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1708 Gallery’s 23rd Annual Art Auction

If you’re in Richmond VA this Saturday, please join Shepard and our friends at 1708 Gallery this Saturday!  For more information and tickets, please visit http://www.1708gallery.org
Thank you for your support!

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UPDATE, UPDATE: OBEY X TRUSTO CEREAL

Hey all,
Dropping number 2 (lol) at the Vons on Hollywood & Sunset. Gonna drop it at 10:30, so look out for the Instagram post!Tristan Eaton

President, Creative Director
Thunderdog Studios, Inc.

 

First Trusto / Obey cereal box dropped at Albertson’s in Culver City (Los Angeles). Venice Blvd. & Durango. 1 of 10. Secret prize inside!

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Creative Migration x Beyond Sustainability Annual Benefit

Our friends over at Creative Migration are hosting their 1st Annual Benefit this Saturday, April 6th in Silverlake CA. We’ve donated a few signed AP’s in support. We hope you can make it. Thanks for caring!

Join Creative Migration’s Annual Benefit: BEYOND SUSTAINABILITY
Celebrate a community of artists and entrepreneurs who are moving toward
a thriving economy and environment for our future.

Los Angeles (April 3, 2013) Creative Migration is hosting its 1st Annual Benefit, BEYOND SUSTAINABILITY on April 6, 2013. Creative Migration will be celebrating successes over the last year including completion of a sustainably produced short documentary about art and social engagement entitled, POST NEW BILLS: The Story of Green Patriot Posters.

POST NEW BILLS – teaser from Creative Migration on Vimeo.

The film is an official selection of the Green Patriot Posters design campaign, and will be included as the first film contribution to the campaign during the launch of its traveling solo exhibition at the Design Museum Boston in 2014. Creative Migration is now expanding its mission to model and implement sustainable practices for a growing global community of artists and social entrepreneurs.

The benefit is from 6:30 to 10:30 pm at Yeh Studio located at 1064 Myra Avenue in the Silverlake neighborhood of Los Angeles.

For more information and tickets, please click here

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TRUSTO / OBEY CEREAL

My friend Tristan Eaton of TrustoCorp and I just collaborated (he did most of the work) on a fun cereal box design. He will be placing cereal boxes in a few LA grocery stores, so look out for them. Also check out the TrustoCorp show at LeBasse Projects in Culver City. Saturday, April 13th, 6-9pm -Shepard Fairey

This week, we’ll be continuing our favorite hobby of ‘Reverse Shoplifting’ fake products into grocery stores, although this time around we’ve brought some friends along for the ride. First in a 4 part series is a collaboration with our good pal Shepard Fairey. We had the honor of collaborating with him in order to create the OBEY flavored ‘Trusto Cereal’. We created our own version of Andre the Giant and Shepard mixed him in with his iconic propaganda style. The bar codes on the box are functional and the back of the box features fun games for the whole family. Enjoy!

We will be dropping 10 signed and numbered TRUSTO / OBEY cereal boxes into grocery stores around Los Angeles at the end of this week. We will post their locations on the @trustocorp Instagram page. First come, first serve and good luck getting them out of the store!
For the rest of the month, we will be dropping 10 cereal boxes a week. The following collaborations feature: The London Police, David Flores and Cyrcle.
Also stay tuned to www.arrestedmotion.com for updates.

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Knock It Out! x Black Book Gallery Denver

Knock It Out!

OPENING RECEPTION:
April 5th, 2013, 6-11PM
Free & Open to the public
Doze Green and Sam Flores will be in attendance

Featuring

Bask, Miss Bugs, Shepard Fairey, Doze Green, Retna, Lucy Mclauchlan, Faile, Rich Jacobs, Niagara, Mr. Brainwash, Mel Kadel, Travis Millard, Alex Pardee, Rowdy, Cope2, Dean Zeus Colman, James Reka, ROA, Swoon, Judith Supine, Handiedan, Greg Lamarche, Mike Stilkey, Dave Kinsey, Pure Evil, Jason Thielke, CEPT, Alex Lukas, Souther Salazar, The London Police, Titi Freak, Lisa Solberg, Blek Le Rat, Dabs & Myla, Indie 184, Pose, Luke Chueh, Ben Eine, ESPO, Adam Wallacavage, Sam Flores, Hush and more!!!!!!

Black Book Gallery is using art as a platform to support Love Hope Strength Foundation’s (LHSF) mission of saving the lives of people with cancer. The night will be filled with art, music, fun, and a bone marrow drive which will allow you to register with the Get On the List Campaign.  Black Book Gallery hopes to make a donation of $10K from original artwork sales that will help fund a Doctor at the Love Hope Strength Children’s Cancer Center in Tanzania.  In you are in the Denver area, please show your support
555 Santa Fe Dr.
Denver, Colorado 80204

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Special Event at Harvard Law School, Wednesday 4/3

I’m honored that this Wed. I will be giving a presentation on copyright and art at Harvard. I was asked by Harvard professor Terry Fisher, who worked on my case with the A.P. over the Obama HOPE poster to give my thoughts on the case and copyright issues in art making. Tune in if you can!
-Shepard

Jim Carrey Video Makes TEApublican Gun-Psycho Heads Explode!

