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HOMELESS, NOT HOPELESS

All year long, but especially during the holiday season, I think it is important to reflect on our own good fortune and look out for those who are less fortunate. My friend, street artist ABOVE, has been working on a project called “HOMELESS, NOT HOPELESS”. Read more about it below. I also have created art and made donations to a food bank called FEEDING AMERICA. 97% of their contributions are used directly for food for the needy. Check them out at feedingamerica.org
Thanks for caring.
-Shepard

DIRECT LINK TO PHOTOS AND INTERVIEWS
http://goabove.com/Homelessnothopeless.html

DIRECT LINK TO THE NON-PROFIT PRINT FOR PURCHASE TO SUPPORT
http://goabove.com/main/?p=674

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Obama Check

Check out this critique of Obama.I agree with the writer on 90%. However, I think he fails to recognize the climate Obama must operate in. I disagree with the Afghan war escalation, but it does not surprise me. In general, the tenor of “normal” or moderate political conversation on issues has shifted so far to the right that Obama is being called a Socialist! Good ideas need to have a receptive audience to take hold and right now they don’t. Obama’s faults are in many ways reflective of a retarded audience. Maybe more people should serve in Iraq etc… to gain the writer’s perspective on war. That was not necessary for me… I’ve been a believer in the MLK approach for years. I think the realistic goal is to change the attitudes of the people, causing the leaders to fall in line. The leaders are credited too much with being the cause when they tend more to be the effect. Bush was atrocious and was still re-elected in 2004. I’m disappointed in Obama, but even more so in Americans. I’m working on a healthcare graphic right now, not waiting for Obama or congress to fix things without pressure.
-Shepard

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2009/12/13-0

Subliminal x A FURIOUS HEARTBEAT

SHEPARD FAIREY AND ANTONINO D’AMBROSIO PRESENT

A FURIOUS HEARTBEAT

AN EVENING OF ART AND MUSIC
DECEMBER 19TH, 2009
8-11PM

LIVE PERFORMANCE BY WAYNE KRAMER (MC5), ANTONINO D’AMBROSIO, AND SPECIAL GUESTS
This event will launch a month-long exhibition that runs until January 9th. Let Fury Have The Hour Prints and Copies of A Heartbeat and a Guitar signed by Fairey and D’Ambrosio will be available for sale. For more information please visit www.subliminalprojects.com

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Jasper Johns

American Contemporary Art 101

Alright… for those of you who are wondering who Jasper Johns is, here is the quick and dirty version… Jasper Johns is one of the first American Contemporary Artist to begin using pop culture references in his work.  One could argue that he is one of the originators of the Pop Art movement.   He is most known for using imagery, such as the American Flag, Targets, and Numbers, as subjects in his work circa the 50’s and 60’s.   Johns was a roommate of Rauschenberg and has even been featured (as himself) in the Simpsons… Google him!

This imagery is part of a new body of work that Shepard is working on, focusing on American Pioneers in art, music, and culture.  Stay tuned as more revolutionary portraits are on the way.

This is a collaboration with photographer Michael Tighe. Check out more of Michael’s work at michaeltighephotography.com. Print on sale now, Edition of 450, $55.

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MIAMI 2009 Recap

We just returned from Miami with very successful trip!  Not only was it nice to have a prominent place in Deitch Project’s booth at Art Basel, we had a very successful outdoor campaign as well.  Working with Country Club, Wynwood Walls, and Primary Flight we covered over 3000 square feet of wall space!   With special visits from Iggy Pop, George Clinton, LEE as well as fellow mural participators FUTURA and Kenny Scharf it was an amazing experience.  Take a look at a few pics from our trip.  Thanks to all of our ORGANIZERS and Special thanks to Martha Cooper, Hargo, Drew Katz, and Jeremiah Garcia / www.icecreamman.com for the pictures.  Enjoy.

Also check out this article and video featuring Shepard while in Miami.
http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/12/07/art-basel-miami-2009-shepard-fairey-video/?ref=t-magazine

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Karmaloop x OBEY Gear Giveaway

Holiday OBEY x Karmaloop $500 worth of OBEY Gear Giveaway Contest
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Love Unites x Charity Buzz

REMINDER!!!

The LOVE UNITES is ongoing until Dec 16th!

Continuing the effort to campaign for equal rights, the Love Unites x Shepard Fairey Project featuring an Auction of celebrity customized Love Unites screenprints can NOW be viewed and bid on. Check out the link below and bid on your favorite celebrity screenprint.

http://www.charitybuzz.com/auctions/ShepardFairey

Also when you have a minute take a look at the “Love Unites Remix” contest on Deviant Art.  There are already over 600 entries! http://www.deviantart.com/?catpath=contests/2009/loveunites&order=9#order=5

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Brave New Conversations Box Set

Brave New Conversations is a series of 30-minute Q&A’s with some of today’s most inspiring voices for change. They have already released Conversations with Andy Bichlbaum of The Yes Men and an especially important Conversation with Daniel Ellsberg and Matthew Hoh on Afghanistan. And more recently with our very own Shepard Fairey. You can check out a clip of that here.

In these unique 30-minute Conversations, you’ll hear what leading progressives have to say on today’s critical issues—even add your own two cents—all while supporting our social justice work with your monthly or annual membership to Brave New Foundation.

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20 Year Supply and Demand Box Set

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20 Year Supply and Demand Box Set
Edition of 600 and Box/Book/Prints Signed and Numbered
Obey: Supply & Demand, The Art of Shepard Fairey — 20th Anniversary Edition contains over 400 pages of exciting illustrations and text. From what is indeed a unique vantage point, Shepard Fairey started a movement that brought together art, popular culture and politics.

This massive book reveals virtually all there is to know about this enigmatic artist’s work, travels and travails. From exhibitions, posters, flyers, silkscreens and stickers to high altitude pursuits, citations and police beatings, it’s all documented. What this new edition makes absolutely clear is that for Shepard Fairey the work simply never stops.

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Obey Clothing Holiday Sample Sale 2009

Here it is, the sale that you have all been waiting for, Obey Clothing Holiday Sample Sale 2009! Same rules as last year: Cash, Visa, Mastercard only. All Sales final. No returns or Exchanges. No Bags. No Backpacks. No Obey is to be worn.

Date/Times:
Friday, December 11th
from 8am – 7pm

Saturday, December 12th
From 8am – 1pm

Address:
3500 W. Carriage Dr.
Santa Ana, CA 92704

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