“Woke Up This Morning” Art Print by LifeVersa (Onsale Info)

LifeVersa has another controversial art print coming out this week. “Woke Up This Morning” is a 16″ x 20″ screenprint, has an edition of 50, and will cost $30. The variant has an edition of 10 and will cost $50. These go up Wednesday, January 30th at a random time. Visit LifeVersa.com.



42 Responses to ““Woke Up This Morning” Art Print by LifeVersa (Onsale Info)”

  1. Why?

  2. Why?

  3. Why?

  4. Why?

  5. Why?

  6. Ugh, this guy needs to give it up, this is getting pathetic. A national tragedy and this guy shows up to try to capitalize off it. I don’t know why his “art” is posted on this site, it is not good.

  7. I agree with Ryan’s comment. And Ryan’s. And Ryan’s And Ryan’s. And Ryan’s.

    I’d add Why?

    Their are artists who can pull off controversy because the end product is thought provoking. I know art’s subject but this provokes no thought to me. Seems like fake controversy to sell prints or get press.

  8. *there not their… Dammit

  9. Because.

  10. It is all about the money that the gun industry is making by the school shootings. If you are following the industry; guns, bullets, and magazines are flying off the shelves because gun owners feel that they will no longer be able to purchase certain weapons or there will be restrictions on magazine or how much ammo one can purchase. So, with all these tragedies happening and the hording…you know who is making bank. The CEOs of the firearm and ammo industry. It is all about the money.

    BTW, if you do not like it, you do not have to buy it. Don’t let a piece of art waste your time by repeating “why?” numerous of times. Ryan, f you do not like it, do not purchase it. Simple as that.

  11. Damn it…there needs to be an edit button “if” not “f”

  12. Too bad no one likes your art, Shawn. Keep trying. It is not good, and it is a shame that it is publicized by OMG Posters.

    Artist is jealous he is not making bank like the gun companies. Sad.

  13. Hmmm, when I first saw this print my reaction was that I love it. It totally makes sense to me.

  14. I don’t recall Ryan ever saying he didn’t like the print. He was obviously asking why the print was “controversial”. Also, I’m guessing he had site issues submitting his comment, as I do at times. Hence the multiple comments. Try to be a little less of a presumptuous ass in the future.

  15. Lifeversa is like the black sheep of the poster community. If you want nice look at the 20 posts before and after. Heck rob swagers print 2 posts above deals with the joys of being a kid while this one deals with the unfortunate reality nowadays.

    Sometimes I feel lifeversa’s stuff would work better in art galleries. On blogs like this, which come to think of it is similar to real world, you get ridiculed for exposing the truth.

  16. LifeVersa brings nothing new to the discussion, just trying to capitalize off other’s misfortune and controversy. His stuff would work better in a dorm room.

  17. LifeVersa pays to advertise on this site (check out the ads on the side), that is why it is posted here.

    Gotta pay to play.

  18. Message or no message, I just feel like this guys execution doesn’t warrant being on this site in the first place. But I’ll probably just get “ridiculed for exposing the truth”…

  19. I like this better than any Emek print. I support it appearing on this poster blog.

  20. Maybe his next one can be Mayor Bloomberg surrounded by his 6 armed bodyguards drinking cups of soda. Even better one with Dianne Feinstein with the saying “mr and mrs american turn them all in” while she applies for her weapon permits. Hypocrites the whole lot of them another classic example of do as i say, not as i do.

  21. Ah yes, see, for those of you who didn’t catch it, this is clearly an illusion to the “Morton Salt” girl, and a daringly ham-handed subversion of the Morton slogan “When It Rains it Pours.” Whereas Morton’s slogan was at its inception a clever repurposing of an old aphorism for the purposes of pointing out the company’s innovative non-clumping properties, this poster’s mutation of it turns it into a phrase that nobody has said, ever, while simultaneously attempting clumsily to equate hailstones with bullets.

