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REMINDER: BOB Marley Photo show opening and print release this Friday!

Don’t forget this Friday would be Bob Marley’s 70th birthday. Come celebrate at the opening of Dennis Morris’s Bob Marley photo show “Revolutionary Dreams,” at Known Gallery in Los Angeles. Get there early for a special limited edition signed collaborative print I did with Dennis. As always, thanks for the support!

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Take action against the Senate’s treacherous Keystone XL pipeline approval now!

I know I sound like a broken record, but until there is campaign finance reform, many members of congress will put the interests of their most powerful donors ahead of the well being of their constituents and the environment. Please read below and support counter-measures!
-Shepard

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Bob Marley | Slave Driver

This Friday, Feb 6. check out the Dennis Morris Bob Marley show “Revolutionary Dreams,” celebrating what would be Bob’s 70th birthday, opening at Known Gallery.  I created a Bob Marley print based on one of Dennis’s photos for this show, that will be for sale there with  a limited number to be released on our website on the following Tuesday.  The Bob Marley print is an edition of 500.  Hope to see you there!
-Shepard

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Peace & Justice – Haiti | 2nd release

We originally released 200 of this print to benefit Artists for Peace and Justice (APJ) with the other 200 to be sold through their channels. Since APJ don’t feel they have adequate infrastructure to do print fulfillment, we are selling the other 200 for them. Support a great organization doing important work in Haiti.
-Shepard

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CHECK OUT SHEPARD’S CAMEO ON PORTLANDIA THURS. JAN. 29 on IFC!

I’m a big fan of Portlandia, Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen’s comedy show based on poking fun at the idiosyncrasies of bohemian Portland Oregon, so I was very excited when they asked me to do a cameo. I’ve spent a bit of time and done a few art shows in Portland, so I know where Portlandia finds its inspiration. In fact, the part I play, a jaded art store employee, was set in the exact art store where I bought my art supplies while staying in Portland for a stint a few summers ago. I’m no actor, but this part, along with maybe “jaded art student” or “jaded skate shop employee,” are the closest I’ll ever get to method acting. Fred and Carrie are a blast to hang out with and made the whole experience a lot of fun for me. Here’s a clip from the segment, but you can catch the full episode Thurs. night on IFC.
-Shepard

Portlandia airs Thursdays at 10pm EST on IFC

Click HERE to watch the video clip!

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PATTERN OF CORRUPTION

Cleon Peterson and I recently collaborated on a mural in Miami’s Wynwood district and were happy enough with the end result to decide to make some limited edition screen prints inspired by the mural. Cleon and I both deal with the persistent themes of the fragility of society, human savagery, and corruption in our work. The image has a dichotomy in its hypnotic classical floral pattern with sinister elements woven into it, which caution the viewer to look deeper than an appealing surface presentation.
-Shepard

18 x 24 inch screen print.  Signed by Shepard Fairey and Cleon Peterson.  Numbered editions of 150.  3 colorways available:  Black/White, Gold/Black and Blue/White.  All sets are $120.  Purchase limit is 1 set per person/household only.  Choose your color!  If you purchase more than one set you will be refunded for your last order(s) and we will ship your first order.

Release date: January 27, 2015 at a random time between 10am and 12noon PST in PRINTS

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Interpol Premiere New Music Video / Shepard designs album cover for upcoming 7″

Check out the premiere of Interpol’s new music video for the single “Everything Is Wrong,” directed by Paul Banks!

Be on the lookout on Record Store Day this April 18 for the release of the “Everything Is Wrong” 7-inch featuring a B-side “What is What” and album artwork by Shepard. This is a continuation of the collaboration that began with Shepard’s “El Pintor” inspired mural in Williamsburg, Brooklyn last fall.

More details and tour dates available HERE.

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DENNIS MORRIS: THE BOLLOCKS – A PHOTO ESSAY OF THE SEX PISTOLS | Deluxe edition

My friend, photographer Dennis Morris, recently released an extraordinary hand-made box set of a limited large format version of his Sex Pistols book “The Bollocks”. The box also includes two beautiful signed photographic prints which are worth more alone than the price of the set. The whole box set is awesome and I wrote an essay for the book too, so you’d be foolish to pass on this one!
-Shepard

Deluxe Artist Edition: 200.  Custom constructed wood box with stenciled lid 20 x 14 x 1 inches.  Two Prints on Kodak Endura Metallic photo paper (Silver)—signed/numbered, 18 x 12 inches presented in archival PVC sleeves.

A limited number are on sale now in Collectibles.

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Billy Idol | Kings and Queens of the Underground

I have been fortunate to work with Billy Idol on several creative projects including his “Devil’s Playground” album package and his “Idolize Yourself” greatest hits package. Billy invited me once again to help with the art for his most recent album “Kings & Queens of the Underground.” Billy played the record for me and I was impressed with the stylistic range and especially loved the songs “Can’t Break Me Down,” “Save Me Now,” and “Whiskey and Pills.” I asked my friend, photographer Michael Muller (with whom I’d collaborated on the “Walk the Line” movie poster), to shoot the portraits for the package and he did a great job. I’m happy with the way the album package turned out, and as part of the project I was able to make an illustration of Billy based on one of Michael’s portraits, which I incorporated into this poster to accompany the “Kings & Queens of the Underground” album and tour. I’m very happy with how the poster turned out. On a side note, the “Kings & Queens of the Underground” album is heavily autobiographical because Billy was simultaneously working on his autobiography entitled “Dancing With Myself.” I’ve had the privilege of hearing amazing stories from Billy about his days in the London punk scene seeing the Sex Pistols, forming Generation X, and then moving to NY to go solo. His book tells all of these stories in an amazingly vivid and evocative style. Billy is a superb writer and I’d recommend the book for any fan of rebel music and personal creative evolution. Billy puts on an unbelievably energetic and charismatic live show, so check him out on tour if you have the chance. Oh, Steve Stevens, Billy’s guitarist and long-time collaborator is an absolute shredder. They shouldn’t be missed.
-Shepard

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Check out The Bundle Feat. Shepard, Russell Brand and Amanda Palmer!

My friend, and two time Sundance winner, Ondi Timoner is releasing a bundle of three film shorts as part of her Chief Executive Artist series. I happen to be one of the subjects along with two friends, Russell Brand and Amanda Palmer. All of the shorts are great and a portion of the money goes to charity. By purchasing this bundle you’ll be entertained and inspired while supporting indie filmmaking and good causes!
-Shepard

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