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The Ascent of Man and Woman - Vest by Ralph Steadman

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The #WEARABIGISSUE campaign seeks to inspire an army of activists to drive key issues in the public consciousness, led by prominent cultural figures.

Ralph Steadman is a prolific artist who in his 60 year career has produced thousands of groundbreaking and influential artworks.

The Ascent of Man and Woman is a thought-provoking piece, designed exclusively for The Big Issue and conveys the unending and unresolved issue of homelessness.

“I thought I would change the world - and in fact, all these years later, I have changed the world. It’s worse than it was when I started. There are so many different people trying to help the homeless, but as they help those homeless, more and more homeless come along.” Ralph Steadman

This is a Limited Edition artwork printed on an EarthPositive® Vest manufactured solely using sustainable energy generated from wind and solar power.

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