    The clunky and artless imagery and sub-literary wordplay is doubtless meant to lampoon the Evil Gun Lobbistry’s BLATANT CAPITOLIZATION of School Shootings, because as everyone knows the NRA makes royalties on every person who dies from gun violence.

    Also, the girl is holding a skull which oh-so-subtly symbolizes DEATH, and her bullet-proof umbrella is tragically pointing the wrong way.

  22. I don’t know why everyone is getting their panties in a knot. Maybe LifeVersa really cares about the real issue at hand. No matter what though he is making a great point and thats good enough for me. I happen to like his work and most of his prints have great background points if you “really” get them. No matter what though the artist, no matter who they are, probably work hard on the art that they are putting out..who are you to accuse them of having bad intentions? Do you know them? I didn’t think so. You don’t have to like the art but you don’t have to be an ass about it either. I guess some people are just born that way though.

  23. Jerrit wtf? I am no artist. I just explained what the print is about and if you do not like it don’t buy it. Simple as that.

  24. like it or not , folks are taking the time to comment on it
    = mission accomplished!

  25. Poorly executed and not well thought out, mission accomplished!

    Arthur Knobb gets it.

  26. Not sure about this guy. I agree sometimes some of his art is a bit clumsy. But I also think he’s not doing this purely for exploitation. He seems to do a lot of work with some sort of political bent. Also to be fair his work was featured on here for a while before I ever saw an advertisement on the blog. Just for the record.

  27. Why the $ for the S?

    I love my Bushmaster, by the way. Awesome rifle.

  28. Cause it is all about the money that they are bringing in due to the tragedy of late.

  29. If by “they” you mean Bushmaster:

    Bushmaster has been closed for a few years, now.

  30. You know, i liked this poster before, but after reading Arthur’s take on its symbolisms, i love it even more. I say the umbrella facing the wrong way symbolizes the counter productive measures taken place to curb gun violence. Just my 2¢.

  31. See, I thought the artist was being ironic by mocking the shoddy artists that make these sorts of prints to capitalize on tragedy and taking issue with what they wouldn’t otherwise care about.

    The symbolism of the umbrella and shit was lost on me – I assumed it was just a cheap rip-off of someone else’s logo. Which, I thought, was part of the joke.

  32. I apologize for my multiple comments. I only wanted to put one why there. In my opinion I just don’t understand making a print that represents a message of hate. I am a gun owner and a member of the NRA, but I believe there needs to be something done in order to prevent people who are disturbed from having access to firearms. I don’t feel this is the way.

  33. I apologize for my multiple comments. I only wanted to put one why there. In my opinion I just don’t understand making a print that represents a message of hate. I am a gun owner and a member of the NRA, but I believe there needs to be something done in order to prevent people who are disturbed from having access to firearms. I don’t feel this is the way.

  34. And Shawn, you’re correct, I don’t like the print and I have no intention of purchasing it. I was just throwing my opinion out there and I’m sorry that you didn’t like my comment, but it is my opinion.

  35. I usually like Vice’s prints, but this one doesn’t show me anything, but touching emotional nerves. And maybe I’m a little to sensitive about the subject and it really strikes my nerve and I’m biased because of this.

  36. those complaining about profiting on a tragedy are completely missing the point. this print is brilliant.

  37. and jerrit…i’m sure you’re a first class artist in your own right

  38. As an anti guns poster this is awesome!

    I read people questioning the image and the umbrella… It’s a “Hail” of bullets. Get it ?

    The original expression “When it rains it pours” is most likely about the level of attack against guns at the moment, but has the double meaning of “when you really want to make a hail of bullets, use our guns”.

    I think it’s quite clever !

  39. I give up.

    You’re all right, this print is pure genius, the likes of which have never been seen before.


  40. jerrit left for the shooting range

  41. I don’t get why people are so up in arms by this print. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with it…other than that goddamn hand.

  42. I love it … Btw I’m pro gun which by this is not. To bad these guys have no understanding of the art to each his own I will buy.

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