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Shepard x L.E.A.D. Uganda

Stephen Shames, and his art dealer, Steven Kasher, approached Shepard Fairey earlier this year about creating artworks to support L.E.A.D. Uganda, an educational leadership program founded by Shames that locates vulnerable children with innate talents and molds them into leaders.

Fairey agreed to create and donate two unique mixed media collages, valued at $12,000 each, and two editions of 450 prints, which sell for $75 each. The collages and prints will be auctioned off on November 12 at the Steven Kasher Gallery, 521 West 23rd Street, New York, along with works by other noted photographers, among them Joyce Tenneson, Dan Winters, Michal Chelbin, and Lynn Bianchi. The Fairey prints are based on Uganda photographs by Stephen Shames. Fairey had previously created a suite of works based on Shames’ iconic portrait of Angela Davis, which is in the National Portrait Gallery. Fairey received acclaim for his iconic poster of President Obama.  THE PRINTS ARE ON SALE NOW at www.leaduganda.org

ART AUCTION TO RAISE FUNDS FOR L.E.A.D UGANDA
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12 , 6:30 PM
Steven Kasher Gallery, New York

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Juxtapoz 15th Anniversary Auction

Art Auction
Oct 28 – Nov 20, 2009
http://www.charitybuzz.com/auctions/juxtapoz/catalog_items
Shepard’s piece:
http://www.charitybuzz.com/auctions/juxtapoz/catalog_items/1052084

15th Anniversary Exhibition
Nov 14th, 2009, 7 – 11pm
Factory Place Arts Complex
1330 Factory Place, Bldg A
Los Angeles, CA 90013
TO RSVP: [email protected]

More info is at www.juxtapoz.com/auction

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Love Unites Sticker Poster

Sticker Robot is going to release the Love Unites Sticker Posters Thursday 11.12. at http://stickerobot.com.  The sticker posters will Signed by Shepard and numbered in an Edition of 200 and measure 18 x 27 inches.  Proceeds go towards marriage equality.

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Shepard Fairey x Globaloop

Here are a few links to Shepard’s video feature on the Globaloop show, part of Karmaloop TV.  Shep talks about art, activism, and Burma – Check them out and look out for Globaloop on KarmaloopTV.com.

Shepard: http://www.karmaloop.com/tv/?ep=45968580001

Burma: http://www.karmaloop.com/tv/?ep=47095486001&pos=rc&query=globaloop

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Love Unites x Shepard Fairey Project

Please join us for this special event to help raise funds and awareness for Marriage Equality. The event will present the Love Unites x Shepard Fairey Project featuring an Auction of celebrity customized Love Unites screenprints and an original Love Unties fine art piece by Shepard.  For more info please visit http://fallfairout.eventbrite.com

November 12th, 2009
8:00pm – 11:00pm
DJ Sets by Shepard Fairey and Ryan Kenney

Presented by FAIR @
Andaz West Hollywood
8410 Sunset Blvd, LA, CA

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HEALTH CARE REFORM VIDEO CHALLENGE – VOTE NOW!

Famous Los Angeles Street Artist, Saber, sends his message to the country on health care reform. This is his submission for President Barack Obama’s Organizing For America Health Reform Video Challenge.

Please vote for this video here. You can view the video below and please go vote!

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WK INTERACT x SUBLIMINAL PROJECTS

HOW TO BLOW  YOURSELF UP
New Works by WK INTERACT

OPENING RECEPTION:
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 8-11PM

EXHIBITION DATES:
NOVEMBER 7TH – DECEMBER 5TH, 2009

Subliminal Projects
1331 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
subliminalprojects.com

In How to Blow Yourself Up, WK Interact twists and inverts the fatalism of end-of-the-world prophecies, turning destruction into a matter of free will. “If you believe the world will end in 2012 and you can’t do anything about it, maybe it’s better to blow yourself up when you feel like it,” says WK. To that end, he has turned objects of control and personal movement – skateboards and bicycles, as well as three-dimensional panels – into instruments of self-destruction, equipped with what appear to be pipe bombs and other menacing apparatuses.

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PABLOVE ACROSS AMERICA

Pablove Across America, the coast-to-coast cycling journey of hope and education spearheaded by Dangerbird Records co-founder Jeff Castelaz, will conclude in Los Angeles on Saturday, November 21, with a benefit concert at Avalon in Hollywood. The night will be a celebration of Castelaz’s incredible triumph, and devoted to the Pablove Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to children life programs as well as children’s cancer research and treatment. A bevy of supporters will join to perform acoustic and semi-acoustic sets including, Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Shirley Manson, Butch Walker, Tom Gabel (Against Me!), Jarrod Gorbel (the Honorary Title) and Charlotte Martin, with others to be announced shortly. Tickets are $35 (GA) and $65 (VIP) and will go on sale this Saturday, October 31. All proceeds will go to the Foundation.

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UPDATE: OBEY x LEVIS

The OBEY X LEVI’S® Project – 10/29
Times Square Live Installation Event and Collaboration Release!

Directly after the live installation at 7pm, Shepard will have a signing of the LEVIS Collaboration Graphics and the punk PIONEER posters. The poster suite consists 4, 18×24 inch, posters with front and back printing – using LEVIS infused graphics of the OBEY FACTORY, PROPAGANDA ENGINEERING, STAY UP GIRL, and OBEY EYE. All 4 posters form one large punk PIONEER poster measuring 36×48 inches.  The event is Free and open to the public – see you there!

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OBEY X LEVI’S® X TIMES SQUARE

The OBEY X LEVI’S® Project – 10/29 – Times Square Live Installation Event and Collaboration Release!  The launch of the Obey x Levi’s® collection is the latest result of the ongoing collaborative relationship between Levi’s® and Fairey relationship.

I’ve always felt that keeping my art bold, simple and refined was a way to cut through the clutter, and it’s a formula that Levi’s® has been using for decades that keeps them accessible and populist yet stylish and relevant. The posters I created for Levi’s® are returns to the roots of my style: one side with an industrial propaganda poster feel that connects with the heritage of Levi’s® as a brand for workers, and the reverse side reflecting my other biggest influence, punk rock, and the connection of Levi’s® to punk and rock in general. – Shepard

OBEY X LEVI’S scaffolding went up in Times Sq this week –Traffic stopped at the huge plywood signage was hoisted on to the steel frames, as groups of fans gathered to capture the moment. On 10/29, Shepard will create a live art installation on the outside façade of this scaffolding in front of the Levi’s store in Times Square at 7pm. Poster signing will follow the installation. A video of the process will be posted to YOU TUBE shortly after the install.

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