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Ali Canvas Print

“I’m not a big fan of boxing, or organized sports in general, but athletic competition can highlight an inspiring human spirit to triumph over great odds.  Muhammad Ali embodies that spirit, and his dogged tenacity led him to three heavyweight titles.  He also has a charismatic personality who influenced more than boxing.  Ali was a conscientious objector to the Vietnam War and his boastful wordplay is considered a predecessor to rap.  I wanted to do an Ali portrait for years, but I was worried about legal issues until I was conveniently commissioned to create a portrait.”
– Shepard Fairey
Ali Canvas Print will be released on May 13, 2010 at 11AM Pacific time.  SOLD OUT

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Rolland Berry x Shepard Fairey Jackets

Rolland Berry recently collaborated with Shepard Fairey on a collection of one-of-a-kind jackets. These jackets can currently be seen at the OBEY Clothing pop-up shop at 151 Orchard St. in NY until May 16th.  If you are interested in purchasing please contact [email protected] or call 212.343.7300.

Shepard and Rolland’s paths have crossed many times over the past 12 years and these jackets allude to the mutual respect and understanding each artist has for his counterpart’s work. Featured are 3 coats meticulously designed by Berry, using the imagery of OBEY spliced with classic punk rock iconography.

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Shepard Fairey Art in Iron Man 2?

I have received several inquiries about whether or not I was involved in a piece of art seen in Iron Man 2. I’m friends with the Iron Man movie’s production designer Michael Riva who, along with his wife Wendy, was a big Obama supporter. He asked if I’d mind a HOPE poster spoof in Iron Man and I said “of course not”. I did not personally design the image, nor was I paid for it. All of the Obama HOPE spoofs, positive or negative, are a reminder of the power and importance of grassroots activism to affect things. Additionally, neither is it possible to copyright a style, nor would I want to restrict visual dialog by discouraging others from paying tribute to styles I have used.
-Shepard

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NY1 Online: Artist Shepard Fairey On “Inside City Hall”

Shepard Fairey, the contemporary artist behind the world famous Obama Hope poster, appeared on Friday’s edition of New York City Channel 1’s “Inside City Hall.”

Subject/Subject Closing Event

Subliminal Projects is pleased to announce our closing event in conjunction with SUBject/subJECT, a group exhibition, featuring works from over a dozen female artists handpicked by the gallery and co-curator Deedee Cheriel.

The event will feature live perfomances by the L.A. Ladies Choir, Jaspr Conscious, and Tearist, as well as a special performance by exhibiting artist, Jesse Spears. We would also like to encourage guests to bring items to donate to the Downtown Women’s Center. Suggested items include art materials, books, office supplies, household items, used cell phones, furniture, medical care, and women’s clothing. See a complete list of items below.

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

Closing Event from 4 – 8pm

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MAY DAY NYC… Be there, Done that

We just returned from our two week long adventure in the Big Apple… and in between murals, protest marches, and bomb scares we had a little opening reception for Shepard’s MAY DAY exhibition.  We will let some of the pics speak for themselves.  Check it.  Congratulations Shepard, Nic, and Z Bomit – Job Well Done!

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NYC Time Lapse

Here are a collection of time lapse videos that were shot while in NYC.   Enjoy.

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OBEY POP UP STORE NYC

Coinciding with Shepard’s show at Deitch Projects in May OBEY Clothing has a pop-up shop in Manhattan. The store will feature a huge range of the OBEY line and many surprises not to be missed. We’d love to have you stop by if you’re in the Big Apple.

Open from April 30 – May 16
Doors at 1pm

LOCATION:
151 Orchard Street
New York, New York 10002

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NYC Print Release Update

ATTENTION!!! UPDATE!!!
The NYC Print Release time has changed. The special release will now take place at 1pm, Saturday, May 1st, at Deitch Projects, 18 Wooster Street. Prints will be sold for CASH ONLY and in person. Limit 1 print per design per person. See you there!

The MAY DAY show will be the first opportunity to pick up these new screen prints based on paintings I did for the show. There will be a very limited release of each of the Iggy Pop and Debbie Harry prints signed by them at the show… extra special. The prints will be only sold in person and night of the opening. A future release of the prints will be available on OBEY. There will also be small quantities of many of the prints that already sold out over the past year. Don’t worry the prices will be reasonable.
-Shepard

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All Work No Play

Here are some flicks of our recent doings while on the East Coast.  We ran into some celebrities in Manhattan, did a piece in the Bronx with COPE 2 (look out for a future collabo), and took a day trip to Philly… Call it a week.

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