Playing to his strengths of appropriating pop culture for his own unique creations, Ron English (featured) has recently revealed two projects he has been working on. The first is the melding of Barack Obama and The Incredible Hulk into one amazing sculpt although we aren’t quite sure what the message is. Not sure if this piece will be released to collectors any time soon, but the other little item he has completed is now for sale at NOWhere Limited for $60 and limited to 500. Fat Tony […]
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The Obamas, who already have a fantastic art collection on display in the White House (including a Ben Eine piece), will be adding another great piece to their living quarters. The Norman Rockwell Museum will be loaning one of Norman Rockwell’s iconic paintings, The Problem We All Live With, over to the president and his family where it will be exhibited through October 31 in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Ruby Bridges’ history-changing walk integrating the William Frantz Public School in New Orleans that later […]
For the Shepard Fairey completest geek in all of us, a new bit of imagery can be added to our growing knowledge collection.Â The source photograph (with added blue background) has been revealed by barackobama.com. The photograph was given to Fairey by the campaign to use in the Vote poster, so fortunately, no lawsuits this time. How do you feel Shepard Fairey did with the source?Â Discuss here.
In yesterday’s South Park “Watchmen x Batman” episode, Mr. Fairey’s Obama “Change” poster is remixed South Park style. It was about time Matt and Trey weighed in on Shepard Fairey’s Obama image, as we were wondering if they lost their edge… apparently not. Check it out the whole episode here.
Manifest Hope: DCÂ zenithed with a sensational party on it’s final night,Â Monday. On the eve of the presidential inauguration, the artists and volunteers that led the charge of Barack Obama’sÂ triumphant grassroots campaign celebrated with a star-studded event that rivaled many of the inaugural balls the following night. With live performances by Santo Gold,Â Adam Freeland, DJ Trouble Maker, Grammy winningÂ artists: De La Soul, Moby, and of course DJ Diabetic himself (Shepard Fairey); it was no wonder the venue was packed to the brim and rockin’ deep […]
The Manifest Hope: DC exhibition, showcasing the spirit of the grass-root artist movement, officially opened it’s doors Saturday morning, but Friday night, select VIPs and friends were invited to preview the pop-up gallery.Â The packed house reflected the energy that is currently flowing into the nation’s capital for Inauguration. Â With the crew workingÂ hard to put the 11th hourÂ finishing touches on the exhibition prior to the unveiling, the inspired looks from the audience once curtains came up made the week long marathon set-up all worthwhile! AMÂ took […]
AM brings you a preview from the ever busy set up at the “pop-up” Manifest Hope gallery at the Nation’s capital.Â Tomorrow is almost here, and the gallery is set to open at 10 am for all the people who are in town to see the inauguration.Â Manifest Hope will be opened during MLK weekend and but will be closed on Tuesday to observe the Presidential inauguration. Shepard Fairey and Ron English arrived today to meet and greet the numerous press that were in town […]
A new celebration video for Obama came out recently by will.i.am from the Black Eyed Peas.Â What’s interesting is that alot of the street art and iconic images from his campaign were incorporated from artists such as Shepard Fairey, Ron English, and even Josh Keyes (not sure why?).Â Also stopped by Subliminal Projects last night to see the “Letters and Ligatures” show and chatted a little with Shepard Fairey and he told us that some of the video was filmed on the roof and around […]
Got an email this morning from Mindstyle about the release of Ron English’s Abraham Obama Bust. Along with Shepard Fairey’s work, the Obama x Abraham Lincoln remix by English would probably be one of the top two most iconic Obama images out there. There will be multiple colorways released with each one limited to 50. More info after the jump.
The much anticipated Shepard Fairey x Obama Vote Print is now up for sale on the Obama site.Â For those who want a piece of history, it might be best to head over there now to make your purchase.Â Don’t forget to use the “25off” coupon code to get 25% off your purchase.