News broke yesterday that Shepard Fairey (featured) was arrested in Los Angeles as he returned from Europe where he just opened an exhibition at the CAC Malaga (more on this later). He was charged with a felony after he allegedly vandalized Detroit properties while in town for his showing at the Library Street Collective (covered). He has since been released but will have to face charges at a later date of “defacing” 14 different locations in the city, in contrast to legal murals like the one seen above on the water […]
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After a close look at the creation of three murals (Eine, Miss Van, Maya Hayuk) for the Coney Art Walls, we now have an recap of the event for you to enjoy. Curated by Jeffrey Deitch at an empty lot on Coney Island at 1320 Bowery on the west side of Stillwell Avenue (open 7 days a week), 30 artists were invited in to paint among food vendors chosen by Smorgasburg. Highlights for us was something from Futura (seen above) mirroring some of his photography work, a […]
As Urban Nation continues their strong public arts program with their 8th phase (Project M/8) entitled FREEDOM, our attention is drawn back to Berlin to see what a new set of artists have to offer. Curated by StolenSpace, this chapter featured four columns on the facade of a building painted by Shepard Fairey, D*Face, Cyrcle., and Word To Mother with Maya Hayuk painting another section (more on her later). Take a look at some photos of the completed walls and in-progress shots below… Photo credit: Birdman […]
After leaving a memorable mark in Malaga, Spain in 2013, Shepard Fairey (featured) will be returning to the CAC Malaga for an exhibition opening on June 26th. Your Eyes Here from Shep will be shown alongside a solo with D*Face who painted the two towers with him back when they were in town last. The showing from the man behind OBEY will be a historical overview of works created throughout his 25 year career including paintings, screen prints, stencils, stickers, rubylith illustrations, collages, photographs, sculpture, and works on wood, metal, and canvas. Fairey further states […]
Opening last month and showing through the middle of August is Shepard Fairey’s (featured) solo at the Library Street Collective in Detroit. Entitled Printed Matters, the exhibition featured a diverse collection of the Los Angeles-based artist’s distinctive work across all mediums. While in town, Shep also gifted the Motor City with his tallest mural ever (covered) as well as many other pieces left in the wild. Photo credit: Jon Furlong & Sal Rodriguez & the gallery. Discuss Shepard Fairey here.
As we reported last week, Shepard Fairey (featured) was well on his way to completing his tallest mural to date standing at 180′ x 60′. Featuring a simple but iconic image and pattern, the massive piece will be Shep’s gift to Detroit along with some smaller murals in the Belt series of permanent pieces for the Library Street Collective, where he has solo currently showing (more on this later). Photo credit: Jon Furlong. Discuss Shepard Fairey here.
As mentioned, this Friday night, May 22nd, Shepard Fairey (featured) will be opening his solo entitled Printed Matters at Library Street Collective in Detroit. As you can see from the photos here, Mr. Obey has already made his way to the Motor City where he is hard at work putting the finishing touches on pieces for the exhibition. While there, he is also of course working on various murals, one of which was finished in the alleyway behind the gallery for their the Belt series of permanent pieces. Also now in […]
On May 22nd, Shepard Fairey (featured) will be returning to Detroit for the first time in over a decade for a solo at Library Street Collective. Printed Matters is a continuous series of exhibitions which focuses on the importance of printed material in the Los Angeles-based artist’s oeuvre. On display will be will be serigraphs on paper, editions on wood, editions on metal, and fine art collage on which Shep states – “I’m a product of the era of mass production and the mass culture it has created. I […]
Last weekend in Los Angeles, alongside Robert Williams’ amazing new exhibition (covered), a group show celebrating 20 years of Juxtapoz also opened to the public. Curated by Andrew Hosner from Thinkspace and Gary Pressman from Copro Gallery, the showing featured artists, emerging and established, who have graced the pages of the trailblazing magazine. Participants included Aaron Horkey, Aaron Nagel, Adam Caldwell, Adam Miller, Alex Yanes, Amy Sol, Andrew Hem, Andrew Schoultz, Andy Kehoe, Anthony Ausgang, Aron Wiesenfeld, Audrey Kawasaki, Bezt,, Billy Norrby, Brendan Monroe, Brett Amory, Brian M. Viveros, bumblebeelovesyou, C215, Candice Tripp, Chet Zar, Chris […]
Tomorrow, January 27th, at a random time between 10 am and 12 noon PST, a some collaborative prints will be released between Shepard Fairey and Cleon Peterson. Featuring the Pattern of Corruption used in one of their joint murals in Miami’s Wynwood district (covered), painted during Basel Week Miami, the striking imagery will be released in 3 different pairs of colorways – Black/White, Gold/Black and Blue/White. The sets are priced at $120, sized at 18 x 24″, and are in editions of 150. Head over here […]