The crew and I just got back from Malaga Spain where we painted a 7 story mural next to the Contemporary Art Center. D*Face and his boys came through to paint the other 7 story tower of the same building, which was great for camaraderie. I had been to Barcelona in 2006, but never Malaga. I knew there was enthusiasm for street art in Malaga because my friend and street art patron, Selim Verol, did a well received show of his collection at the CAC Malaga that included work by JR, Kaws, Faile, me, and others. However, I could not have anticipated how warmly we would be greeted in Malaga. From the moment we started on the mural there were people hanging out, watching, and waiting for us to come down from the lift to shoot photos and ask for stickers and signatures. The weather was a little chilly and windy, but rain free, so we made pretty fast progress. Nic Bowers, Z Bomit, and Dan Flores have helped on many painted murals now, so we have become an efficient team. Jon Furlong from Obey Clothing was there to shoot photos and video of the action on the big wall and around the city. Since we finished the 7 story wall in three days instead of the allotted five, I was able to do some street art spots around the city and soak in the sights while stickering the desired surfaces. Our hosts Fer and his dad, Fernando, from the CAC were super cool and invited me to head back to the museum for a solo show in 2015. I look forward to that. Thanks to everyone from the CAC who helped make the trip and mural happen. Thanks also to the people of Malaga for giving us such a warm reception!
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My friend Tristan, the man behind TrustoCorp, created a great poster for Pearl Jam. It drops today so check it out! -Shepard
Pearl Jam by TrustoCorp
An edition of 100, signed & numbered posters will go on sale tomorrow at noon PST on pop up site:
The poster is 18″ x 24″, 7 color silk-screen and was made for the Pearl Jam show November 24th, 2013 at the LA Sports Arena.
First come / first serve! Thank you!
The main objective as you’ll see from the photos has been nothing but work. Everything has been running smooth, expect from being 120 feet in the air and for some reason we brought the wind. There is a lot of positive energy and support from the people in Málaga along with the help from everyone at MAUS Malaga and the CAC Málaga. Enjoy!
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I’ll be DJ’ing and donating some art to my friend Ondi’s event for her “A Total Disruption” project at the Echoplex on Dec. 15. Come down and support!
I’ve been a fan of Jello Biafra and Powell Peralta skateboards for almost 30 years! One of my first punk albums was “Plastic Surgery Disasters” by the Dead Kennedys, and I rode several Powell Peralta boards in the 80′s including the Lance Mountain, Mike McGill, Tommy Guerrero, Steve Saiz, and Tony Hawk. I also imitated the way Lance Mountain dressed in the first Bones video because he wore khakis, Vans, and a t-shirt, so since I had to wear khakis to private school, I’d just change into a t-shirt and Vans right after school! When Jello Biafra, who I’ve worked with on a few projects, asked me to design some boards for the Alternative Tentacles record label 33 and1/3 anniversary, I was more than happy to collaborate with all of the players. The image of Jello is based(with a few creative liberties taken) on a photo by Glen E. Friedman. There should be a poster coming soon. The Alternative Tentacles board uses Winston Smith’s awesome A.T. logo as the focal point, with design embellishments by me. Ask for the boards at a skate shop, and look out for the poster in late Dec. -Shepard
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Shepard was invited by the Maus Málaga and the CAC Málaga to paint an 80’ tall x 30’ wide mural in the center of the rising art community here in Málaga. After a long ass flight, crappy airplane food and no sleep, we finally arrived and were greeted with some authentic Spanish food. Slept as much as we could then went straight to work on Sunday morning. Here’s a little taste into our trip and the spanish life style.
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This is the LAST WEEK to view Ravi Zupa: Hard Dream at Subliminal Projects.
Hard Dream is Zupa’s first solo show in Los Angeles and it will be closing on Saturday, November 23rd. The works combine acrylic, pencil, watercolor, india ink, color ink, oil pastel, block print, and silk screen on canvas. The intense, complex results reference various artistic styles and figures from Japanese woodblock prints to Flemish masters to Renaissance portraiture. This base imagery is riddled with contemporary iconography, modern political references, and a tasteful, balanced defacement that also resonates in street art. The art in this exhibition is physically, mentally, and stylistically layered – the product of a truly talented artist whose work you should make the trip to see.
Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday from noon to 6 pm and Tuesday by appointment. 1331 W. Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90026. Street parking only.
SID: Superman Is Dead
A collaborative exhibition between Dennis Morris and Shepard Fairey
Opening Reception: Friday, December 13 from 8-11pm
Exhibition Dates: December 13 – January 11, 2014
Special opening night musical performance by RITCHIE LOVE featuring: Steve Jones, Billy Idol, Clem Burke, and Leigh Gorman.
($10 suggested donation at the door)
This exhibition will open at SUBLIMINAL PROJECTS on Friday the 13th and will feature collaborative paintings, prints and photographs by Shepard Fairey and British photographer Dennis Morris. An installation of a hotel room Sid destroyed after a night of drinks, drugs, and depression in 1977 will also be on view.
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