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Remembering my trip to Paris in 2009 when I worked on this mural with my team for Foundation Cartier, in conjunction with their exhibition, "Born in the Streets." I'm excited to be back in France next month! In celebration of #FACINGTHEGIANT #OBEYGIANT30TH, I'll be in Paris for my exhibition with @galerie_itinerrance on June 22nd. Prior to that, I'll be at the @grenoblestreetartfest with an exhibition opening June 5 and reception on June 13, and also taking a quick trip to @beyondthestreetsart NYC on June 21. More to come, stay tuned! - Shepard⠀ 📷: @jonathanfurlong???
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DEFEND DIGNITY AVAILABLE TUESDAY, MAY 28TH!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣⠀⁣⠀⠀⠀ In 2017 I worked with Aaron Huey of @amplifierart and several other artists for a series called WE THE PEOPLE; an effort meant to champion an appreciation for ethnic, cultural, and religious diversity. On Inauguration Day, people across the Capital carried our WE THE PEOPLE posters into the streets, hung them up in windows, or pasted them onto walls. We continued to see this movement throughout several other rallies around the world that year, including the Women's March in 2017. This "Defend Dignity" piece is one of three that I created for the original series. For this image, I collaborated with photographer Arlene Mejorado to create a portrait of Maribel Valdez Gonzalez as a symbol of hope and humanity.⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣⠀⁣⠀⠀⠀ In celebration of #FACINGTHEGIANT #OBEYGIANT30TH, I am releasing this "Defend Dignity" piece as a 30 x 41-inch fine art print on custom paper. If you weren't able to get your hands on this print in 2017, now is your chance! A portion of proceeds will benefit Espacio Migrante, a bi-national non-profit organization that works in the areas of Tijuana and San Diego, focusing on supporting migrants, refugees, and deportees.⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣⠀⁣⠀⠀⠀ We the People need to come together under a new symbol of hope— one that reminds us that OUR America is one of equal humanity, and does not demean or discriminate. We need you to help us take back this narrative. We don't have any one easy solution, but we do know this: we must be greater than fear, we must defend dignity, and we must protect each other. Take this art in your hands and start now.⠀⠀ - Shepard⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣⠀⁣⠀⠀⠀ Defend Dignity. Serigraph on 100% Cotton Custom Archival Paper with hand-deckled edges. 30 x 41 inches. Signed by Shepard Fairey. Numbered edition of 89. $900. Available Tuesday, May 28th @ 10 AM PDT at store.obeygiant.com/collections/prints. Max order: 1 per customer/household. *Orders are not guaranteed as demand is high and inventory is limited.* Multiple orders will be refunded. International customers are responsible for import fees due upon delivery.⁣
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Facing the Giant: Three Decades of Dissent highlights both the continuity and evolution of my art and concepts over the last 30 years. "Facing the Giant" refers to my original "Andre the Giant Has a Posse" stickers, but more so the giant issues, the giant monolithic systems in place that I continue to confront through my OBEY GIANT campaign. Head over to my #IGTV to watch the full clip of Part 1 of my video series. Launched in collaboration with @Juxtapozmag, filmed and produced by @chopemdownfilms! Song by @nightshapess
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PRINT & DESTROY OFFSETS AVAILABLE THIS THURSDAY, MAY 23RD!⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣⠀ The title “Print & Destroy” is a nod to the phrase “Skate and Destroy” coined by C.R. Stecyk. Street art and skateboarding share a lot of the same rebellious energy.⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣⠀ I’m a product of the era of mass production, and the mass culture printing has created. I can’t imagine my art practice without the influence of, and the use of, printing. Some of my biggest art influences were not paintings but printed things like album covers, skateboard graphics, punk flyers, and t-shirt designs.⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣⠀ The printing press began the democratization of art, and I have used printed posters to spread my artwork and messages in public spaces as well as keep my art affordable by printing multiples.⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣⠀ I believe in art as a part of public dialogue, and my Obey Giant street art campaign aspires to arrest visually and provoke intellectually by using printed posters in competition with commercial advertising.⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣⠀ Some people say print will be wiped out by digital media, but I say you can never replace the provocative, tactile experience of a print on the street or in a gallery. Printing still matters. - Shepard⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣⠀ Print & Destroy. Offset lithograph on cream Speckletone paper. Open edition. 24 x 36 inches. Signed by Shepard Fairey. $35. Available Thursday, May 23rd @ 10 AM PDT at store.obeygiant.com/collections/prints. International customers are responsible for import fees due upon delivery.⁣
