Michael James Freedman

Silence is Not an Option

Silence is Not an Option

Regular price $95.00 USD
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You can't hide if your message is on your back.

There's something about this protestor standing up and putting the message on her cloak that is just powerful. This was early in, when the police were lashing out at the protestors, so just standing there was an act of courage.

I am selling both the framed original and prints. The painting is both small and big.

The actual image is only 14" x 10", but it feels much bigger. It's framed in a black frame with a 3" mat on each side. The overall size of the framed original is 18" x 22". I print at 14" x 10" with a 1" border (16" x 12"). The collectors I've talked to find it really moving, the type of work you can look at for years and still see something new. 

This is my most popular print.

I think that it might be the clarity of the message or the way the colors and imagery work together, but something about the painting appeals to people. I really love this one, and I'm just excited that I've been able to share it with so many people.     

The print itself is beautiful.

I printed this by hand on Hahnemühle German Etching 310 g/mA Paper using a top-of-the-line Epson printer with archival pigment inks that is rated for 200+years.

It's uncanny how accurately the print captures the original. I think most people expect a print to be more like a poster. In this case, it's a faithful representation of the art, with subtle layering of color. The paper itself has a soft texture, and the effect is stunning.

I am so excited to be able to offer this level of quality at a reasonable price. Everyone who has seen the prints is blown away. I want this to be a heirloom for you.  

Each one is signed and numbered by me. You are purchasing directly from the artist.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Annie McHale
Stop-in-my-Tracks Powerful!

Michael has captured an iconic image! Powerful. Stunning. Evocative.

Lisa M Rogan
Amazing piece

Beautiful rendering of an absolute necessary statement of our time.

Moswen Sanford
It came in a timely manner and looks exact...

It came in a timely manner and looks exactly as expected!

Traci B.
Silence is not an option.

Beautiful. Just as advertised.

Carlos V.
Powerful and inspiring print!

Powerful and inspiring print!

Thank you! I’m glad you like it.