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BDX LAX Faraway So Close

SUBLIMINAL PROJECTS and FLASH ASSOCIATION presents

BDX-LAX: FARAWAY SO CLOSE

Opening Reception: Friday, August 2 • 8 – 11 PM

Exhibition Dates: August 2 – August 24, 2013

BDX-LAX: Faraway So Close is a group exhibition featuring contemporary artists from Los Angeles and Bordeaux (twin cities since 1964). SUBLIMINAL PROJECTS is the first West Coast venue this ongoing exchange has been exhibited. The aim of the project is to support and promote the local art scene of both cities through an exhibition series that alternates between locations each year, featuring contemporary artists from both areas.

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Trayvon Nation / A Call to Action

If you are as disappointed with the miscarriage of justice in the George Zimmerman trial show your support for Trayvon and head to this event.

-Shepard

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Celebrities join prison hunger strikers in protesting isolation

As someone who has been arrested 16 times for street art, I am very familiar with the brutality of law enforcement. Fortunately I’ve never had to stay in jail more than three days in a row.
Even though my crimes have all been minor I have been beaten up and denied the insulin I need as a type 1 diabetic. On several occasions I feared for my life when I was made very sick by being denied insulin or any medical attention until I was vomiting uncontrollably.. I can only imagine the inhumane treatment inmates at real prisons are subjected to. As the saying goes, power corrupts and absolute peer corrupts absolutely. The hunger strike, an extreme action, going on by California prisoners to protest inhumane treatment is a clear indication of how extreme the mistreatment of inmates is. Prisoners or not, these are human beings who deserve human rights. Read more on the situation and stand up for human rights. Thanks for caring.

-Shepard

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IBIZA SK8ART ST FEAT. Shepard Fairey and more

If you happen to be in Ibiza, check out this show that I put a few art pieces in, and don’t forget to wear sunscreen you raving lunatic.

-Shepard

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We Are Bradley Manning

I contributed my name to this NY Times ad in support of Bradley Manning. With his intelligence clearance, Manning saw things being perpetuated in the name of the USA that he thought most  Americans would oppose if they only knew. Manning is a whistleblower driven by his conscience, not a perpetrator of espionage. Check out the NY Times ad and info on Manning’s case.

-Shepard

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Black Sabbath Tour Prints 2013

Black Sabbath has been one of my favorite bands for 25 years. I was fortunate enough to meet Jack Osbourne through my friend Big Dave in 2000. My relationship with Jack and Big Dave has led to several great Ozzy and Sabbath projects over the years. One of my biggest “I’m not worthy!” moments took place when Dave took me backstage to meet the Sabbath guys in 2004 at Ozzfest and bassist and lyricist Geezer Butler was wearing an Obey shirt! Sabbath is still a phenomenal live band and I’m incredibly honored to do my second(first was in 2005) Sabbath/Obey tour poster. Sabbath released a great new record called “13″ recently(produced by Rick Rubin) and are touring in support of the album. There are 125 of each poster in each color way, black and red, and black and metallic silver.

-Shepard

18 x 24 inch Screen Prints.  Signed and numbered edition of 125.  $50 each. Purchase limit: 1 of each per person/household.

Release date: next Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at random times between 10am and 12 noon (PST) in Prints

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Shepard Fairey x Fuse TV’s Crate Diggers

Yes, yes, y’all! I was recently invited to be on Fuse TV’s Crate Diggers show. I talked about my love of music, my record collection, my evolution to DJ’ing, and the crossover between art and music. Check it out if you are an art and music lover. Shout out to DJ Z-Trip for the inspiration!
-Shepard

OBEY x COPE2 Takeover

COPE2 is one of the most notorious bombers in New York City and the five boroughs. I first stumbled upon his work in the early 90′s. From the Bronx to downtown to Brooklyn he had pieces everywhere. The two color, very stylish bubble letter throw ups reading COPE, were just everywhere. The guy was definitely one of the most prolific bombers I’ve ever seen, and I’ve spent a lot of time in New York City. Especially in the 90′s, COPE was everywhere. I found out later on that he had actually been out bombing since the early 80′s, starting very young. Some of the stuff I saw in the early 90′s had maybe been around three, five, eight, even ten years, who knows… but he just stayed at it. He was incredibly tenacious and had built up a huge amount of work around the city.

Of course graffiti is ephemeral, but back then New York wasn’t cleaned as fast, so his stuff was accumulating. I didn’t meet him, I just knew him through his work, and I just thought for traditional graffiti this guy has one of the best styles. Of course, success in graffiti is measured by volume and he was one of the most , if not the most, up of anyone in New York City.

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Standing on Shaky Ground: Activists Pressure Hedge Funds to Purge Gun Stocks

An acquaintance of mine has spearheaded an effort to expose hedge funds who invested in guns to profit from the Sandy Hook massacre. Most people don’t know where their investments go, and revealing the hedge funds’ attempts to exploit a tragedy led to divestment from gun stocks. Thanks for pulling the curtain back on the darkest side of capitalism! Check it out.

-Shepard

The Human Trial

OBEY supports grassroots movements. A friend of mine is trying to do just that with a documentary called The Human Trial. The film follows the patients and scientists of a clinical trial that looks like it might find the cure for diabetes. Diabetes hits home for me, literally, as I’m a type 1 diabetic.
My contribution to this getting this film made is the movie poster I’ve designed. You can participate in changing the world through art by clicking this link and getting involved.

THE HUMAN TRIAL: Click here to get a print.

-Shepard

The Human Trial: Sizzle Reel from Vox Pop Films on Vimeo.

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