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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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Let Fury Have the Hour Print

Shepard recently created some poster/print artwork for a soon to be released documentary on the Clash that coincided with the Let Fury Have a Heartbeat exhibition at Subliminal Projects, on now. The print will be released on Thursday, Jan 7th at Random. Its signed by both Shepard and author/director Antonino D’Ambrosio. Edition of 450, S/N, $50. Limit 1 Per Person/Household.   SOLD OUT

VIEW THE LET FURY HAVE THE HOUR TRAILER

VIEW SUBLIMINAL PROJECTS LET FURY OPENING RECEPTION VIDEO

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Happy holidaze

The escalation in Afghanistan, the weak health care reform, detainee abuse not being shared with the public… on a number of issues I’m very disappointed in Obama. I hate being in a position where I’ll either be characterized as having “turned” on Obama for speaking out, or for being a “brainwashed cheerleader” if I give him more time to get it together. The last thing I want is to do is de facto strengthen the Republican’s position by attacking Obama, but I think he needs to be pushed. I don’t think Obama is a bad human being, I just think he is not being brave enough. In some regards I think Obama is just the messenger, letting us know he’s caved in to corporate and political forces we have all done too little to keep in check. I must qualify that by saying SOME people like Robert Greenwald and his Brave New Films team and MoveOn.org have certainly done their part to make righteous efforts. I’m disillusioned with the whole two party system. I’m baffled by some of Obama’s moves and many of the Democratic party’s moves. I’m confident that only campaign finance reform and vigorous participation from citizens, not corporations will change things for the better. Let’s all turn our dissatisfaction into positive action… talk-action=0.

Happy day of good will and peace on earth from a proud agnostic humanitarian. If a god made all this, he or she was quite mischievous if not mean-spirited.

-Shepard

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LEAD Uganda T-Shirts

NEW. Black American Apparel L.E.A.D Uganda T-shirt with
Shepard Fairey’s Blanket image on it. This t-shirt is the same used by Obey Clothing.

The image is put on using an environmentally friendly, Discharge Printing process. Discharge printing embeds the inks into the shirt. It is water-based, as opposed to silk screening, which uses plastisol inks. Art Press, who printed the shirts uses all soy-based chemicals.

PURCHASE T-SHIRTS HERE

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Cool Bear

First fine art print printed through modern multiples titled “Cool Bear”
One color print, 100% rag archival, deckeld edged paper.
Signed and numbered edition of 50 avalible for $50, $60 for international (shipping included) and 10 signed and numbered HPMs (10 different colors) for $100, $110 international (shipping included) you can purchase them online at www.philiplumbang.bigcartel.com.

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Paul Watson Print

The mission of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is to defend ocean wildlife worldwide. Shepard did a portrait of founder Paul Watson that will be available as a print on 12/17/09 at Random.  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/

SOLD OUT

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