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PAY 2 PLAY HITS THE STREETS!

I have frequently talked about the many problems created by the current campaign finance structure.  Corporate donations distort their influence in politics and corrupt our democracy.  This is an issue not many Americans seem interested in, but it effects all Americans by insuring that corporate interests are put before the interests of the average person.  Genuine democracy should guarantee that politicians create the greatest good for the greatest number of people, but that idea has eroded with the favors owed by politicians to corporations in exchange for their contributions.

Please support my friend John Wellington Ennis’ film PAY 2 PLAY opening in select cities this month.

– Shepard

PAY 2 PLAY trailer from John Wellington Ennis on Vimeo.

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NICHOLAS BOWERS // ARTILLERY MAGAZINE SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER COVER

My lead art assistant Nicholas Bowers is  featured in this month’s Artillery Magazine. The article showcases his art as well as providing a bit of insight into his role in my art studio. Nic also has a super cool beard sometimes and the photo shoot for the artillery cover was one of those times… hipster throw it on your Pinterest! Check it all out.
- Shepard
Read the full story here

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CLEON PETERSON // JUXTAPOZ COVER

I’m very happy that my friend and co-worker Cleon Peterson has the October cover of Juxtapoz. He’s an incredibly talented artist and designer and deserves the recognition for his work.  His ideas are powerful and provocative; I recommend reading his interview.
-Shepard

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ART ALLIANCE: THE PROVOCATEURS, PRINTS AVAILABLE ONLINE

For the first time ever, Art Alliance: The Provocateurs brings together 10 of the biggest names in art today to create limited edition fine art prints.All of these artists, including Camille Rose Garcia, Shepard Fairey, D*Face, Gary Panter, Faile, Space Invader, Stanley Donwood, RETNA, Monica Canilao, and Evan Hecox, are known for their original artwork and seldom release fine art prints. Each print is signed and numbered by the artist and features the Art Alliance chop; embossed logo.Also available are two very special commemorative Provocateurs show prints created by Shepard Fairey.If you weren’t able to make it to the show earlier this month, this is your chance to snag a print! Go to  http://store.artalliance.com to purchase today!

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MICHAEL DE FEO: A POCKET FULL OF POSIES

Our friend, street artist Michael De Feo has a new exhibit opening this week in New York.  Check it out!
-Shepard

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When genius and insanity hold hands | Ondi Timoner | TEDxKC

Check out this talk by Ondi Timoner for the TEDx event.  Ondi is a two-time Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner and a friend of mine and she’s responsible for creating such films as “We Live in Public” and other documentaries including programs under the umbrella of her online network A Total Disruption.  Check it out!

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LIVE IN JOY VIDEO PREMIERE BY AHEE

I met sound/artist and DJ  Chris Adams at SXSW and really liked his music made from “found sound”. He recently sent me this super cool video and song that he made under his DJ name AHEE. The video, directed by Alexander Polinsky, has a great theme… the idea of love and inspiration shattering conformity. There is a subtle OBEY reference in the beginning which I was very flattered by. Check it out!
-Shepard

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WE OWN THE FUTURE MURAL UP IN LOWER EAST SIDE, NYC

UPDATE!!!

Check out this The Huffington Post article written by our friends, Jamie Rojo and Steven Harrington, about the latest NYC mural in Little Italy. If you’re in the area go check it out at 161 Bowery!

Special Thanks to the LISA Project, Little Italy Merchants’ Association, Caspi Development, Wayne Rada and his team for their wonderful assistance in the mural! All your help was much appreciated and please check out the other murals the LISA Project has produced in the city.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jaime-rojo-steven-harrington/shepard-fairey-mural_b_5719907.html?utm_hp_ref=arts

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The next stop of the international mural tour was the Big Apple.  The crew tackled windy conditions but still got the mural up in 3 days. Come see the We Own the Future mural at 161 Bowery on the Lower East Side in Manhattan.

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NYC GRAFFITI ARTISTS BLADE AND FREEDOM HIT LA THIS SATURDAY, AUG. 30 AT 7TH LETTER

New York graffiti legend BLADE is considered “The King of Graffiti” because by 1980, after painting 5,000 wildly creative trains, he stopped counting. Known and loved by the graffiti community, BLADE is not a myth but a crowned visionary who has painted a rich collection of artwork on the street and on canvas.  BLADE will be in LA signing his new book Blade: King of Graffiti, written by Chris Pape (aka FREEDOM) and the opening of his first LA solo show at 7th Letter on August 30th.

Recounting the highs and lows of BLADE’s career as a graffiti artist, the 250-page book is packed with vintage photos of his life and artwork.  The reader journeys through the parallels of the New York graffiti movement almost from its inception, moving to its glory years in the mid-1970s, when BLADE earned his title, and ending in the global art scene, where he remains a major presence.

FREEDOM will also show his works, The Rochester Series, a collection of 12” x 16” paintings on wooden panels, larger works on canvas, and traditional NYC wild style piece book drawings reinvented with added collage.

The Seventh Letter Flagship Store and Gallery
346 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, Ca 90036

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Cleon Peterson | Masters of War (Gold & Silver)

Masters of War by Cleon Peterson will be available for purchase next Tuesday, August 26th, 10am PST at BigCartel.com

Masters of War (Gold & Silver)
28 x 28″ hand pulled gold or silver screen print
Printed on 250gsm Arches Cover Black paper with deckled edges
Each print is a limited edition of 75
Signed and numbered

For more information: CleonPeterson.com

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