If you have not seen this Jim Carrey video, check it out…  it is great political commentary and satire!  -Shepard

Cold Dead Hand with Jim Carrey from Jim Carrey

GOD SAVES & SATAN INVESTS

SOLD OUT
UPDATE: I decided that funds from God Saves and Satan Invests will benefit occupythenra.com.  Thanks for caring,  -Shepard

 

This GOD SAVES & SATAN INVESTS print was inspired by the multiple school and mass shootings that have occurred in recent months. As many of you know from my “2nd Amendment Solutions” print from a couple years ago, I’m not a big fan of the absurd abundance of guns in the U.S. I’m also perplexed by the claim of much of the nation to have “Christian values”. If god tells us to love our neighbor and not to take another human life, where do the assault weapons and piles of ammo fit into these “Christian values”? I personally think assault weapons fall more in the “Satan’s values” category. I’m not religious, and the text in this print is designed more to illustrate the hypocrisy and  contrast between “values” and actions in this country than to make a religious statement. Anyway, if you claim to dig god, lay off of satan’s tools…. if you don’t believe in god, lay off of satan’s tools! We live in statistically the safest time in human history, so the idea one would need an assault weapon for self defense is ridiculous. These weapons are tools of aggression, not defense. and any sane person not clouded by irrational fear would reach the same conclusion. When I ponder the demand for these killing machines, I see Satan metaphorically at work in the darkest, fear-based impulses of humanity. We can rise above and be better!
I get the 2nd Amendment, but the right to bear arms should NOT BE UNCONDITIONAL.
The 2nd Amendment reads:
“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”It was adopted in 1791 shortly after the revolutionary war in which the colonies had freed themselves from an English monarchy that gave the colonies no representation. The wisdom of the 2nd Amendment was to ensure that a state militia could combat dictatorial oppression. I would assert that putting guns in the hands of a large portion of the civilian population was probably not what the founding fathers had in mind. I’d also say that our nations founders could not have predicted the rise of technology enabling people to acquire weapons capable of shooting dozens of rounds in mere seconds.My concern over very easy access to guns seems reasonably well founded. I’m perplexed by America’s love of guns. .I grew up in South Carolina hunting with my dad and we always had shotguns in the house. My dad put a framed piece in my room that said “A wise hunter once said: all the Pheasants ever bred won’t repay for one man dead”. I was taught to honor and value human life. Also, the shotguns used for hunting were required by law for duck hunting, to only hold three shells at a time. The idea was that it was excessive to shoot more than three times at a bird. No one needs a gun that shoots 10, 20, 50 rounds. Whatever your feelings are about hunting, you can use a three shot shotgun to defend your home, but guns are easy to misuse. A lot of people claim to own guns for self-defense, but check out the statistics below. Guns lead to intentional or unintentional misuse far more often than they are used for justifiable, self-defense related homicides.The Self Defense statsFor every time a gun in the home is used in a self-defense homicide, a gun will be used in:
• 1.3 accidental deaths
• 4.6 criminal homicides
• 37 suicidesHere is an editorial about congress. Let’s save lives and hold lawmakers and the NRA accountable!Thanks for caring

.-Shepard Fairey

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Fury Has The Hour – Now on Demand!

If you missed Let Fury Have The Hour in theaters, watch it on iTunes.

LET FURY HAVE THE HOUR is a must see! I was lucky enough to be involved in this film on a couple levels. I worked on the art and titles, and I’m interviewed in the film alongside heroes like Chuck D, Wayne Kramer, Tom Morello, and Ian MacKaye. The film is about creative response to social issues as embodied by the Clash, spanning music, art, writing, and philosophy. The film asks “what kind of world do you want to live in?” and I’d answer… one where a lot of people see a film like this and get inspired to pursue their own form of creative activism. Get into it, get involved, go see the movie, shape the world!

Also, the film is screening at dozens of universities across the country for youth arts month thanks to an organization called REACT to FILM.   Check it out.
-Shepard Fairey

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The Skins x Sayers Club

 A fantastic new band called The Skins made up of mostly multi-ethnic 18 year old Brooklyn girls. They rocked hard doing Zeppelin and Sabbath covers along with their own material that sounded kinda like the Hives but harder! I’ve often wondered “where has the primal spirit of rock and punk gone in the younger generation?”, and in The Skins I have found one of the places! I can’t wait to check out a proper album by them.  If you are in LA tomorrow night, check them out at the Sayers Club

-Shepard

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