Update: OBEYGIANT.com release date is 9/6/12 at a random time in “Collectibles”. Limit 1 per person/household. ATTENTION: orders will not start shipping until 9/24/12.
The Americana Box Set made its debut at the Opening Reception of the Americana paintings at Perry Rubenstein Gallery (LA) on 8/25/12. A limited amount were available for purchase at the gallery.
Americana Box Set
Edition of 200
Signed and Numbered
18.5 x 24.5 x 1.25 inches
Box Set includes 12 Signed & Numbered screen prints of the Americana Paintings (Edition of 450), 1 Signed & Numbered Americana Song Lyric screen print (Edition of 200), a Certificate of Authenticity, and a CD of the Americana album by Neil Young and Crazy Horse.
The midnight blue box is handmade and features the This Land Is Your Land image on the cover presented in Gold and Red Foil Stamping with Embossed Highlighting throughout. Truly a work of art… you won’t be disappointed!
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New Paintings by Shepard Fairey
Saturday, August 25th
7pm – 10pm
Perry Rubenstein Gallery (LA) presents a special project by Shepard Fairey and Neil Young in celebration of the recent release of Young’s new album with Crazy Horse, “Americana,” which features reinterpreted classic, American, folk songs. Fairey has created eleven new paintings, each one inspired by the songs, such as Oh Susannah, This Land Is Your Land and Clementine. The new Shepard Fairey paintings will be on view to the public at Perry Rubenstein Gallery in Los Angeles starting August 25th. In addition, Shepard will have a limited quantity release of the Americana Print Edition Box Set at the opening on August 25th at Perry Rubenstein Gallery. The Box Set will include a collection of screen print versions of all the new paintings, more info and official release date on the prints to come shortly, so STAY TUNED!
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Tom Morello is a righteous guy who supports a lot of great causes and roots for the working class. Check out his response to Paul Ryan saying he’s a fan of Rage Against The Machine. Paul Ryan has terrible ideas and I applaud Tom for calling him out.
Jail Guitar Doors USA is a non-profit charity that provides inmates with instruments to create songs of their own, in order to achieve a positive change of attitude and initiate the work necessary to successfully return to life outside of prison walls. In this two part video feature Shepard speaks with Wayne Kramer about their connection to the collaboration. Wayne describes his personal experiences playing with MC5, the series of events that led to his imprisonment, and the opportunity he was given jail to use music as form of rehabilitation.
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Here’s the latest from ROOTSTRIKERS.org:
Our second infographic in the Capital series explains why Super PACs (Political Action Committee) are super powerful this presidential election, and tells you who really holds that power—just 26 individuals.
Some of their names have appeared here and there in the news, but their collective identities tell a more impressive tale. What do all of these people have in common? While a large pocket of Romney supporters seem to be financial tycoons, and another subset of Obama supporters are Hollywood elite, altogether what unites these folks is their wealth—and the shared belief that it can win an election. How?
By pumping money into Super PACs, who then churn out prime time smear campaigns. You’ve likely seen or heard of those ads about Romney and Obama paid for by “Americans for American Happiness”or something equally as benign and meaningless. Those ads are really by Super PACs, and their real message is that a few rich people are trying to change the course of public elections for their own interests.
We know that what wins an election is votes, not dollars, so we’re asking you to help us expose those ads. Send us your favorite Super PAC ad, and we’ll bust it.
We’re telling you who’s bankrolling the major presidential Super PACs—now help us uncover how they’re trying to buy this election. Share a link to an ad as a comment, or email us at email@example.com
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Creative Migration, a nonprofit organization that produces documentary films about art and activism, will present a preview screening of POST NEW BILLS August 16, 2012 from 7pm to 10pm at:
For Your Art, 6020 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
POST NEW BILLS is a film about Green Patriot Posters, a multimedia design campaign that challenges artists to deepen public understanding and ignite collective action in the fight against climate change. The film tells the story of its founders and contributors, innovators of social change, whose work has reached nearly 5 million people through print media, public space and digital culture. POST NEW BILLS is part of Project Green, an international sustainable filmmaking initiative.
The film features interviews with Shepard Fairey, DJ Spooky, Michael Bierut, Dmitri Siegel, The Canary Project and Mathilde Fallot. Their stories reveal that the most renewable resource we have is our imagination.
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The “Love Is The Drug” print was inspired by the Roxy Music song of the same name filtered through Orwell’s concept of Doublethink and my personal belief that people are often seduced by anger and power. Doublethink is a word coined by George Orwell in his novel 1984 that describes the act of simultaneously accepting two mutually contradictory beliefs as correct, often in distinct social contexts. In the novel 1984 the Ministry of Love is actually concerned with hate, fear, and war. The Ministry of Love enforces loyalty and love of Big Brother through fear, a repressive apparatus, and brainwashing. The Ministry of Love, like the other ministries, is paradoxically named, since it is largely responsible for the practice and infliction of misery, fear, suffering, and torture. Fear is used to instill love of Big Brother. Orwell describes Doublethink as:
|The power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them… To tell deliberate lies while genuinely believing in them, to forget any fact that has become inconvenient, and then, when it becomes necessary again, to draw it back from oblivion for just as long as it is needed, to deny the existence of objective reality and all the while to take account of the reality which one denies – all this is indispensably necessary. Even in using the word doublethink it is necessary to exercise doublethink. For by using the word one admits that one is tampering with reality; by a fresh act of doublethink one erases this knowledge; and so on indefinitely, with the lie always one leap ahead of the truth.|