Pace Prints collaborators Shepard Fairey and How and Nosm will join four world-renowned street artists in an adventurous new initiative to paint the historic Maunsell Sea Forts in the North Sea. The project was organized by artist Tristan Eaton, and also features Futura 2000 and The London Police. The artists will live at sea for a month during the summer of 2016 to complete the project.
Eaton says, “Painting murals on the Red Sands Sea Forts pays homage to their beautiful history and almost gives them the parade they deserved, but never got, for their service. These forts are a timeless symbol of resistance. Whether fighting the tyranny of the Nazis during WWII, or fighting censorship in their Pirate Radio days in the '60s - they've always been on the front line of defense against oppression. This makes them a perfect icon for the spirit of the Street Art & Graffiti movement, and I think it's important to share their story with a new generation.”
The execution of the murals will be immortalized in a new documentary, "Painted Oceans," directed by Pascal Franchot.