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Printsonwood.com X Jeff Soto Release

My friend Derric Swinfard has started a site showcasing and selling artists’ work printed on wood. He is releasing a print by an artist I really like, Jeff Soto, on April 5. Check it out.

-Shepard

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Aung San Suu Kyi Victory in Burma

There have been jubilant scenes outside the headquarters of Burma’s National League for Democracy after the party declared its leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has won a parliamentary seat in byelections. It is a milestone for the Nobel laureate who has spent much of the past 20 years under house arrest, barred from involvement in the nation’s politics. ~The Guardian (UK)

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The long wait is over, Koch Brothers Exposed is here

Yesterday we had the World Premiere of our Koch Brothers Exposed documentary in New York City just a few miles from one of the Kochs many homes. Instead of keeping this film in theaters, we are making it available immediately on DVD with an Action Guide so that you can watch with family and friends then do something to make a difference.

Get the DVD now featuring expert interviews, investigative exposés, and extras about what these billionaire brothers are doing to our democracy. After you get the DVD please download the Action Guide which we have created with our partners Greenpeace, Campaign for America’s Future, NAACP, Democracy for America and Advancement Project.

We are up against a mega-rich foe with an elitist attitude. Charles Koch is credited as saying, “I just want my fair share, and that’s all of it”. We need your help to combat these billionaires actions. Sign up to hold a House Screening or go to the Screening page to attend one in your neighborhood. After watching, we encourage you to discuss the film with your family and friends then look through the Action Guide to decide on which actions you can agree to do. With your help we can start to reverse the damage that has been done.

Thank you for being a part of this movement. Together we can make sure that the 1% is not controlling our democracy.
Best,
Robert Greenwald

I invite you to join Koch Brothers Exposed on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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THE BLACK KEYS FAN CONTEST

I’ve liked The Black Keys since I first heard them several years ago. I’ve become an even bigger fan of the band since they released their latest 2 records…”Brothers” and “El Camino”, both of which are instant classics. I have always loved Classic Rock, Garage, Punk and Glam, genres that The Black Keys filter through their own sensibilities in an incredibly infectious way.  It was a great honor for me to get to make these two posters for their Madison Square Garden shows.  I look forward to seeing them at Coachella next month.

- Shepard

CONTEST DETAILS: 

Are you the biggest Black Keys fan?  Well here’s a chance for you to own a piece of The Black Keys history!  We’re looking for The Black Keys fan with the OLDEST ticket stubs!  Think you have the oldest stub?  What are you waiting for?  Tweet us a picture of yourself holding your stub and be entered to win a dually signed print by both Dan, Pat and Shepard!

MUST include hashtag #OBEYBlackkeys   HURRY – contest ends April 3, 2012 – 5pm PST.   Winner will be announced on April 6th via OBEY GIANT Facebook and Twitter.

GOOD LUCK!!!

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Tuesday’s Print release times

Tomorrow’s print release will occur at two separate times during the day.  Once in the morning between 10am and 12noon and once in the late afternoon between 3 and 5.  All times are Pacific Standard Time.   Good Luck!

 

All in for the 99%

Rebuild the Dream, MoveOn.org Civic Action,

Russell Simmons, Occupy the Dream and SEIU Present
ALL IN FOR THE 99%
Saturday, March 31, 2012
10:30AM – 6:00 PM

400 S. La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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The Autobiography of Johnny Ramone

The Ramones is one of my favorite bands.  The Johnny Ramones Autobiography is amazing.
Check it out I’m sure you’ll enjoy this book as much as I did.
-Shepard

 

Commando: The Autobiography of Johnny Ramone will be released in stores and online nationwide on April 2nd, 2012 from Abrams Image for $24.95 with pre-ordered copies available through the Johnny Ramone Army Online Store. E-book will be available on Kindle, iPad, Nook, Kobo and Sony Reader. Global demand for the book is already such that rights have been pre-sold in four different languages throughout Europe and Brazil with more soon to be announced.

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BYPASSING THE GATEKEEPERS

This new interview appears in PMc Magazine.  To learn about upcoming shows, future art history and gatekeepers read on!

A Conversation with SHEPARD FAIREY

Virtually every person in America now knows who Shepard Fairey is, or at least one work of his in particular. Thanks to his Obama “Hope” poster (and subsequent AP lawsuit), the artist transcended the art world spotlight, and was thrust into the home of the average American.

Being in the pocket that is the New York art world, I sometimes forget that probably up until the “Hope’ poster, most of America couldn’t tell the difference between graffiti and street art, and most likely didn’t care enough to. Street art as a movement has been barreling toward its peak, now being the subject of world class museum exhibitions, high ranking Sotheby’s and Christie’s auctions, and mimicry by the advertising industry. Everyone and their brother now “does street art,” if I had a dollar for every street artist I met, I’d be a rich lady.

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The Future Belongs to Soft Power

Jack Healy, the former director of Amnesty International and the co-founder of the Human Rights Action Center has written a great piece posted on the HuffPo. I think this MLK quote relates to it nicely. Check it out.-Shepard

Violence as a way of achieving racial justice is both impractical and immoral. It is impractical because it is a descending spiral ending in destruction for all. The old law of an eye for an eye leaves everybody blind. It is immoral because it seeks to humiliate the opponent rather than win his understanding; it seeks to annihilate rather than to convert. Violence is immoral because it thrives on hatred rather than love. It destroys a community and makes brotherhood impossible. It leaves society in monologue rather than dialogue. Violence ends by defeating itself. It creates bitterness in the survivors and brutality in the destroyers.    – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

 

MOCA FRESH Auction – March 24, 2012

Support MOCA at the 2012 FRESH Auction. You’ll have the opportunity to bid on hundreds of works by emerging and established artists, including John Baldessari, Joe Biel, Chaz Bojorquez, Shepard Fairey, Elliott Hundley, Liz Larner, William Leavitt, Faris McReynolds, Kim McCarty, Matt Mullican, Ed Moses, Catherine Opie, Sterling Ruby, Ed Ruscha, Cindy Sherman, and Rena Small. Enjoy music from a live band and L.A.–based DJ Mor Elian, drink, bid, and dig great art.

Bid now for “Dark Wave HPM” on Paddle8

FREE PUBLIC PREVIEWS

March 22, 11am–8pm

March 23, 11am–5pm

$85 in advance and $100 at the door

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