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Obey in Copenhagen Part 4

In late July of 2011, Shepard Fairey and his team headed to Copenhagen for a solo exhibition at the V1 Gallery. We decided to document the trip in hopes of capturing a behind the scenes look into the preparation for the show.

The show itself was a huge success but a lot of crazy stuff happened along the way. The videos are a very honest look at the highs and lows of the experience. This is part 4, the final episode.

OBEY COPENHAGEN PT. 4 from OBEY CLOTHING on

The Future is Unwritten x Robert Rauschenberg Foundation

The Future Is Unwritten was created for the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation’s inaugural “Artist as Activist” print project. The project champions Rauschenbergʼs legacy of using art as a vehicle for social change.  This year, proceeds from the “Artist as Activist” project will benefit the Coalition for the Homeless charity. The Coalition for the Homeless has provided housing, food, job training, crisis services, and children’s programs to thousands of New Yorkers since 1981. Together, the Foundation and the Coalition have selected Shepard Fairey to be this year’s “Artist as Activist.”

“I am honored to work with the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation both because I believe in the cause to fight homelessness and because I am a long time fan of Rauschenberg’s art and activism. Rauschenberg often used his art in support of social causes and I follow a similar model in my own art practice. I’m proud to be associated with Rauschenberg’s amazing legacy as an artist and activist.”   -Shepard Fairey

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Obey In Copenhagen Part 3

We followed Shepard around on his trip to Copenhagen for his solo show at V1 Gallery in August. The trip is documented in a 4 part series that will be released over the next few weeks. The videos include footage of the installations Shepard and the OBEY crew did, the show itself and afterparty as well as the controversy that surrounded the trip with commentary by Shepard.
-Steve Ternoski (Obey Clothing)

 

OBEY COPENHAGEN PT. 3 from OBEY CLOTHING on Vimeo.

MURAL UNVEILING & GROUP EXHIBITION 11/11/11

Madison Marquette and MK2 Projects will unveil an art mural completed by Shepard Fairey on November 11th, 2011.

Shepard Fairey designed and will be painting a 30ft high mural on the former Continental Graphic’s Building, newly renovated by Madison Marquette as ‘District La Brea’. The mural will stretch across the south end of the District La Brea Complex at La Brea Avenue and 2nd Street. A reception for the mural and Group Art Exhibition will take place on Friday 11/11 at MK2 Projects.

GROUP ART EXHIBITION – 161 S. La Brea Ave, 90036
OPENING RECEPTION – FRIDAY NOVEMBER 11, 2011, 7-10 PM

In conjunction with the District La Brea Mural, there will be a 2 week group art exhibition which will open on Friday November 11th featuring original artwork by: Shepard Fairey, Deedee Cheriel, Mercedes, Helnwein, Mark Whalen (Kill Pixie), Mel Kadel, Travis Millard, Matt Small, Samuel Lowder (FrePrs), Lezley Saar, Aiko Nakagawa,
Todd Carpenter and Steven R. Gilmore.

To attend the show you must RSVP : info@mkgallery.com

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Billy Al Bengston @ Subliminal Projects 11/11/11

Subliminal Projects is honored to present Billy Al Bengston w/ “Real Lite & Space,” and “Your New Home” and “Ed Ruscha”.

Please join us for an opening reception this Friday, 11-11-11 at 11am and  7-10pm.

STATEMENT BY THE ARTIST:

ON JAN. 25, 2011, KATIE PROPOSED I HAVE AN EXHIBITION AT SUBLIMINAL PROJECTS.  FOR A LONG TIME I HAVE BEEN CAPTIVATED ABOUT THE DATE OF NOVEMBER THE 11TH, 2011.  I LIKE A LOT OF ONES.  SHE AGREED. WE HAD MEETINGS TO ESTABLISH WHAT THE TOPIC OR THE STYLE OF THE SHOW WOULD BE.  SHE WAS ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT A GROUP OF PAINTINGS THAT I DID IN 2008.  I THINK THEY SORTA LOOK LIKE YOUR FUTURE PAD.  AND I THINK THEY’RE PRETTY.CONCURRENTLY, WE WILL SHOW MONOTYPES I MADE IN 1966. THEY ARE VERY LIGHT AND REFLECT ALOT OF SPACE. THE RUSCHA WILL BE A SURPRISE. UNDOUBTEDLY, I’LL DROP OTHER THINGS INTO THE MIX.PLEASE COME AND LET KATIE EXPLAIN IT TO YOU. HOPE YOU ENJOY IT.

SINCERELY, BILLY AL BENGSTON

For more info on Billy go here

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Shepard Interviewed at OccupyLA

Here’s a video of one of the interviews I did at Occupy LA. Campaign finance reform is a solution I discussed to decrease corporate influence in politics that made it into a different interview but not this one. To learn about an organization pushing for campaign finance reform and ending corrupt influence in congress, check out Rootstrikers.org. Thanks for caring.
-Shepard Fairey

David Flores x Obey Giant

My friend David Flores asked me to share a wall with him in downtown LA. David has been doing some great portraits and I added to his piece with some of my patterns to keep my contribution decorative and secondary to David’s portrait. I think they work well together. Check it out.
-Shepard

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Obey In Copenhagen Part 2

We followed Shepard around on his trip to Copenhagen for his solo show at V1 Gallery in August. The trip is documented in a 4 part series that will be released over the next 4 weeks. The videos include footage of the installations Shepard and the OBEY crew did, the show itself and afterparty as well as the controversy that surrounded the trip with commentary by Shepard.
-Steve Ternoski (Obey Clothing)

 

OBEY COPENHAGEN PT. 2 from OBEY CLOTHING on Vimeo.

Shepard Goes to #Occupywallstreet

My friend Russell wrote this great piece about his experience visiting Occupy Wall Street NY. Check it out here.

I had a similar experience here in LA when I went down to City Hall on Sat. I took a few handmade signs and some cookies, as well as my books for the library tent. People were very friendly. A guy named Jesse was hand screen printing “we are the 99%” bandanas and promptly offered me one. I did a couple short interviews in support of the Occupy movement. I talked about the importance of action beyond just voting, and how every effort makes a difference. I also shared my belief that campaign finance reform is the first step toward giving incentive to politicians to look out for the interests of the people before the corporations. There were a broad range of views about banking, the environment, war, veganism, the American dream, etc…displayed by the people and their signs. Some were more fringe or extreme than my beliefs, but people were very tolerant and generous in spirit. I found Occupy LA to be almost utopian, in dramatic contrast to the Tea Party, the other theoretically “populist” movement. Check it out and support if you can.
-Shepard Fairey

To learn about an organization pushing for campaign finance reform and ending corrupt influence in congress, check out Rootstrikers.org

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Art As A Weapon

Jeffery caught up with Shepard on a mural installation San Diego a few months ago.  Check out the trailer for this beautifully shot documentary he’s working on. Please join me in supporting the production of the film.  For more information please visit, Artasaweapon.info
- Shepard
Support Here:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/artasaweapon/art-as-a-weapon

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