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NPR interview about Boston Trial

For anyone who has been following my court case in Boston, a resolution has finally been reached. I was originally facing 34 felony charges with a maximum penalty of 87 years in jail. My attorney negotiated a plea deal for me to plead guilty to three misdemeanors and get two years probation and a fine in exchange for all the other charges being dropped. Considering the tremendous waste of time and money so far, this solution seemed the most productive to end a process which could have dragged on considerably and potentially resulted in jail time if things did not go well for me. I’m glad to put this behind me so I can focus on making art and the other positive things in my life. I have no negative feelings toward Boston, my ICA show has been an incredible success with over 100,000 people attending. I’d like to thank the ICA staff who have been great to work with, and also all the Boston property owners who invited me to display my work on their properties. I will be back in Boston on July 31 for Obey Experiment REDUX, a party celebrating the success of the exhibition at the ICA.  I will finally get to DJ at the ICA and my friends Z-Trip and Chuck D will also be performing. After the exhibition closes on 8/16 in Boston, my 20 year survey travels to the Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh For more in depth info on the Boston case, check out this interview.

Thanks.

-Shepard

READ THE WBUR INTERVIEW HERE

LINK TO OBEY REDUX
 

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Sticker Robot x Social Awareness

The Immigration Reform and Love Unites stickers are now available on Sticker Robot and proceeds from the sales go to charity and distribution of more awareness materials.  Get some!  

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Arkitip Additional Print

Arkitip will be making an additional signed, silk screen print available with Issue No. 0051 featuring Shepard Fairey.  The creation of this print was to make an truly exclusive print available to Arkitip and the Issue based on the understanding that there was some confusion in regards to information released that the first print included in the issue was expected to be a totally new design. The new design is the same size as the other print (7.5 x 10 In.) and fits snugly in it’s intended packaging and Signed by Shepard.  Here are the details associated with this special offering:

All Arkitip subscribers who purchased their subscription prior to the cut off to include Issue No. 0051 will receive this print for no extra charge.

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Pablo

Pablo is the son of our friends Jeff and Jo Ann. He died of cancer on Saturday, just a few days after his sixth birthday. As parents it is impossible for me and Amanda to imagine facing what Jeff, Jo Ann, and Pablo faced courageously. There is a moving diary of Pablo’s battle with cancer at getwellpablo.blogspot.com. Yes, we all know that cancer affects a huge number of people, but what you see at this blog is a very compelling demonstration that cancer can strike anyone, any age, and no amount of love can cure what science has no cure for yet. People like Pablo remind us why cancer research is so important. You can find out more and make a donation to the Pablove Foundation here: www.pablove.org/donate.html.

We miss you Pablo.

-Shepard and Amanda

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Aung San Suu Kyi

ATTENTION!!!!
AUNG SAN SUU OFFSET PRINTS AVAILABLE NOW

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Tomorrow we will be having a special release to help bring awareness to call for Human Rights in Burma.  The proceeds from this print will go to benefit the Human Rights Action Center and The U.S. Campaign for Burma through an Aung San Suu Kyi awareness program for Burma.  The print edition is of 450, Signed and Numbered and its $35.  Limit 1 per person or household.  The print will go on sale at noon.  If you miss the release there will offset prints available in coming weeks so stay tuned.

This Human Rights cause is something I believe in strongly. I created this portrait of Aung San Suu Kyi to raise awareness of her situation and the overall situation in Burma. To learn more go to U.S. Campaign for BurmaHuman Rights Action Center, and http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jack-healey/shepard-fairey-and-the-ca_b_220396.html

– Shepard

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Park Life: The New Utopia

PARK LIFE: THE NEW UTOPIA
Curated by STUDIO NUMBER ONE
OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY, JUNE 27th, 8-11PM
EXHIBITION DATES: JUNE 27th – JULY 25th, 2009

Participating Artists: Shepard Fairey, Amanda Fairey, Florencio Zavala, Cleon Peterson, Zach Gibson, Kristian Henson, Casey Ryder, Jesselisa Moretti, Simon Steinhardt, Philip Lumbang, Ernesto Yerena, Marissa Textor, Adrianne Reade, Date Farmers, Jeremy Kaplan, Fighting, POW WOW, Seth Ferris, Sage Vaughn, Maya Hayuk, Michael Muller, Jessica Williams, Hellovon, Eric Elms, Mansi Shah, Tanya Rubbak, Gail Swanlund, Jeremy Landman, Devin Gallagher, Nicholas Bowers, Spencer Elden, Z James

Subliminal Projects
1331 W Sunset Blvd
LA, CA 90026
213.213.0078
www.subliminalprojects.com

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Self Help Graphics and Art Annual Print Fair

SUNDAY June 28, 2009 – Annual Print Fair!
Self Help Graphics and Art invites you to our annual Print Fair! Sunday June 28, 2009 12-5 p.m. New Atelier curated by Gronk New Monoprints, etchings, linocuts, woodblock & special projects, as well as SHG vintage Prints.
For more info check out www.selfhelpgraphics.com.

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Blackbooks Stencils

Blackbooks make amazing laser-cut stencils. I have been using them to cut my custom patterns that are too intricate to cut by hand. They are also great designers with a lot of stock stencil art available, and they do custom design work. Check out their site. www.blackbookstencils.com
-Shepard

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Aung San Suu

This Human Rights cause is something I believe in strongly.  I created this portrait of Aung San Suu Kyi to raise awareness of her situation and the overall situation in Burma.  To learn more go to www.uscampaignforburma.org and www.humanrightsactioncenter.org.

– Shepard

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“The Detournements of Wynn Miller”

If you missed the Opening you should make some time and head over to Alva’s spot and Exhibit A Gallery to check out the show.  They still have a few pieces and prints still available to sell.  You might lucky and get your hands on an original Shepard Fairey Piece!   Also, we will be selling some Alva prints this coming Tuesday.  We only have a limited quantity so you know the story – Stay tuned.  More pics after the jump. 

“The Detournements of Wynn Miller”
June 13th – July 2009
Exhibit A Gallery
1086 South Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90019
www.exhibitagallery.com

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