More stories from the week ended July 28: Shepard Fairey full-wrapped buses courtesy of L.A. Fund unveiled in Los Angeles. RIP: Walter De Maria, who died of a stroke at age 77. RIP: Ronnie Cutrone, who died at the age of 65. What happened during MOCA’s board meeting in which Jeffrey Deitch resigned. Christopher Knight guests on Air Talk, discussing the Deitch resignation. William Poundstone provides the local perspective on why Deitch did not work out in LA. A look at what Deitch may be […]
Besides a new mural utilizing a novel approach from Faile, the streets of Vienna also saw the Cash, Cans, & Candy group show bring in Shepard Fairey. Along with a major piece created on the side of a building, his imagery could also be seen popping up all through the Austrian capital. Take a look at more photos below… Photo credit: famiglia_vienna. Discuss Shepard Fairey here.
For those of you who couldn’t make it out to check out Into The Dark, a group exhibition in Newcastle’s Victoria Tunnel presented by Unit 44, here are some photos to give you an idea of what the experience was like. Artists Candice Tripp, D*Face, Eelus, Faith47, Hendrik Beikirch, Hush, Meggs, Pedro Matos, Shepard Fairey, Stormie Mills, Will Barras, and Word to Mother provided work for the unusual event as attendees traveled into the depths for their night of art enjoyment. If anyone would like to see the PDF from the show […]
There are numerous high quality art fairs occurring year round but the granddaddy of them all is Art Basel in Switzerland which opened its doors this week. Drawing some of the most prestigious galleries to exhibit a seemingly endless list of notable artists such as Kaws, Rob Pruitt, Will Cotton, Shepard Fairey, Takashi Murakami, Yoshitomo Nara and Jeff Elrod (just to name a very few), it’s no wonder that the wealthiest collectors and the hard-core art enthusiasts flock to Switzerland each year for a chance […]
Last year, we shared a project with you that was asking for funding on kickstarter – the first narrative film based on the story of Shepard Fairey. As some of you may know (or even supported), the money raiser was fully funded – and now, the finished movie has been released online on the official website. Take a look below as the hard work of Julian Marshall, a student at Shep’s alma mater RISD, and his friends is finally realized. Discuss Shepard Fairey here.
Our friends at TrustoCorp are back to their old tricks again. Known for their street interventions and “reverse shoplifting” (here & here), the collective is once again visiting stores and placing their products into the natural shopping environment. But, this time they’ve enlisted some help from some other artists. First up is a collaboration with Shepard Fairey where the new flavor of Trusto Cereal is the “OBEY” flavor – which combines their own signature tongue-and-cheek artwork with Shep’s classic Andre The Giant imagery. Expect little touches […]
Shepard Fairey was recently commissioned by CASIS (the Center of Advancement of Science in Space), set up by Congress to manage the National Laboratory on the International Space Station, to create a mission patch. The piece for ARK1 (Advancing Research Knowledge 1) featured elements of some of Shep’s iconic design elements as well as an abstracted form of the ISS. Take a look at the video below for more information behind the project. Via Designboom. Discuss Shepard Fairey here.
Shepard Fairey was recently invited to the Santa Fe University of Art and Design to do a lecture as part the school’s Artists for Positive Social Change series. Of course while there, Mr. Obey decided to create a mural for his fans in New Mexico. Considering the venue, Shep decided to get up with a pro-art, anti-war piece. See more detailed photos below… Photo Credit: StreetArtNews. Discuss Shepard Fairey here.
Currently showing in Berlin is Ephemeral, a group exhibition (curated by Johann Haehling von Lanzenauer) held at a temporary space by Circleculture in collaboration with Pret A Diner in Berlin (you may remember their work with Lazarides in 2011). Playing on the theme of the ephemeral nature of life, 14 international artists contributed work for the show including Jaybo, Shepard Fairey, Katrin Fridriks, Kevin Earl Taylor, Stohead, André Saraiva, JR, XOOOOX, Aaron Rose, Lennart Grau, Olivia Steele, Marco Grassi aka Pho, Stefan Strumbel, and Jonathan Yeo. Head over here if you […]
Singapore-based Chandran Gallery will officially be opening its San Francisco gallery later in the year, after some needed renovations to its building. Before that however, tonight (January 4th) they will be hosting a one night pop-up benefit exhibition/installation in conjunction with Juxtapoz and Power House Productions, with proceeds going to the Iron To Gold/Ashes To Hope Project, which is an artist-in-residence program in Detroit where creative like minds can gather from around the country can share ideas and collaborate. The original benefit in 2009 (covered) […]