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Tom Petty An American Treasure Prints By Shepard Fairey Release

Tom Petty’s daughter reached out to Shepard Fairey to have him illustrate a portrait of her dad for the cover of the “Tom Petty: An American Treasure” box set. Shepard created his illustration based on the iconic photograph shot by Mark Seliger. 

There will be two prints released with the image.

Tom Petty: An American Treasure
Canvas on Speckle Tone True White Paper
18 x 24 inches
Signed by Shepard Fairey
Numbered edition of 275
$60

Tom Petty: An American Treasure
Speckle Tone True White Paper
18 x 24 inches
Signed by Shepard Fairey
Numbered edition of 275
$60

Available Thursday, September 27th at 10AM (PDT) on ObeyGiant.com in Store under Prints.

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Live Talks Los Angeles Announces Shepard Fairey In Conversation With Henry Rollins 

Live Talks Los Angeles has announced Shepard Fairey in conversation with Henry Rollins discussing his book, OBEY: Supply and Demand The Art of Shepard Fairey.

The event will be held on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 7:30 PM at:

The Ann and Jerry Moss Theater–New Roads School
Herb Alpert Educational Village
3131 Olympic Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Shepard Fairey is an American contemporary street artist, graphic designer activist and illustrator who emerged from the skateboarding scene. He earned a bachelor of fine arts in illustration from Rhode Island School of Design in 1992. He is best known for his Barack Obama “Hope” poster, which he created in support of the 2008 presidential campaign.

His work has been included in the collections of several museums, including the Smithsonian in Washington D.C.; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Henry Rollins, former fronter of legendary punk band Black Flag, is a multi-talented musician, writer, journalist, activist, and actor. He currently hosts a weekly radio show on KCRW and writes for the LA Weekly.

Shepard Fairey achieved tremendous street cred while he was a student at the Rhode Island School Design in the 1990s.  He blanketed the eastern seaboard (and eventually beyond) with his “Andre the Giant Has a Posse” stickers. This image subsequently evolved into Fairey’s iconic OBEY brand logo.

Fairey helpe catalyze a movement from his unique vantage point at the intersection of art, popular culture, politics, and design.  OBEY: Supply and Demand The Art of Shepard Fairey, serves as a massive retrospect that covers more than 20 colorful years of the artist’s evolution and success in the art world. This newly enhanced edition, complete with an original poster, takes readers on a journey from his art school days and his early OBEY GIANT campaign, to his prodigious print output and large-scale public art projects, to his famous Obama Hope Change and Progress posters and his long-time role as an activist-street artist.

Through the lens of esteemed writers and critics such as Carlo McCormick, Steven Heller, Henry Rollins, Rob Walker, Roger Gastman, and more, fans of his work can see into the artist’s mind and creative process to gain a fuller understanding of the roots of the omnipresent OBEY insignia, his design practice, and multitude of exhibitions now seen around the globe. Posters, flyers, silkscreens and stickers are all documented in a museum quality layout and binding.

Tickets:

$65 Reserved Section Seat + a copy of Obey: Supply and Demand

$30 Reserved Section Seat 

$20 General Admission Seat  

Obey: Supply & Demand ($60) is a gorgeous coffee table book, a retrospect that covers more than 20 colorful years of the artist’s evolution and success in the art world. This newly enhanced edition includes an original poster.

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Shepard Fairey’s Largest Exhibition, “DAMAGED” Opens In Los Angeles

Library Street Collective is thrilled to announce an exhibition in LA with artist/activist Shepard Fairey in his most ambitious show to date, aptly titled DAMAGED. It’s been nearly 10 years since Fairey’s last solo exhibition in his hometown of Los Angeles and the iconic HOPE imagery he created for then Presidential candidate Barack Obama. In this unprecedented political climate, Fairey’s message has changed from hope to purpose: “DAMAGED is an honest diagnosis, but diagnosis is the first step to recognizing and solving problems. I definitely think that art can be part of the solution because it can inspire people to look at an issue they might otherwise ignore or reject.”

Of late, Fairey has shifted more towards making artwork based on critical issues and less on distinct figures as he has in the past. DAMAGED still contains the portraits we know and love, but the people he illustrates are representative of diverse Americans most affected by current policies and social issues, rather than recognizable personas of prominence. Advocacy is something the artist has always encouraged through his art making and his many social, political and humanitarian platforms: “When greed and indifference are the status quo, it’s time for conversation.”

DAMAGED also takes aim at another hindrance to reformative communication: social media. For what should be the most meaningful platform for important discussion ever created, discourse has fallen secondary to self-indulgence and celebrity: “Even prior to the election, I’ve been troubled by the social media mentality of ‘construct your own reality’ in superficial terms, at least. The internet and social media are valuable for democratization, but as Marshall McLuhan warned with his—”the medium is the message”—the rapid pace and temporary nature of social media can lead to throwaway approaches from the consumer and the creator…”

DAMAGED will be on view in downtown Los Angeles from November 11 through December 17, 2017, 1650 Naud Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012.

  

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Shepard Fairey Documentary To Premiere On Hulu November 11, 2017

From Academy Award winning filmmaker James Moll (Foo Fighters: Back and Forth, and The Last Days) and Executive Producer James Franco, Obey Giant takes us deep into the underground world of street art, profiling the rise of artist Shepard Fairey from his roots in punk rock and skateboarding, to presidential politics—through his iconic Obama “HOPE” poster and the controversy that surrounded it.

The documentary is set to premiere on Hulu November 11, 2017.

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Shepard Fairey To Release Dave Chappelle Print On June 25, 2014

Shepard Fairey was honored to be asked to do the illustration for Dave Chappelle’s return to New York City, which was used on the t-shirts that he gave his fans at Radio City Music Hall.   On Wednesday June 25, 2014 at 10 AM Shepard will release the 18 x 24 screen print on Speckletone paper. The poster will cost $50 and is signed and numbered with an edition of 300. Limit one per household.

Click HERE for the online store.

Chappelle Radio C POSTER FNL

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Pedestal Print By Shepard Fairey To Be Released On Thursday, August 8, 2013

This Pedestal print by Shepard Fairey will be released on Thursday, August 8, 2013 at a random time between 10AM and 12 noon (PST)

Click HERE for more information.

Obey Classic Discs poster FNL

18 x 24 inch screen print. Signed and numbered edition of 450. $45. Limit 1 per person/household.

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