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Printed Matters x Dallas x the Public Trust

The Public Trust Presents
Printed Matters
Editioned Works By Shepard Fairey

Opening Reception:
Saturday, September 15, 2012 , 6-10 PM

September 15-October 20, 2012

The Public Trust is pleased to present Printed Matters, a solo exhibition featuring editioned work of renowned artist Shepard Fairey. Printed Matters, is a continuous series of exhibitions, which focuses on the importance of printed material in Fairey’s art. Each exhibition highlights this significance by incorporating a variety of Shepard’s printed material; including serigraphs on paper, editions on wood, editions on metal, and fine art collage; with new works added for each venue, making each Printed Matters exhibition a unique experience. Beginning in 2010, the Printed Matters concept was first presented in Los Angeles and its next installment will exhibit in Dallas, Texas at The Public Trust.  The exhibition will be on view from September 15-October 20, 2012.

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Courage Campaign Hosts Second Annual Spirit of Courage Awards

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

Thursday, September 20th
6 PM — VIP Reception and Arrivals
7-9 PM — General Reception

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NAILED – a group exhibition at Subliminal Projects

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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The Pickpocket

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!

-Shepard Fairey

Rollins Capitalism

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.

-Shepard Fairey

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.

Release date: 8/28/12 at a random time during the day (PST)
For more information about the tour check out  henryrollins.com for dates and locations.

Americana Box Set

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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Americana x Shepard Fairey x Perry Rubenstein Gallery

New Paintings by Shepard Fairey

Public Reception
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!

UPDATE: http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2012/08/27/shepard-fairey-celebrates-americana-with-jim-carrey-henry-rollins/

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Tom Morello vs Paul Ryan

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.



River Phoenix Center For Peacebuilding

The mission of the  River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding is to enrich the lives of individuals, families and communities by providing and promoting the best practices and principles of peacebuilding and global sustainability.
In carrying out it’s mission, RPCP is guided by the life, inspiration and activism of River Phoenix.    “If I have some celebrity, I hope I can use it to make a difference.  The true social reward is that I can speak my mind and share my thoughts about the environment and civilization itself.”
River Phoenix.
Please click here to learn more about the center and how you can support this great organization.
In loving memory, River Phoenix – August 23, 1970

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Jail Guitar Doors Pt. 1

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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