Released in 1998, Ming remains one of the most sought after prints from Shepard’s propaganda era (mid to late ’90s). From Obey: Supply & Demand: “The subject of this image was often mistaken as Anton LaVey, the founder of the Church of Satan, perhaps just because it seems so sinister. Ming the Merciless was a character from the Flash Gordon comics during the ’30s, a period when there was a lot of paranoia about communism in China.”