mon – Sat 11.00 - 7.00
tel: 020 7240 7909

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