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Subliminal Projects x Andres Guerrero x Albert Reyes

NEW WORKS BY ANDRES GUERRERO AND ALBERT REYES
Opening Reception:
THIS Saturday, February 6th, 2010 / 8-11PM

Exhibition Dates:
February 6th – March 6th, 2010

Subliminal Projects
1331 W Sunset Blvd
LA CA 90026
213.213.0078

CLICK HERE to Check out the exclusive interview that Juxtapoz did with Andres G.

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MANIFEST EQUALITY

MANIFESTEQUALITY Announces National Art Contest, Gallery Show, Performance/Event Space & Public Awareness Campaign Creative Community comes together to raise visibility for Equal Rights with artworks reflecting the themes of Equality, Justice, Respect, Unity, Civil Rights and Love. Art Exhibition During Oscar Week in Los Angeles, CA.

MANIFESTEQUALITY (www.manifestequality.com) unites art, activism and the message of universal equal rights into a memorable multi-media ‘moment’, from Wednesday, March 3 – Sunday, March 7, 2010. Through Suffrage, the Equal Rights Amendment, the Prop 8 shockwaves, the legal battle for equal rights has been fought at different times, on differing fronts, for varied communities. In response to the growing resistance to equal rights for the LGBT population, the creative community is gathering, during Oscar Week to bring inspiration through the creation of original artworks, performances and special installations that raise visibility for the grass roots efforts to ensure full Equal Rights to LGBT Americans.

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R.I.P. HOWARD ZINN

We’re very sad to report that Howard Zinn, the brilliant civil rights activist and political scientist, passed away yesterday at age 87. Zinn is best known for his book “A People’s History of the United States,” which told the story of the country through the eyes of the disenfranchised: women, minorities and the working class. The book was released in 1980, when most of America was suffering from Reagan fever, and has since served as strong historical evidence against the notion that big business and its political allies want to let their prosperity “trickle down” to the masses. It has sold over a million copies to date. If you’ve never read it, we highly recommend checking it out.

Last year, our team at Studio Number One had the opportunity to do some work on Zinn’s History Channel television special, “The People Speak.” Some of us even got to meet him – one of those once-in-a-lifetime experiences. We wish the best for his loved ones, and we take comfort ourselves in the belief that his ideas will live on forever.

A message from Antonino D’Ambrosio:
The passing of Howard Zinn makes this a sad for myself and everyone at La Lutta. As some of you know, I came to work and become friends with Zinn over the past few years. We had planned to do a few publics together around my new book and film in the spring and fall 2010. I’ve contributed a tribute to him, “Howard Zinn: Historian of the Human Spirit,” published by The Progressive. You can read here:  http://www.progressive.org/

AIPAS,
Antonino

For more on Howard Zinn, visit his website.

Buy “A People’s History” on Amazon.

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LOVE ME PRINT

Our friend Curtis just recently dropped a new print of the infamous LOVE ME tag.  There available now at Posterchildprints.com.  Love him and get one.

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Eye Alert Explained

The Eye Alert poster is my response to the state of healthcare reform in the U.S. I’m disappointed that instead of focusing on saving lives and improving lives, healthcare reform is succumbing to corporate-fueled fear and disinformation. The healthcare industry is the largest in America, yet 30 million people —10% of our population — are left without the means to access medical care.

We know that something needs to be done about our broken (or nonexistent) system, or costs will continue to skyrocket and more and more people will be left without access to healthcare. It’s a moral issue and a human rights issue, but it looks like the people who have stood up for it have been outvoted by corporations and their lobbyists. It’s a sad day in America.
-Shepard

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Haring Journals X Shepard

I was honored to be asked to write a new foreword for the Keith Haring Journals. I’ve always admired Haring on many levels and I think he paved the way for the current crop of street artists who have crossed into the galleries and other areas of consumer culture. These journals demonstrate Haring’s intellect, drive, and humanity. I highly recommend checking this updated edition out. I will be including a fine art portrait of Haring based on a great photo by Patrick McMullan in my Deitch projects show opening May 1. There may be a screen print edition of the image as well. Stay tuned.
-Shepard

CHECK OUT THE HARING JOURNALS HERE

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Phil Lumbang Video

Phil Lumbang, my friend and former employee has been getting up on the streets a good bit. Check out this video of him doing his thing, and see more of his art at philiplumbang.com.
-Shepard

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SdgETTUrLA

Relief Effort in Haiti

To support the relief effort in Haiti, Studio Number One has created a benefit t-shirt (designed by Casey Ryder), with 100% of the retail cost ($15) going to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, the U.N. children’s charity that is currently providing medical supplies, water and temporary shelter in Haiti. While there are many aid organizations doing great work on the ground in Haiti right now, UNICEF has an especially critical mission: locating and caring for children who have been separated from their families since the earthquake.

Click here to contribute to UNICEF by purchasing the Studio Number One “Haiti” shirt via CafePress.

Additionally, we’ve provided Casey’s artwork to Music for Relief, a nonprofit founded by members of the band Linkin Park to raise funds for disaster relief around the world. Music for Relief has created a compilation of previously unreleased tracks from Alanis Morissette, The All-American Rejects, Dave Matthews Band, Enrique Iglesias, Hoobastank, Kenna, Linkin Park, Lupe Fiasco, Peter Gabriel and Slash, and the proceeds from downloads of these tracks will go directly to Haiti relief efforts.

Go to Music for Relief to “download to donate”

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Jeffrey Deitch x MOCA x Shepard Fairey

STATEMENT BY SHEPARD FAIREY
ON THE APPOINTMENT OF JEFFREY DEITCH AS DIRECTOR OF THE LOS ANGELES MOCA

I am sure many have you have heard by now that my gallery director Jeffrey Deitch was named the new head of the Los Angeles MOCA. I am extremely excited that the museum has made such a bold choice to lead one of my favorite hometown institutions. Jeffrey has always been at the nexus of so much that is happening in art today. From fine art to street art to collecting and showcasing established and emerging artist, I am convinced he will set a new standard for contemporary art museums in the United States.

Jeffrey and Deitch Projects, who started representing me last summer, have been amazing to work with. From the Wynnewood project at Art Basel last December to my upcoming show of new works in the spring, Jeffrey has really understood my work and given me an immense platform from which to share my ideas.

Now a little news about my spring show of new fine art. It is going to open on May 1st—May Day—in New York City and it will also happen to be the final show by Deitch Projects.

I am deeply honored and gratified that Jeffrey and the entire team at Deitch Projects have decided to end their tremendous run with my show.

Stay tuned for more details.
-Shepard

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Sea Shepard Update

UPDATE, 1/6/10!!!

The Ady Gil, a Sea Shepherd power boat, was struck on Wednesday by a Japanese Whaler ship in the waters of the Antarctic. The Ady Gil was completely destroyed and sunk but the crew managed to only sustain minor injuries. The battle between Whale Hunters and Sea Conservators is heating up. Check out the links below.  Support the cause, buy a print!

The mission of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is to defend ocean wildlife worldwide. Shepard did a portrait of founder Paul Watson that is available NOW. The print comes in two different colorway, Light Blue and Dark Blue. Both are Editions of 450, 18 x 24, Signed and Numbered by Shepard and Capt. Paul Watson. $55 each. A portion of the profits will go to the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. http://www.seashepherd.org/

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100106/ap_on_re_as/as_antarctica_whaling

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5uptwYWeY8&feature=player_embedded

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