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FREE KUTMAH!!!

Kutmah was originally scheduled to play records with us, but due to an unfortunate situation, his west coast family will be filling in. We’ll be celebrating the art, music, and inspiration of our modern day renaissance man… Mr. Justin McNulty.

Sounds by:
RasG, Samiyam, Take, Teebs, Nobody, Abcnt, Pubes, Coleman, NoMSG, Roam & more!!!

Live screen printing by:
HIT+RUN
Featuring an arsenal of artwork by Kutmah. $20 per tee. All proceeds will go directly towards Kutmah’s case.

We’ll also have a donation box at the DJ booth as well as a percentage of the bar sales going towards Kutmah’s case… so drink up!

21+
Free Entry (but please show your support by donating to the cause)

For more info please visit www.freekutmah.com
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CAC Annual Benefit Event x Shepard Fairey

The Contemporary Arts Center’s annual benefit bash is happening this SATURDAY, MAY 22nd… Its a pulsating, urban street party celebrating Shepard Fairey’s return to Cincinnati. We have been in Cincinnati for the past couple of days and have been hard at work spreading the art of OBEY AND we will end the week in a bang with Shepard DJing a giant party to raise funds for the CAC and their on going efforts to support progressive minds and creativity. Come out and show your support!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

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AND TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKET TO THE EVENT PLEASE CLICK HERE

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Keep out the light

Rich Colman, a close friend of OBEY is having a special advanced preview to his new solo exhibition THIS FRIDAY, May 21st.    Come out and experience some amazing artwork!

Special Advanced Preview
Friday, May 21st
7 – 10pm

Keep Out The Light
A Solo Exhibition by Richard Colman
New Image Art Gallery
Los Angeles, CA

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RAISING ARIZONA

The continual persecution and exploitation of immigrants continues to grow in the United States of America. Anti-immigrant laws like Arizona’s SB1070 and national initiatives like Secure Communities and the 287(g) program have set this country back 60 years to a civil rights crisis.  Check out this song and video of Arizona Rappers that are protesting the immigration bill.

Shepard Fairey & Antonino D’Ambrosio GRITtv

May Day is observed in most countries outside of the U.S. as International Worker’s Day or Labor Day. The word “mayday” is also a distress signal, a call for help and a call to action. Shepard Fairey, a longtime underground and street artist who came to be a household name with his “Hope” poster of Barack Obama, evoked both of these meanings at once with his “May Day” exhibition at Deitch Projects in New York City.

Fairey’s prints take on an array of political issues and celebrate icons from rock’n’roll, sports, and politics; from Woody Guthrie to Joe Strummer, Muhammad Ali to Aung San Suu Kyi. His friend and frequent collaborator, writer and filmmaker Antonino D’Ambrosio, wrote an essay to accompany the exhibition.

In addition to the gallery show, Shepard hasn’t forgotten his street art roots, painting a mural on the street at Lafayette and Bowery, and several less formal pieces of his have been spotted throughout the city recently.

The exhibit is open through May 29th at the Deitch gallery. We sat down there recently with Shepard and Antonino to talk about art, rock’n’roll, populism, politics, and the common threads that run through all of their work.

Watch the video here.

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KEITH HARING ASC HARLEM CENTER

Please join AIDS SERVICE CENTER NYC as they welcome New York dignitaries and Harlem neighbors to the ribbon-cutting for the new Keith Haring ASC Harlem Center.

Monday, May 17, 2010
10am – 11am
315 East 104th Street, NYC

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AIDS WALK NYC x KEITH HARING FOUNDATION

AIDS Walk NY 2010, Sunday, May 16, Central Park, NYC

Walk with the Keith Haring Foundation team on Sunday, May 16th 2010! AIDS Walk New York, the world’s largest AIDS fundraising event, benefits Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) and over 30 other tri-state area AIDS service organizations. GMHC is the nation’s oldest and most comprehensive AIDS service organization, serving approximately 15,000 people living with HIV and AIDS and their families each year, and countless more through its prevention and advocacy work locally and nationally. Visit our team page to register, donate, & walk: http://tiny.cc/KHFaidswalk2010

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Martha Cooper x Launch Party x OBEY POP UP NYC

Our good friend and past collaborator, Martha Cooper, is launching her new book called Name Tagging tomorrow night at our POP UP store. Come out for good ol’ fashion street scene.

Book Launch Party
Saturday, May 15th, 5-8pm

OBEY POP UP SHOP
151 Orchard Street, NYC.

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Giovanni Reda x Exhibit x Subliminal Projects

THIS FRIDAY!
Subliminal Projects Presents

Demigods & Cosmic Children
A Photo Exhibit and Book Release Reception
by Giovanni Reda
May 14, 2010
8 – 10pm

Subliminal Projects
1331 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026

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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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