Hey sports fans and LGBT equality fans – Shepard donated a few prints to this event. Check it out…
Toronto Maple Leafs President and General Manager Brian Burke, Philadelphia Flyers Scout Patrick Burke, and California Attorney General Kamala Harris will be honored on September 20th in Los Angeles for their courageous work promoting respect for all athletes, no matter their sexual orientation or gender identity through their organization, You Can Play, as featured on HBO, ESPN, USA Today and in the New York Times. Few efforts are more noteworthy than the work done by these men to make everyone equal in the world of sports.
California Attorney General Kamala Harris will also be honored for her work protecting homeowners and her unflagging leadership on LGBT equality. Attorney General Harris will be addressing guests fresh from her primetime speaking slot at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte.
Additionally, a silent auction will also be held which includes Shepard Fairey prints, autographed merchandise and VIP ticket pages from over a dozen professional sports teams including the Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Lakers and Toronto Maple Leafs; a roundtrip air and hotel package donated by Air Canada and Ritz Carlton Toronto; and fashion merchandise designed by Michael Kors.
Petersen Automotive Museum
6060 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
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SUBLIMINAL PROJECTS presents
A Group Exhibition Curated By Pedro Alonzo
Opening Reception: Friday, September 7th • 8PM – 11PM
Exhibition Dates: September 8 – October 6, 2012
featuring artwork by Liz Baca, Gabriella Davi-Khorasanee, Dzine, Igor Jovic, Simone Lueck, Chris Mosier, Kai Regan, Dominique Renee, Jamel Shabazz, Mickalene Thomas, and Monika Zbijowska.
Nailed is inspired by the 2011 publication titled Nailed: The History of Nail Culture and Dzine. Photographers from around the world were commissioned to document nail artists, clientele, and salon owners in their respective cities. The photographs that best represent the diversity of this personal and customized form of expression are presented in the publication, along with a historical account of the history of nail art and adornment from the Ming Dynasty in China to the present. The project outlines the trends and techniques that have emerged with time and the relationships nail art culture fosters,both inside and outside salon walls.
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With the election coming up and a lot of misinformation circulating, I’m glad MoveOn has put out a humorous video drawing a distinction between Romney’s tax plan and Obama’s. Romney wants to give tax breaks the upper class and further burden the middle class while Obama wants to strengthen the middle class. Income relative to inflation has grown steadily for the top 1% since Reagan and declined or remained flat for the middle class. Romney wants that trend to continue… I don’t!
Henry Rollins has been a hero of mine since I got into Black Flag in 1984. Henry is a role model in his amazing taste and output in music, his political engagement, his monumental work ethic, and his social consciousness. Henry tours a ton and stays very aware of the world. Back before the 2008 recession started, Henry had an an editorial segment on his TV show where he said “the president says the fundamentals of the economy are strong…I say start learning Chinese”. Henry’s new tour is called CAPITALISM and I’m sure he will have a lot of wise, funny, and maybe prophetic things to say. I was given the honor by Henry of illustrating his concept for the tour, him as a beaten-down Uncle Sam. I have a few of the prints available on my site signed by both me and Henry. The rest will be available on Henry’s tour which everyone should see. Pick a print up before the American brand of capitalism crumbles under the weight of its own ego.
18 x 24 inch screen print signed by Shepard and Henry. Edition of 1200. Only 200 units to be sold on OG.com $55. Limit 1 per person/household.
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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