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Artist Shepard Fairey Invites LA Students to Collaborate in Campaign

Third Segment of Los Angeles Fund for Public Education’s Arts Matter Public Art Project hits the Streets in July.


LOS ANGELES–Artist Shepard Fairey is asking Los Angeles public school students tothink creatively.  In designing the third installment of the Los Angeles Fund for PublicEducation’s Arts Matter public art project, Fairey will create a design with inspirationfrom Los Angeles students. The resulting artwork will be displayed on city buses, billboards and other outdoor media throughout the month of July.

The request from Fairey, best known for his Obey Giant work and the 2008 “Hope” campaign image of Barack Obama, is being distributed by LAUSD teachers beginning today. Students are asked to “Use your imagination and express yourself,” and tell Fairey, “What the world looks like when you take away the things that limit you.” Students must reply by April 29, via Twitter (using hashtag #artsmatter to @LAFund), email, Facebook or by mail. Fairey will use the responses to inspire his final design.

 “Creativity is invaluable in student’s lives because it cultivates problem solving, boosts self-esteem, and promotes communication. Students want to express themselves and find their voices. Art and music are outlets that manifests differently for every individual which provide a perfect antidote for the frustrations of homogeny. Creativity fosters imagination and independence, but builds community at the same time.”-Shepard Fairey

TrustoCorp: “The Future is Blight” opening reception this SATURDAY!

LeBasse Projects is thrilled to announce the reemergence of guerilla art group TrustoCorp with a solo show of brand new work in “The Future is Blight”.  Known for their bold, unexpected artwork and on site installations of meticulously fabricated billboards, highly produced street and subway signs and complex sculptural objects, TrustoCorp seeks to point out the follies of contemporary society and politics.  The work is often entertaining and humorous, and always highlights timely, hard-hitting topics that unabashedly criticize and help draw attention to the ills of humanity.

Opening reception: Saturday, April 13th, 6-9pm.  Show runs April 13th – May 11th, 2013.

LeBasse Projects, 6023 Washington Blvd.,  Culver City, CA 90232.  [email protected], 310-558-0200.  www.lebasseprojects.com

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Gary Baseman’s House Party x Shepard Fairey

Gary Baseman makes great art and has been a friend and inspiration for several years, so I was excited when he asked me to DJ and do a collaborative print for his Skirball Museum exhibition. Keep your eyes and ears open if you don’t want to miss the multi-dimensional sensory awesomeness of what’s in store!

Click here to view the flyer.

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A message from Shepard Fairey and Antonino D’Ambrosio

Margaret Thatcher died today.  Here’s an excerpt from Antonino’s essay For, Not Against from his book Let Fury Have the Hour featuring original cover design and art throughout by Shepard. To get the real story see Antonino’s Let Fury Have the Hour featuring original art, titles and a thoughtful interview from Shepard. See it on iTunes now.

A moment. May 4, 1979. Retrograde. Margaret Thatcher is prime minister of England. Her first remarks are borrowed from the prayer of Saint Francis: “Where there is discord, may we bring harmony. Where there is error, may we bring truth. Where there is doubt, may we bring faith. And where there is despair, may we bring hope.” Thatcher’s decade in office was a consistent contradiction of this initial statement. A truer story is told by flipping each sentence: Where there is harmony, may we bring discord. Where there is truth, may we bring error. Where there is faith, may we bring doubt. And where there is hope, may we bring despair. “Society doesn’t exist,” Thatcher said. There are only individuals. We are unequal and we all have the right to be unequal. “Thank heavens,” Thatcher exhaled in relief. Against.   Read more


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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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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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!

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


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!

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