The recession has been hitting everyone hard, even the museums are being hit in their wallets. From the MOCA needing a bail out to the Rose Art Museum selling off their collection, museums seem to be dealing with declining attendance and many have been forced to reduce payroll or take mandatory staff furloughs to make ends meet. Yet there’s a silver lining to every situation. Some museums have found ways to boost attendance by tapping into alternative “non-traditional” art forms. Museum mainstays such as Rembrandt, […]
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In anticipation of Shepard Fairey’s upcoming retrospective at the Andy Warhol Musueum in October, we thought it would be appropriate to dip into our vault and give you a little gem we’ve been saving for the perfect time. Last November, AM had the pleasure of visiting Shepard Fairey’s Obey/Studio Number One/Subliminal Projects headquarters in Los Angeles a few days after Barack Obama won the presidential election. You would think that Shepard and his crew would be taking a breather and enjoying the fruits of their […]
We recently tipped you off about the upcoming MichaelÂ Jordan Hall of Fame Tribute Series created by Shepard Fairey and Upper Deck. Now the final two images have been revealed.Â The first is of his Hall of Fame induction portrait andÂ secondÂ of his “Air-ness” in his UNC blue days. The first release is the complete set (signed by both Jordan and Shepard) available on ObeyGiant.com tomorrow, Sept 17th. Check out the other releases, images, edition size and details after the jump.
A few weeks ago, the Boston ICA closed it’s doors on the record breaking “Supply & Demand” retrospective (covered)Â for Shepard Fairey. In case you missed the announcement here on AM, there still will be 2 more stops for this amazing show – first at the Warhol Museum (Pittsburgh) and then at the Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art (Cincinnati). So, the next stop is Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – the home town of Andy Warhol and at none other than the Warhol Museum. In preparation […]
Check out the latest Shepard Fairey x Upper Deck collaboration of the king of hoops: Michael Jordan. Shepard is picking up where he left off last year with hisÂ Purple/GoldÂ Kobe Bryant “MVP” print. As with the Kobe x UD x Fairey print, this will most likely be released only through Upper Deck’s website and will most likely be signed by BOTH Shep and MJ. We’ll keep you posted once more info is released. What mega athlete should Upper Deck and Shepard do next? How about one […]
Last night, things got hot in the IE with a jam packed show in Riverside benefiting the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. “Sea No Evil” (previewed) featured a even stronger lineup of artists this year contributing originals and prints to the charity for auction. With the price set low on each piece, most collectors walked away with bargains as well as a nice tax deduction. With DJ Diabetic (Shepard Fairey) on the ones and twos and a speech by Paul Watson (founder of Sea Sheperd and […]
Last time we caught up with Philip Lumbang, he was on his hands and knees detailing stencils and collages in preparation for Shepard Fairey’s ICA Retrospective. The Studio Number One and Obey Giant studio assistant is coming into his own recently. Known for his unique play on colors and silhouettes on found mediums, we’re excited to see what this show has in store for the young artist. PhilÂ isÂ also featured on the cover of this month’s Giant Robot magazine. On Saturday, September 12th, Phil is transforming […]
The Sea No Evil Charity Art Show is again in full swing. This year’s show is bigger than ever with a large group of artist donating their works to benefit the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. Participating artists include: Anthony Lister (interviewed), Greg Craola Simkins (interviewed), Dave Cooper, Dave Kinsey, Glen E. Friedman, Gregory Euclide, Jeff Soto (interviewed), Mars-1, Munk One, Renta, Shepard Fairey, and Tim Biskup just to name a few. The charity was founded by Captain Paul Watson, who many may have seen on […]
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.
Compile a list of the most important international streetÂ artists historicallyÂ and contemporaneously and chances are, theÂ names you have chosen areÂ included in “The Thousands,” theÂ most expansiveÂ street art exhibition toÂ hit London this year.Â The show has beenÂ organized by AM’s friend RJ ofÂ Vandalog and aims to celebrate the achievements ofÂ street artists around the worldÂ and aid in solidifying their rightfulÂ place in art history. Set in the main atriumÂ of Village Underground, “The Thousands” willÂ open November 18th and run through November 22nd. A companion book will be published by Drago Lab to commemorate […]