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To celebrate the opening of MAY DAY, the OBEY crew is throwing an After-Party featuring DJ sets by  A-TRAK,  DJ PUBES, and of course Shepard.  We hope you can attend and enjoy!

The ticket link is: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/8569

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Immigration Reform 2010!

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.
Hate crimes and racial hate groups are on the rise targeting latinos and immigrants, blaming these communities for the ales of society. On May 1st 2010 the voices of this community will be heard once again throughout this country denouncing the anti-immigrant sentiments. The purpose of these images and prints are to gain awareness and action to help change and improve immigration policy and perceptions.  All the proceeds from these prints will go towards community based projects. Immigration Reform prints are still available on OBEYGIANT.com. Click here to purchase t shirts, posters, and stickers.


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Special NYC Print Release

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.

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GEF x Houston Bowery Finale

My friend Glen E. Friedman(the photographer responsible for some of the best ever photos of the seminal stages of skateboarding, hardcore, and hip hop) stopped by the mural today. He put together a great video piece of some video and stills he shot at the wall. Check out his blog at idealistpropaganda.blogspot.com. Also peep his site at burningflags.com

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Flag HPM for Charity buzz

As a proponent of humanitarianism, Shepard was pleased to contribute his artwork to the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights’ spring auction. Shepard has donated a hand-painted multiple (HPM) version of the American flag image that he created for his upcoming Deitch Projects exhibition May Day. To bid on the piece, valued at $5,000, visit Charity Buzz before the auction closes on April 28.

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Houston and Bowery Wall

If you are in New York please come by and check out the mural we just finished. It is on the corner of Houston and Bowery. The mural will be up for six months to promote the May Day show here in NY at Deitch projects. If you see us around New York, don’t be afraid to say hello. Some of us are very friendly, Especially the guy in the orange hat.

We have some more photos on facebook.

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City Kids Foundation Silver Anniversary Block Party

I am more than honored to be a part of the City Kids Foundation Silver Anniversary Block Party. This year, I will be creating a mural with 150 young people from the program, continuing the tradition Keith Haring started with the foundation in the 80s. The mural’s theme is “A Positive Thought Cannot Be Denied,” and the young people and I have collaborated on a vision that explores issues around teen violence, education, human rights and environmental sustainability.

If you are in the New York area, please join me and the City Kids, Sunday, May 2nd from 12-6 pm for the event. It will take place on Leonard Street, between Church and West Broadway in Lower Manhattan and should be a great day. There will also be music and performances; the City Kids are amazingly talented. Please support!

For more information on the City Kids Foundation, May 2nd’s event and how you can volunteer, please visit www.citykids.com.

– Shepard

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Antonino D’Ambrosio, who has collaborated with Shepard before on Heartbeat and a Guitar and Let Fury have the Hour, was sent some first look images from Shepard’s upcoming MAY DAY exhibition.  Antonino with his familiarity of Shepard’s musical and political background wrote a great and insightful piece about the artwork.  Please click more to READ what Antonino had to say.

IN ADDITION, the D’Ambrosio piece will be featured on the back side of a MAY DAY FLAG poster that will be given away to the first 300 people who attend the MAY DAY opening on May 1st.  The poster will be signed by Shepard.

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Brooklyn Museum Conversation & Book Signing

For all those who want to get a little bit of the OBEY experience before May Day.  Shepard will be speaking and having a book signing at the Brooklyn Museum this Sunday.

Program is free with Museum admission. Only books purchased at the Museum will be eligible for signing.

Sunday, April 25, 2010
3–5 p.m.
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor


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Modern Primitives Group Exhibition

Exhibition Benefiting Earth Day and the World Wildlife Fund.  Featuring Shepard Fairey, Chris Pastras, Clint Peterson, Bigfoot, Travis Millard, Mel Kadel, and many more…

Modern Primitives
In Chinatown Opening on Thurs. April 22nd

The Gallery address is:
POVevolving (www.povevolving.com)
939 Chung King Rd.
LA, CA 90012

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