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Interview Magazine posted a fantastic Q&A with Shepard discussing 50 Shades of Black, his record collection, punk rock, patriotism, his upcoming show with Jasper Johns and more!  Read the conversation between art correspondent Kurt McVey and check out the incredible photos by photographer Brian Higbee.  50 Shades of Black will be up through May 17, the opening was a huge success so come check it out if you couldn’t make it last night!

Exhibition Dates:   April 16 – May 17, 2014

Subliminal Projects
1331 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Photography by Brian Higbee www.brianhigbee.com

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The “Learn to Obey” 7″ with my art for OFF! comes out on Record Store Day, this Sat. April 19. It is limited, so don’t miss your opportunity to pick it up at a record store. OFF is on tour right now and just released a great new album”Wasted Years” check out http://offofficial.com to snag it and see their tour schedule. OFF suggested we do an art poster of “Learn to Obey”  as well. It will be released next Tues. 50 will be bundled with the 7″, so you can get the art and music in one shot. If you haven’t heard the song check it out.  -Shepard

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In case you missed Shepard’s interview on KPCC this morning, check out the story here: http://bit.ly/1jL7K2v
See you all tonight at SUBLIMINAL PROJECTS!  Doors open at 8pm.

50 Shades Of Black x Shepard Fairey x Subliminal Projects

SHEPARD FAIREY: 50 Shades of Black

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
8 – 11 pm

Free to Public
RSVP Required:
[email protected]

Shepard Fairey releases his third installment of new album cover artwork on Wednesday, April 16th at SUBLIMINAL PROJECTS.  Friend and legendary DJ, Z-Trip will be joining him opening night for a special live performance.

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50 Shades box set Flipagram

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I’ve been a die–hard music fan since my youth, but I began to understand the structure of music when I learned to DJ 12 years ago. After a few years of DJing with vinyl, a program called Serato was introduced that allowed me to DJ using MP3’s with the same control I had with vinyl. As a bonus though, unlike vinyl, MP3’s can be edited and remixed. My first production endeavors were simple re-edits of songs for improved mixing. My friend John Goff, a lifelong analog and electronic musician, would help me with these re-edits and indulged me as I became more ambitious with my arrangements. John suggested that we build some original music together. We put some instrumental compositions together, and then serendipitously met Merritt Lear and her former bandmate Joe Cassidy. Merritt added incredible vocals and melody ideas, and Joe added guitar and production/arrangement. We completed two songs, decided to name our project NØISE, and to rush produce a 7 inch for release at my 50 Shades of Black art show. I worked up some art for a screen-printed cover, and we cut and glued 500 sleeves to complete the NØISE “Little Lions” 45 RPM 7 inch. Additionally, all 500 are signed and numbered but will still be priced at $10… with no added “Art Tax” in sight. You can listen to the music on the turntables provided in the Subliminal Projects gallery, or buy it for the art. To be clear though, this is not an art project with music included, it is a music project with art included. We’ll release some stuff digitally eventually, but it’s vinyl only for now. Get the NØISE “Little Lions” 7 inch  at 50 Shades of Black.

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KCRW Exclusive: Z-Trip Soundtrack for Shepard Fairey’s Sound + Vision Exhibit

For all of you who missed my SOUND & VISION opening in London, you’ll have a chance to see Z-Trip at my 50 Shades of Black opening in LA this Wed!  Z-Trip is my favorite DJ and he made an amazing mix for SOUND & VISION that riffed off of the musicians I referenced in my art. You can listen at the link below. I hope he’ll play some of this material Wed., but with Z-Trip, you know whatever he plays will make you shake your rump and pump your fist! Check out the mix!       -Shepard

KCRW Exclusive: Z-Trip Soundtrack for Shepard Fairey’s Sound + Vision Exhibit

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Music on my mind

Just got back from Coachella and with the 50 Shades of Black music-themed show, I’ve got a lot of music on my mind.  Sorting through the art is easy, sorting through my record collection to decide which ones make the top-tier is hard.  You can dig through the crates yourself at the show.  Hope to see you there!


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50 shades Tee

50 Shades of Black limited edition t-shirts will be available at SUBLIMINAL PROJECTS only starting April 16, opening night!  Limit 1 per person, priced at $25.

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Sydney Opera House (February 13th, 2014)
This Friday, April 11thTristan be releasing his Eddie Vedder silk-screen poster from the Sydney Opera House concert in Australia (February 13th, 2014).
The poster is a 3 color silk-screen,18” x 24”, signed, numbered and stamped.  $100 each.
Posters will be on sale for 24 hours starting Friday April 11th at 12:00am.
Available at: www.tristaneaton.net

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