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Skate Deck Release X Jim Muir Skateboarding Hall of Fame Induction

To  celebrate Jim Muir’s induction into The National Skateboarding Hall of Fame will be releasing our remaining stock of Collaboration Skate Decks along with a few new colorways Thursday May 15th at 10am in Collectibles .   Click here for images and details.

My friend Jim Muir is being inducted into The National Skateboarding Hall of Fame alongside legends Steve Olson, Lance Mountain, and Natas Kaupas.  I started skateboarding and listening to punk rock 30 years ago.  I’ve been a Dogtown fan for a long time and I vividly remember the Muir brothers featured together in Thrasher Magazine in the 80’s.  In 2009 my friend Glen E. Friedman let me know about Jim’s accident and neck injury and asked if I’d collaborate with him on a portrait of Jim to raise money for his medical expenses.  Jim later asked if I’d be interested in putting the art I’d made based on Glen’s photo on a run of boards and of course I loved the idea.  Jim did an amazing job selecting the wood, building the shapes, airbrushing, hand screening, and lacquering the boards.  The boards are all signed by Jim, Glen, and me.  I’m very proud and grateful to be a part of this project.  Congrats to Jim and the entire 2014 class of Skateboard Hall of Famers!

-Shepard

“Skateboarding opened the world up to me. Through it I have enjoyed a world of community and relationships that continue today. It is a great honor to be recognized by your peers and be Inducted into The Skateboarding Hall Of Fame 2014 class. To be included with my friends Steve Olson, Lance Mountain, and Natas Kaupas in the 2014 Induction is a recognition to celebrate and give homage to my fellow 2014 Hall of Famers!”

- Jim “Red Dog” Muir

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Art Truancy: Celebrating 20 Years of Juxtapoz Magazine

Jonathan LeVine Gallery is pleased to present Art Truancy, a group exhibition celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Juxtapoz Magazine. The exhibition will take place in both locations of Jonathan LeVine Gallery (557C W 23rd Street and 529 W 20th Street) in Chelsea, and will feature works by Shepard and more than forty other artists, including: Alex Gross, Alex Pardee, Andrew Schoultz, Brett Amory, Camille Rose Garcia, Chloe Early, Conor Harrington, Doze Green, Faile, Jeremy Fish, Marion Peck, Mark Ryden, Maya Hayuk, Miss Van, Neckface, Parra, Pushead, Robert Williams, Saner, Seonna Hong, Swoon, Thomas Campbell, Todd James, Todd Schorr, and many more.

If you’re in New York, go check out Shepard’s piece alongside all the other amazing works!

Group Exhibition
May 15—June 14, 2014

Public Opening Reception: Thursday, May 15, 2014
557C West 23rd Street: 6—8pm
529 West 20th Street: 7—9pm

More information here

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Bob Marley: Giant – Documentary

My friend and collaborator, photographer Dennis Morris, gives a great behind-the scenes explanation of his photographs of Bob Marley in his recent  BOB MARLEY: GIANT show. Hearing the inside stories on these iconic photos is fantastic. Dennis was also kind enough to reflect on the painting I made of Bob based on one of his images, Check it out!       -Shepard

Stephen Zeigler and the Indian Alley wall

Stephen Zeigler is the curator behind the Indian Alley wall and several other great downtown LA projects. Check out this article about him.
-Shepard

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Punk the Capital, Straight from Washington D.C. Documentary

Please support “Punk the Capital, Straight from Washington D.C.” a film by Paul Bishow and James Schneider.  This documentary explores how punk took hold in Washington D.C., from 1976 through the hardcore explosion of the early 1980s and these guys are raising money through their Kickstarter campaign.  D.C. hardcore was big for me – Minor Threat, Bad Brains, G.I., Scream, and Beefeater.

Paul and James started this project back in 2000 and I hope you can pledge to their campaign to help make this documentary a reality.  Any amount helps. Your contribution will help to preserve and share a wide range of archives including film, video, audio, flyers, zines, photos and other ephemera.  You can find out more and contribute here
-Shepard


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OFF! TEE!

We made some very limited edition tees for OFF! based on my “Learn to Obey” 7″ cover art to support their tour.  We also made a few to sell on ObeyClothing.com. Get ‘em while you can.. and listen to OFF!!!!!!

-Shepard

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Shepard Fairey Will Curate a Massive Art Show During Lollapalooza

As reported by Complex.com today:

The roster has been announced and you are already planning your outfits and transportation to Lollapalooza this summer, but you may want to rework your schedule after reading this news. Shepard Fairey has announced that he will be curating an art show to coincide with the events of the music festival, and according to the Chicago Tribune, it’s going to be a big one.

Entitled “Art Alliance: The Provocateurs,” the show will feature the work of street artists as well as illustrators and poster artists and will be held inside a 25,000-square-foot building. Futura 2000, Eric Haze, InvaderMark MothersbaughGary PanterRyan McGinness, DzineWinston SmithCamille Rose GarciaFAILE and RETNA have all been confirmed for the show with others to be announced in the near future. “A lot of the creatives we bring in and a lot of the audience who comes in, they’re thirsty for more cultural stuff,” says Charlie Walker, co-founder of the C3 company that promotes Lollapalooza and a marketing partner in the Art Alliance show. “They want other things to do while they’re in town, and we’d like to diversify — it’s just a natural fit.”

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Indigenous #WaveOfAction Invokes the Sacred

“The connection between the human beings here and the identification of the interconnectedness is like the tide rolling in: one wave after another of this new understanding rolling ashore.” – Casey Camp, Ponca Nation… (Read More)

The unveiling of the new #WaveOfAction organizing network on Tuesday’s call went very well. Thank you to all of you who were on it. We’ve already had many people jump right in and set up their virtual camp. Response has been very positive!

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Mayday! The Government is Broken

We all know this democracy is in distress. It’s time to send an urgent signal that we can fix it.

Today we’re launching a SuperPAC to end all SuperPACs. It’s called the Citizens SuperPAC, and it’s only going to succeed if you support it. The video below will explain the plan, and you can also head over to MayOne.US to learn more.

Mayday PAC Launch from lessig on Vimeo.

 

We still have the power to fix our democracy. And we will, if you help.

Join the Citizens SuperPAC.

Then share this message on Twitter and Facebook.

SHEPARD FAIREY ANNOUNCES “ART ALLIANCE: THE PROVOCATUERS” ART SHOW ALONGSIDE LOLLAPALOOZA 2014

From Complex.com

As reported in the Chicago Tribune, today Shepard Fairey announced “Art Alliance: The Provacatuers” – “a big, thoughtfully curated art show” alongside Lollapalooza in Chicago this summer.

“Art Alliance” — part of a marketing partnership between C3 Presents, the Texas-based promoter of Lollapalooza, and Fairey, whose iconic “Hope” portraits of Barack Obama remain as memorable as his Andre the Giant-stamped “Obey” images — will dominate a sizable portion of the 25,000-square-foot building on North State Street.

It will run from July 31 to Aug. 4, concurrent with the music festival (but a separate ticketed event).

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