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I’m excited to bring “Facing the Giant: Three Decades of Dissent” to Brooklyn with @beyondthestreetsart in New York. Beyond The Streets is the premier exhibition of graffiti, street art, and beyond. I will have a large footprint at the show opening June 21st. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This exhibition for me is a reflection, not a retrospective, because I’m still very actively creating new art, but I like the idea of highlighting both the continuity and evolution of my art and concepts over 30 years. I want the body of work to show it is possible to marry art and social-commentary in ways that are playful, agitational, humorous, seductive, graphically potent, and sometimes even beautiful. Art is emotional and evocative, so just as a musician might combine a beautiful melody or driving beat with provocative lyrics in a song, I’m trying to combine the emotional and intellectual in my art. Also, I hope the art demonstrates that it is possible to make art accessible and democratic without pandering to the lowest common denominator. Thank you to everyone who’s ever supported me and my art over the years. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Stay tuned for more information about Beyond The Streets and Facing the Giant, coming soon! - Shepard Visit: beyondthestreets.com and follow @beyondthestreetsart for more info. #beyondthestreets #FACINGTHEGIANT #OBEYGIANT30TH #obey #obeygiant #shepardfairey
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I’m proud of this Maya Angelou mural "Maya Angelou Rise Above,” which I just finished on Friday evening, and I was excited to be asked to paint at Dr. Maya Angelou Community High School for several reasons. First, I think the power and value of art should be emphasized wherever possible, but especially at a high school where young people are developing their world views and are still idealistically searching for the right paths forward. Second, I have been a fan of Maya Angelou’s writing since I read “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” in my 20’s, and I think she is an excellent example of using creativity to overcome adversity and express yourself on your own terms. Maya Angelou is a role model as a thinker, creator, and social-justice warrior. She has an incredible number of great quotes, but I chose “Hate has created a lot of problems in the world, but has not solved one yet” because we are living in a moment politically when many people seem to be choosing hate over compassion, but also because I think the quote is a good message for a high school. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣⠀⁣⠀⠀ The mural is a big one, and the wall surface is pretty rough, so it was hard work for me and my crew of Dan Flores, Nic Bowers, Luka Densmore, Rob Zagula and Keya Tama, but we completed the mural in four days despite some strong winds. Thank you to the staff from Dr. Maya Angelou Community High School, LAUSD, and Warren Brand and his @brandedarts crew, who were extremely helpful and great to work with. A bunch of other talented artists painted at the school too, so check it out if you can.⠀ - Shepard
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I often get criticism for being part of the capitalistic society, but sometimes these things help fund projects that I care about deeply, like supporting emerging artists and supporting female artists. I'm pleased to present the upcoming show at my gallery, Subliminal Projects: #OBLIVION, a debut solo exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist and musician Hannah Hooper @ladygrouplove. After a decade of performing as the front-woman and art director of @grouplove, Hooper honors her less-known, visual talents with OBLIVION. The exhibition features a series of delicate line-drawings and large-scale paintings on canvas, along with sketches and renderings that are used as visual notes in color and composition, in preparation for her finished works. In conjunction with the opening, an edition of 100 silkscreen prints individually hand-embellished by Hooper will be available, as well as a special surprise performance at the gallery. If you're in LA, you don't want to miss this! Visit the link in bio to RSVP to the opening reception on June 8th, and be sure to follow @subliminalprojects for more info. - Shepard⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣⠀ #subliminalprojects #hannahhooper #grouplove #obey #obeygiant #shepardfairey
