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THE ART OF ELYSIUM “PIECES OF HEAVEN” ART AUCTION

UPDATE!!!

If you are interested in the full catalog for the auction which includes an OBEY/Shepard Fairey custom Kindle Lumen lamp, please visit www.theartofelysium.org.

This year The Art of Elysium has partnered with Charitybuzz, an on-line auction house dedicated to raising funds and awareness for non-profit organizations. The live auction lots from the Pieces of Heaven auction, as well as other experiences secured by Charitybuzz and benefitting The Art of Elysium, will be made available to Charitybuzz bidders and can be viewed NOW at http://www.charitybuzz.com/auctions/theartofelysium

Shepard as an advocate for Art of Elysium has donated one original Burmese Monk fine art piece as well as an opportunity for LIVE PORTRAIT sitting with Shepard.  You can view both auctions at the links below.

http://www.charitybuzz.com/auctions/theartofelysium/catalog_items/113013

http://www.charitybuzz.com/auctions/theartofelysium/catalog_items/11310

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Public Option

My friends at MoveOn.org just created this ad in support of the public option as a component of healthcare reform. I strongly agree that the public option is the best way to create competition with private insurers and lower costs. I watched the healthcare discussion with Obama and congress today and the Republicans did not make a very good case for their opposition to reform. I think healthcare is a civil right and a human right. Check out the video.
-Shepard

Make it Right x New Orleans x Shepard

This week, Shepard is down in New Orleans judging the International ANDY Awards, one of the biggest advertising competitions in the world.

Tomorrow, the ANDYs, in conjunction with Bing and Bernstein & Andriulli Reps, will launch an art auction on eBay to benefit the Make It Right Foundation. Make It Right’s mission is to rebuild New Orleans’ 9th Ward, and all proceeds from the auction will go toward their goal of bringing at least 150 families home to affordable, green, storm-resistant houses.

Shepard has three pieces in the auction: “Aung San Suu Kyi” and “Global Warning,” each silkscreened on 18 x 24” wood panels, artist proof editions of 2; and “Lotus Ornament,” 30 x 44” stencil and mixed media collage on paper.

The auction will run from February 26 to March 7.  BID ON THE ART HERE!
http://www.ebay.com/makeitright

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International Shipping

Starting today 2/25/2010 (Actually we started last week) we are shipping all international orders with UPS Expedited service from our door to yours. We also now require all orders to include your phone number. This means you will now be able to track your package and receive it within 2 to 5 business days by end of day from the day it was shipped! If your package is missing or damaged, contact us here and we will start your claim. Please note: You are responsible for the Duties and Taxes imposed by your country. They are not included in our shipping charge to you. As always, thank you for your support!

If you don’t know visit our store to see what we have available.

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Cincinnati Represent

We just returned from our short trip to Cincinnati for Shepard’s Opening of Supply and Demand at the CAC.  It was deja vu from a year ago with snow on the ground and freezing wind chills and a whole lot of walls to cover.  We did what we could on the street with the weather but Friday made up for it as it looked like a record breaking night for attendance.  Check out some of these pics from the Reception and the street work.  Special thanks to J.Furlong at Clothing for capturing the moment. We will back in Cincy in May so there will be more to come…

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Stephen Colbert for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics

Shepard recently did an illustration for Colbert.  It debuted on the Colbert report this week and re-airs tomorrow (Friday) on Comedy Central.  A full story on the image and a free download of the image on Colbert’s website is linked below, check it out.

Nation! Join Stephen on his quest for Olympic glory LIVE at Creekside Park next to Science World at 1455 Quebec Street in Vancouver, BC on February 17th and 18th at 9:15am. To help spread the word about his historic visit to Canada, DOWNLOAD the exclusive commemorative poster and post it all over Vancouver!

Visit Colbert’s official website and see the announcement.

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THIS Los Angeles

THIS Los Angeles is a group of 5 artists pooling their resources under one roof to provide an outlet for themselves and other creative people. For their first show, THIS invited their friends to show work… These friends – Shepard and many other familiar names will be exhibiting some unique pieces, dont miss the opening.

The inaugural exhibition for THIS gallery will this Friday 7-10pm.

THIS Los Angeles
5906 N Figueroa St
LA/CA 90042
thislosangeles.com

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OBEY X AMERICAN RAG

American Rag Presents CARNIVAL
OBEY POP UP SHOP!!!

Thursday, Feb 11th, 2010
6pm – 9pm
Music by DJ Pubes

American Rag Cie.
150 South La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036

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From Graffiti Art to Galleries

Listen to The Penguin Classics On Air episode “From Graffiti Art to Galleries, from Hip Hop to ‘Hope': Keith Haring, a Radiant Classic” here. It features interviews with Shepard, Jeffery Deitch, and Fab 5 Freddy. Dont forget to check out, Keith Haring’s Journals where Shepard wrote the introduction.

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Jack Healey x Haiti 2010

Here is an article from the Huffington Post by Human Rights Action Center Founder, Jack Healey.  The article is about the future of Haiti and the need to rebuild the country’s infrastructure to a better state than before the earthquake.  Read on.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jack-healey/haiti-2010_b_453405.html