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OBEY X LEVI’S® X TIMES SQUARE

The OBEY X LEVI’S® Project – 10/29 – Times Square Live Installation Event and Collaboration Release!  The launch of the Obey x Levi’s® collection is the latest result of the ongoing collaborative relationship between Levi’s® and Fairey relationship.

I’ve always felt that keeping my art bold, simple and refined was a way to cut through the clutter, and it’s a formula that Levi’s® has been using for decades that keeps them accessible and populist yet stylish and relevant. The posters I created for Levi’s® are returns to the roots of my style: one side with an industrial propaganda poster feel that connects with the heritage of Levi’s® as a brand for workers, and the reverse side reflecting my other biggest influence, punk rock, and the connection of Levi’s® to punk and rock in general. – Shepard

OBEY X LEVI’S scaffolding went up in Times Sq this week –Traffic stopped at the huge plywood signage was hoisted on to the steel frames, as groups of fans gathered to capture the moment. On 10/29, Shepard will create a live art installation on the outside façade of this scaffolding in front of the Levi’s store in Times Square at 7pm. Poster signing will follow the installation. A video of the process will be posted to YOU TUBE shortly after the install.

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Jessica Print x STAGES NYC

The Jessica Portrait Print will be released on Tuesday, 10/27.  The image was Based on an original portrait by Dina Douglass/Andrena Photography,  www.andrenaphoto.com. The illustration was originally created as a fine art piece that is part of the Lance Armstrong and NIKE’s STAGES Exhibition, which will make its US debut in NYC at Deitch Projects on 10/31. The print is an Edition of 475, 18×24, S/N, and is $55. All profits will go to various cancer research organizations. Released at a Random Time, Limit 1 per person.

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Pittsburgh Street Recap

After a long trip, all we have to show are a handful of photos…
Thanks for the pics, Jon!
For More Photos of our Pittsburgh trip check out OBEYCLOTHING.com
For More about the Warhol Opening please visit Arrestedmotion.com

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Rock Hill Preservation

My parents grew up in Rock Hill S.C. which is a beautiful town in a mostly rural part of upstate S.C. I worked with my Uncle Wade Fairey to create this art to benefit Historic Rock Hill preservation. The story of the Courtney Spider Lily art is that it is a rare flower thriving in the Courtney Island section of the Catawba river. The art is designed to promote water quality on the Catawba River which has been greatly affected by “run off from urban development”, bird – wildlife habitation and “availability of movement along the Catawba”, which has resulted in a 100’ buffer on either side of the river. There are many individuals and groups interested in seeing the Catawba remain a lovely river.

Print and Fine Art Auction information coming soon.

You can now bid on this on ebay here
-Shepard

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STATEMENT ON ASSOCIATED PRESS FAIR USE CASE

In an effort to keep everyone up to date on my legal battle to uphold the principle of fair use in copyright laws, I wanted to notify you of a recent development in my case against The Associated Press (AP).

On October 9, 2009, my lawyers sent a letter to the AP and to the photographer Mannie Garcia, through their lawyers, notifying them that I intend to amend my court pleadings. Throughout the case, there has been a question as to which Mannie Garcia photo I used as a reference to design the HOPE image. The AP claimed it was one photo, and I claimed it was another.

The new filings state for the record that the AP is correct about which photo I used as a reference and that I was mistaken. While I initially believed that the photo I referenced was a different one, I discovered early on in the case that I was wrong.

In an attempt to conceal my mistake I submitted false images and deleted other images. I sincerely apologize for my lapse in judgment and I take full responsibility for my actions which were mine alone. I am taking every step to correct the information and I regret I did not come forward sooner.

I am very sorry to have hurt and disappointed colleagues, friends, and family who have supported me in this difficult case and trying time in my life.

I am also sorry because my actions may distract from what should be the real focus of my case – the right to fair use so that all artists can create freely. Regardless of which of the two images was used, the fair use issue should be the same.

– Shepard

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The Insurance Lobby’s Lies

Study after study shows that the insurance lobby is doing everything in its power to distort the facts about healthcare reform. Reform is not in their financial best interest, but it is in the interest of making healthcare available and affordable for the public at large. Check out the info below.

-Shepard

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Brendan Mullen RIP

Brendon Mullen was the owner of legendary LA Venue, Masque, and a friend of OBEY.  He was featured in SWINDLE Mag’s Icon Issue as a West Cost Punk Pioneer, introducing such influential bands as X, the Dickies, Fear, the Germs, and the Go Go’s.   On Monday, he passed away due an unexpected stroke.  Our condolences are with his family and friends.

http://swindlemagazine.com/issueicons/brendan-mullen/

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/music_blog/2009/10/local-punk-champion-masque-founder-brendan-mullen-dies.html

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Global Warning Warhol Print

On Sunday, Oct 18th, to celebrate the Opening of the second stop of the Supply and Demand Exhibition, the Andy Warhol Museum will be offering an exclusive print ONLY available in person.  This print is an alternate colorway to the Global Warning image but in the fashionable Andy style.  So if you are in the Pittsburgh region don’t hesitate to make the drive.  It is an Edition of 450, 18 x 24, Signed and Numbered.

http://warhol.org/
http://www.warholstore.com/

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ADOPTAPET.COM X OBEY AWARENESS

We partnered with adopt-a-pet.com for our latest awareness project. We are deeply concerned about the resolution of the homeless pet crisis. We share adopt-a-pet.com‘s beliefs that these animals urgently need us to take the lead and speak out on their behalf. Dogs, pet owners, and supporters can proudly wear the ADOPT image I created to show their support. All profits generated from the sale of OBEY Awareness Adopt-A-Pet.com products go directly to support the cause.

Please check out the collar and leash for sale at Obey Clothing.

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Beyond Eden Art Fair

The Beyond Eden Art Fair is a multi-gallery event celebrating the new contemporary art scene in Los Angeles. The public is invited to attend this special event and admission is free.

After the success of last year’s East of Eden exhibition which drew over 3,000 people, the organizers have decided to branch out the scope of the fair and expand the focus geographically to include galleries from all across Los Angeles. The goal of Beyond Eden is to celebrate the new contemporary movement that has been building momentum and a patron base in Los Angeles for the past several decades and is finally starting to receive mainstream recognition from major institutions and publications the world over. Organizers are partnering with some of Los Angeles’ leading cultural and community organizations to help broaden the scope of the event. A percentage of the event’s sales also will be donated to MOCA on behalf of the MOCA Contemporaries. The event organizers forecast this year’s event to be even larger and more well received and are expecting upwards of 5,000 people to pass through over the weekend.

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