I’ve been against the war all along, but if my liberal leaning perspective did not give my opinion any credibility, check out this article by former U.S. Army General Newbold from conservative leaning Time Magazine. Newbold retired early in protest over the build up to the war in Iraq. The guy makes a lot of strong points about the responsibility of our Army and civilian leaders to respect the value of our soldiers lives. I wish Newbold could have changed more minds in Washington.
New and improved! The original screen print had such a great response we had to do it again… Actually, we wanted to make some offsets to cover the streets with and then thought, “What the hell”. This offset edition is limited to 750, signed, numbered and without the TYPOS. The dimensions are 24″ x 36″ and its printed on a thick stock. For all those that missed out on the first time it was around, here is your final opportunity to snatch one up.
I recently went to NY to do some art installations inside and outside. 11 Spring St. which is a building I had frequently put art on illegally is being renovated and the new owners were kind enough to give the street artists a last hurrah with the guidance of the Wooster Collective (www.woostercollective.com). I was able to do a 14 by 25 foot piece inside and a small piece on the cluttered outside. For those in NY the building is open Dec 15, 16, and 17… and that’s it. My wife and daughter stayed in LA, so I also got to hit the streets with WK Interact. Dan Flores kept an eye out for the fuzz and helped with the cold late night missions. Check out the street improvements. Thanks to WK, Wooster Collective, and Dan. Oh, lastly, a sad note on the NY front. Some spineless asshole has splattered yellow paint on a couple of my pieces in Brooklyn. Whoever you are, have the guts to sign your work. Haters never prosper… karma will catch up and I’d like to make that happen sooner than later. If anyone has info on the culprit, I would appreciate the tip. Happy Holidaze y’all.
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So, after two years in the making Supply and Demand has finally arrived and I’m very happy with the results. This book is 350 pages, large format (9″x12″) with a foil embossed cover. More than looking spiffy from the outside, it is mega-juicy on the inside. There are tons of images that have never been published as well as essays and interviews by Steven Heller, Carlo McCormick, Roger Gastman, Rob Walker, Helen Stickler, and me. This is the definitive case study, art book, bible of Obey Giant. I hope you dig it. All copies from the site are signed.
360 Pages, Hardcover
240 B&W Illus., 560 Color Illus.
All copies signed by Shepard Fairey
Retailing at $60, OBEY Posse Price $55 (plus shipping)
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Metropark / OBEY are offering up and coming artists the chance to submit original artwork. The winner of the campaign will be flown to Los Angeles to meet Shepard Fairey and have their winning design produced exclusively by OBEY CLOTHING for Metropark. Designs must be submitted by January 15th, 2007.
I was recently honored to be able to do a collaboration with photographer Jenny Lens who’s candid shots of the early Punk scene are amazing. The Obey/Jenny Lens collaborative tee is in stores right now, and is a comprehensive collage of some of Jenny’s best photos. If you can’t find the shirt, you can always buy Jenny’s photos at her website www.jennylens.net
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In case you don’t know, Shepard has been spinning Thursdays at Dance Right in downtown Los Angeles. The flyers for the night have been great and we decided to screen print one of them just in time for the Holidays. The limited edition prints will be signed by Shepard and OBEY guest artist Matt Goldman (www.myspace.com/mgoldman) who designed the artwork and works at Studio Number One. This print will also be coming out in Summer 2007 as all-over print t-shirts for boys AND girls from Obey Clothing…
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Shepard recently designed 6 new boards for the REAL Skate Team… this is what Jim Thiebaud had to say about the collaboration:
” I have always respected and admired what Shepard Fairey does. His art, design, and connection with subversive imagery have always been something that I respected and totally sweated. Being able to work with him on the new REAL Subvert Series was a great experience. He really brought out the differences the guys on the team have while also showing that they share the common bond of riding for REAL”.
Each board is a limited edition and comes signed.
REAL Skateboard Busenitz SK0515 $65
REAL Skateboard Huf SK0516 $65
REAL Skateboard Aultz SK0517 $65
REAL Skateboard Schaaf SK0518 $65
REAL Skateboard Torres SK0519 $65
REAL Skateboard Ramondetta SK0520 $65
RISE ABOVE SERIES, Ed of 50, 29×42, Signed and Numbered, $400 each
The large format prints we have on the site are the most slept on items we’ve got. The large format are basically the same price as the smaller prints on EBAY right now but in smaller editions, twice the size, with equally incredible imagery. These new prints are part of the RISE ABOVE SERIES that debuted at the Merry Karnowsky Opening in Los Angeles. They measure 29″ x 42″ and are Editions of 50 (Signed and Numbered). If you want to start collecting fine art prints this is a great place to begin!