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Preview / Installation: Swoon – “Anthropocene Extinction” @ Boston ICA

After presenting The Big Easy with her stunning Thalassa installation at the New Orleans Museum of Art in June, Swoon (interviewed) is moving on to her next project.  On the occasion of its 75th anniversary, The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA) has commissioned the Brooklyn-based artist to create an installation for the Sandra and Gerald Fineberg Art Wall. The 400-pound, suspended bamboo sculpture entitled Anthropocene Extinction will soar over 40 feet, be accented by her signature labor intensive cut paper, and will be unveiled this Saturday, […]

Openings: Shepard Fairey – “Supply & Demand” @ Cincinnati Contemporary Art Center (Day 2)

Friday afternoon picked up right where Thursday evening left off (covered). Members of the Contemporary Art Center (CAC) were invited in at 6 pm for a one hour open bar, prior to Shepard’s artist talk at 7 pm. The talk was moderated by show curator Pedro Alonzo, and covered a wide range of topics from the last 20 years, beginning with the creation and dissemination of the original Andre the Giant sticker, all the way up to and including Shepard Fairey’s ongoing legal struggles with […]

Openings: Shepard Fairey – “Supply & Demand” @ Cincinnati Contemporary Art Center (Day 1)

As Shepard Fairey’s retrospective museum show “Supply and Demand” landed in Cincinnati this past week for the final stop of the tour, AM was on hand to take part in all of the opening festivities! The fun kicked off Thursday night at the Contemporary Art Center (CAC), where about 125 people were on hand for a very special evening of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and dinner with Shepard and Amanda Fairey. The guests in attendance were treated to a very private sneak preview of the show. In attendance were members of […]

Teaser: Shepard Fairey – “Supply & Demand” @ Cincinnati Contemporary Art Center

Shepard Fairey (featured) is ready to debut his “Supply & Demand” retrospective at the Contemporary Art Center (CAC) in Cincinnati this week. The third leg of this traveling show will be a treat for all the folks in the Midwest as events kick off for the public with an opening party on Friday at 8pm. As usual the man with a plan is already beautifying the urban landscapes of Cincy as he did (here & here) with the previous stops at ICA Boston and Warhol […]

Shepard Fairey Works a Plea in Boston

After a five month ordeal with Boston authorities, Shepard Fairey’s latest drama has finally come to an end. Shepard, who was arrested on January 22 at the ICA (reported), was initially charged with over 30 counts of vandalism, tagging and destruction of property. Between April and June, the courts threw out over 21 of the charges against Shepard. This past Friday, Fairey consented to a plea deal that will dismiss the remaining 11 vandalism charges. Conditions of the plea prohibit Shepard from “carrying stickers, posters, […]

Shepard Fairey “Supply & Demand” Museum Retrospective to Travel

It seems that Shepard’s recent drama with the AP and Boston’s finest doesn’t phase the higher-ups in the Contemporary Art world. AM has learned that Shepard Fairey’s debut solo museum exhibition “Supply and Demand,” which opened (covered) at the Boston ICA in February, will be traveling to at least two other museums. It is confirmed that after closing in Boston in August, the retrospective show is scheduled to go to the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh (October 2009 – February 2010) and then to the Lois & Richard Rosenthal […]

Shepard Fairey Video – CBS Sunday Morning

Street artist Shepard Fairey was featured in an awesome segment on CBS News Sunday Morning. The video features an in-depth interview, provides a look at his “Supply & Demand” retrospective at ICA Boston (covered), discusses his recent arrest (covered) and legal issues with the AP, and contains some great footage of a young Fairey from the documentary “Andre the Giant Has a Posse.” Note: There is a brief twenty second CBS commercial preceding the video. Discuss Shepard Fairey here.

Publicity conspiracy? Shepard Fairey’s arrest a result of Boston politics?

Video of Shepard discussing the possible motives behind his arrest. When AM broke the news of Shepard Fairey’s arrest last week (here), we couldn’t help but ask the question: With warrants outstanding for weeks, how come Shepard was not arrested at City Hall while attending a very public unveiling with Boston Mayor Thomas Menino? We posed the question for you readers to ponder the motives*** and left the rest to Shep & his legal team. That is until Wooster Collective posted a very revealing article (here) through the […]

Shepard Fairey arrested in Boston

It seems that the Boston Police Department were not at all impressed by Shepard Fairey’s status as Presidential portraiture or his 20-year retrospective at Beantown’s Institute of Contemporary Art. According to The Boston Globe and Huffington Post, Fairey was arrested last night around 9:15pm as he tried to enter the ICA, where he was scheduled to DJ the museum’s sold-out Experiment Night dance-party (with tickets going upwards $500 on Craigslist). Police Officer James Kenneally stated the department had Jan. 24 warrants alleging the Los Angeles artist tagged […]

Openings: Shepard Fairey – Supply & Demand @ ICA

It’s finally here, twenty years in the making… the long awaited retrospective (previewed here and here) for Shepard Fairey has opened. The Supply & Demand exhibition held it’s VIP opening last night, and boy, was it an event. With numerous activities and events throughout the night, we are still catching our collective breath from the festivities. More on that later… But for now, just let our exclusive photos of the exhibition do the talking. AM brings you a comprehensive look at the Shepard’s last 20 […]
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