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New Work by Jessica Hess and Tara Smith

Opening Reception: Friday, March 22 • 8 PM – 11 PM
Exhibition Dates: March 23 – April 20, 2013

SUBLIMINAL PROJECTS is proud to present Planes, Trains, & Automobiles, an exhibition featuring new work by California-based artists Jessica Hess and Tara Smith. In this exhibition, both artists provide a unique perspective on the state and decay of various objects and tools existing within the contemporary, urban environment.

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The crew and I made the trip to Austin for SXSW this year. We lined up a couple of walls to paint murals, and I DJ’ed a party and spoke on a panel about rock poster art. It was a very busy four days. We worked on the murals all day and tried to check out music and parties at night. I was able to catch the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s, a Just Blaze DJ set, and 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. We got to hang with some Texas friends while we were in town. Austin transplant Ernesto Yerena helped out on the mural along with Mack Simpson who drove from Dallas. Amanda Fairey even did some stencil cutting. The murals went pretty quickly because the subsidy helpers and usual crew of Nic, Dan, and Z all did a great job. Thanks y’all. Some cool people stopped by while we were painting including Flying Lotus, The Blitz, Amanda Palmer, Squeak E. Clean, etc… SXSW brings the hip fold around.

The portrait of Joan Jett is a collaboration with Blondie guitarist and primary songwriter Chris Stein. Chris shot Joan while she was still in the Runaways in 76 or 77 when Blondie was touring LA. I love the photo and made an illustration based on it. Joan and Chris both dig the illustration, so there will probably be a screen-print coming out soon. Stay tuned.

Thanks to Vevo and the Empire club for giving us walls to paint on!


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Flaming Lips Beautiful F’ing Experience

My friend Sage Seb made a fantastic documentary about the Flaming Lips attempting to break the world record for most shows in 24 hours in different cities. The Film is called “A Beautiful Fucking Experience” and will be screening soon. Sage and Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips asked me to make the poster for the film which is a huge honor for me. I’ve been a Flaming Lips fan for many years and I’m briefly interviewed in the film. The film is excellent and Flaming Lips fans, as well as any passionate fan of music, will love the spirit of the film. If you are unfamiliar with The Flaming Lips, I think their albums “The Soft Bulletin” and “Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots” are beautiful and powerful,  and should be purchased immediately. I’m pretty sure there will be a limited screen-printed version of the poster for sale at some point. Stay tuned. Oh, Wayne tweeted etc… about the poster. I’m pathetically desperate for validation from my heroes, so this made me pretty happy for a fleeting moment. http://instagram.com/p/WoFSICxwv0/

Here is the film’s synopsis and trailer. Check it out!


Trailer for “A Beautiful Fucking Experience” feature length documentary directed by Sage Seb from sage seb on Vimeo.


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PEACE and JUSTICE x I.Am. Angel Foundation

Peace and Justice – Mixed Media on Paper; a unique piece in the series, is being auctioned to support a GREAT organization.  Please check out the online auction for more information and to support this great cause!
Thanks for caring,

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Incase x Shepard Fairey introduces new Spring 2013 collection

Incase for Shepard Fairey new iPhone 5 cases are available now!
For Spring 2013, the signature Incase Snap Case for iPhone 5 serves as a canvas for some of Fairey’s most recognizable creations. The Icon Stencil design is emblazoned with the now infamous OBEY GIANT image that changed the way people view art contextualized by their surroundings, while black and white photographs of real world OBEY GIANT sightings in San Francisco, New York and Hong Kong are the foundations for the Street Scene Snap Case.

To celebrate the release, OBEY Giant announced on Facebook, a week long giveaway.  All comments, likes, shares and friend tags on each post through March 22, 2013 will be entered into a RANDOM drawing to win one of the signed new iPhone cases.   Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter @obeygiant
Thank you for your support!

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OBEY Screen prints offered on Ebay to benefit Brooklyn School

“Toe The Line” is an online art auction to raise funds for the PTA-funded programs at Public School 132 (P.S. 132) in Brooklyn, NY.

Toe the Line was conceived of by Brooklyn-based painter and photographer, Logan Hicks, whose son (Sailor) attends the school. The idea came to Hicks while discussing yet another DOE budget cut with his girlfriend, Kristen Zarcadoolas, P.S. 132 PTA President and Sailor’s mom.
“There is a lack of resources at every level within the public school system and I want to do all that I can to ensure that my son has a proper education,” says Hicks. “There is a moral responsibility to do everything possible to help support the public education.” He decided to put out a call out to friends to see if they were willing to lend a hand by donating their artwork, prints, or books to be auctioned. “I used the resources I had to help in the best way I could.” After calling on his creative friends, Hicks says, “I was thrilled by the response. Nearly everyone said they’d be happy to donate something.”
Bid now:   www.ToeTheLineAuction.com

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Help make “Honor the Treaties” the PBS People’s Choice Winner – VOTE NOW!

One click voting  VOTE HERE  no registration needed

Honor the Treaties examines photographer Aaron Huey’s work for Native American rights on the Pine Ridge Reservation. The film explores the idea that journalists sometimes ‘get the wrong story.’ Using Aaron’s seven-year experience as a photographer on the Pine Ridge Reservation, we examine the idea of growth and change in relationship to telling a story.

Honor the Treaties | The Film from eric becker on Vimeo.

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For those in Austin, Shepard will be at SXSW speaking on a panel next week. Be sure to check it out!

Art and Soul: The Global Renaissance of the Gig Poster
Thursday, March 14, 2013
3:30PM – 4:30PM

Austin Convention Center
500 East Cesar Chavez Street
Austin, TX 78701
Room 15

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 The Seventh Letter presents #ARTSHARELA

Opening reception: March 1, 2013 | 8 – 10pm
Show runs: March 1 – April 7, 2013

Art Share LA
801 E 4th Place
Los Angeles, CA 90013

A celebration of Street Art curated by Casey Zoltan of Known Gallery, featuring gallery pieces & outdoor billboards from noted Los Angeles artists: Saber, Patrick Martinez, Rime, Victor Reyes, Pose, Sage Vaughn, Willie T, Shepard Fairey, Risk, Push, Revok, Zes, Sever, Augustine Kofie and Vizie.

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1 color Letterpress on 100% cotton Lettre paper, 110lb, deckled edges.
Signed, Embossed and Numbered edition of 300.
10 inches x 13 inches, frame ready.   Ships flat.

Release Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at a random time between 10am and 12 noon PST.

Limit 1 per person/household.

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