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Openings: “The Boneyard Project : Return Trip” @ Pima Art & Space Museum

Last weekend, the outdoor fields and indoor hanger Pima Art and Space Museum in Tucson, Arizona were the venues for the hand-painted vintage planes of The Boneyard Project: Return Trip. While the the DC Super 3 planes painted by How & Nosm, Nunca, and Retna, a C97 cockpit by Saner, a C45 plane by Faile, and a Lockheed VC 140 Jetstar by Andrew Schoultz were already stunning enough as centerpieces of the exhibition, when you include the nose cones, cockpits, and other plane segments painted […]

Streets: Shepard Fairey (Brooklyn)

After Shepard Fairey hit up the streets of Manhattan last summer, he made a stop in the borough of Brooklyn as well. AM rode along to catch Mr. Obey working spots both big and small while him and his crew went to work on their community beautification campaign. We saw him push through a number of mediums, from his detailed hand-painted wheatpastes to his newer stencils without tire. Check out all the action captured for us by Joe Russo after the jump.

Openings: “Obey Your Master: A Metallica Tribute” @ Exhibit A

Last Friday, Exhibit A opened up its gallery doors to a multitude of artists all paying tribute to the legendary heavy metal band Metallica. Titled Obey Your Master, the exhibit featured artists such as Shepard Fairey, Travis Louie, David Stoupakis, Nicola Verlato, Brian Viveros, and Richard Villa III just to name a few. All the paintings and work of art on display were influenced by Metallica songs and it was clearly noticeable to see the respect that the artists had for their musical heroes. In […]

Openings: “Just Occupy” @ Robert Berman Gallery

Over the weekend, the Robert Berman Gallery presented an exhibit titled Just Occupy which gathered a collection of photography from photojournalists Ted Soqui and Christopher Felver, as well as works from Shepard Fairey (featured). The pieces shown centered on the L.A. Occupy movement that took shape during 2011 and it also marks the first major exhibition documenting this particular moment in time and those people who experienced it. The majority of the show included photographs from Soqui who shot the iconic image of the female […]

Releases: Shepard Fairey – “Occupy Protester” Print

At a random time in the morning (PST) on January 12th, the now familiar cover image for TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year issue from Shepard Fairey (featured) will go on sale at his webstore. The screenprint entitled Occupy Protester will be sized at 18″ x 24″, come in an edition of 450, and cost $60 with all proceeds going to Occupy Wall Street. The limited edition piece will be signed by both Fairey and Sarah Mason, whose picture was used for the image. Discuss Shepard Fairey here.

Teaser: “Obey Your Master” Metallica Tribute Show @ Exhibit A Gallery

Fans of heavy metal and art will have a chance to attend a exhibition where their two loves get together for a rare intersect. Obey Your Master will feature a collection of artists (including Shepard Fairey, David Stoupakis, Shawn Barber, Usugrow, Paul Chatem, Chris Peters, Nathan Ota, Brian Viveros, Dan May, Sylvia Ji, and Travis Louie – seen above with a concept sketch of his zombie piece) who have each chosen a song from Metallica as inspiration for their art piece which will then be […]

Openings: “Holiday Pop Up” by Modern Multiples @ Known Gallery

This past Saturday, the Known Gallery teamed up with Modern Multiples, a LA-based print studio and one of the powerhouses in this industry, for one a one week pop-up show in which an incredible collection of prints were on display and available for purchase just in time for the holidays. The list of artists included in this very special event seems almost endless but some of the names included were Chaz Bojorquez, RETNA, Shepard Fairey, Patrick Martinez, Eriberto and Estevan Oriol, Gajin Fujita, Revok, Saber […]

Shepard Fairey Cover: Time Person of the Year – The Protester

Shepard Fairey (featured) has designed the latest cover of TIME magazine for their Person of the Year issue which this year honors the “Protester”. If you remember, Mr. Obey also created the cover for the 2008 rendition where the annual award went to President Obama. The choice for this year is certainly a representation of world events from Arab Spring to Occupy Wall Street, activism has hit an all-time high in recent memory and who better to commemorate this than an artist who is a […]

Streets: Shepard Fairey (Barracuda Wall) Los Angeles

Over the weekend, Shepard Fairey (featured) and the Obey crew continued their large scale projects by pasting over the famed Barracuda wall. Last time we saw Fairey working on this wall was late last year when he collaborated with  SABER (interviewed) on a dual rendering of the American Flag (covered). This time around, Fairey has decided to use his name and recognition as a way to highlight and bring attention to a political cause affecting Native Americans. This latest mural is actually a collaborative piece between Fairey […]

Preview / Installation: “East West Connect” @ Above Second

The East West Connect show (see our coverage here) is installed and ready to go for tonight’s opening at the Above Second Gallery in Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong. If you are in town, definitely stop by as we would love to meet you and talk some art. For those interested, you can go here to look at some of the scans of the work in the show, but you need to email [email protected] for the preview PDF or with questions.  See you tonight! Discuss this […]