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"Facing the Giant: 3 Decades of Dissent" is launching with a series of 30 prints from the last 30 years of the OBEY GIANT art campaign by Shepard Fairey. The first print is "Bias by Numbers," launching on 5/21! Due to high demand, we’re hosting a LOTTERY. In celebration of #OBEYGIANT30TH, 10 winners will get an opportunity to purchase the print before it sells out. Submit your e-mail address by 12 AM @ Fri. 5/17 to enter. Winners will be chosen at random & notified via email. Visit the link in bio for full print details, lottery entry & more. Good luck!⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣⠀⁣⠀⠀ For much of my career I only made 18 x 24-inch screen prints of my images, so for this series I created 30 x 41-inch fine art prints on custom paper. This series is the first time many of these images are available as nicer art pieces. It’s been fun to revisit older images utilizing the broader palette of techniques I've developed over the years. To kick things off, I'll be starting by releasing newer images and spanning back to some art that hasn't been seen for a while.⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣⠀⁣⠀⠀ I chose "Bias by Numbers" as an important piece that features an intersection of abuse of authority by police and racism. In it I am addressing racial bias in policing, criminal justice, and media culture. Black people are 5 times more likely to be stopped and searched than white people, and 4 times more likely to be subjected to unnecessary use of force, or 4 times more likely to be killed by the police when unarmed. The stats revealing racial bias in prosecution/sentencing are also compelling. Convictions for drug possession are almost 6 times higher for blacks and African Americans are incarcerated at more than 5 times the rate of whites.⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣⠀⁣⠀⠀ Media characterizations of black protesters use words like "agitators," “thugs," or "hoodlums,” whereas white protesters are "exercising free speech" or "expressing their convictions" and "showing what democracy looks like." I hope this art doesn't only appeal visually but allows viewers to look at the layers of information and facts and think about how to make positive changes to patterns of injustice. A portion of proceeds will go to Black Lives Matter.-S
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You can now find my art on billboards in Detroit throughout the month of May! When it came to this installation, I knew that I wanted to tap into the tremendous diversity and growth of the city and bring it to life in meaningful locations. Detroit has a long history of pushing the limits in music and art, and through this partnership with OUTFRONT Media, my team and I were able to not only capture the same fire and fight Detroit embodies, but also empower Detroiters to see graphic art as a meaningful part of the cityscape. I hope that these billboards inspire meaningful conversations and actions within the community. Thank you @outfrontmediausa for the amazing opportunity and giving my art a unique platform across the city. - Shepard
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If you're in #LosAngeles, don't miss out on @werise_la this weekend! #WERISELA is a 10-day pop-up experience that brings together LA's community through various programming, performances, workshops, and a world-class art exhibition that promotes mental health awareness. I was honored to be a judge on the panel for the upcoming art show. Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all artists who submitted their work to the open call! Here is my "Art Maison Lotus" piece, which is part of the exhibition. Join me and hundreds of artists, athletes, and activists in the fight to make mental health a civil right! Visit the link in bio for more details, see you there! - Shepard ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Art Maison Lotus, 2018 Mixed Media (Stencil, Silkscreen, and Collage) on Paper 44 x 60 inches ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #obey #obeygiant #shepardfairey #mentalhealthawarenessmonth #mentalhealth #civilrights #la
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I chose the name "Facing the Giant: Three Decades of Dissent" for my #OBEYGIANT30TH body of work - reflecting on thirty years of my art in the streets and everywhere else. It all began with an absurd sticker of Andre The Giant that was a happy accident, so there's a giant in the original sticker which evolved into an exploration of control, questioning control, questioning the giant monolithic forces that we are all subjected to. Stay tuned for the full video to learn more, launching soon with @juxtapozmag, created in collaboration with @chopemdownfilms! - Shepard ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #FACINGTHEGIANT #obey #obeygiant #shepardfairey Song by @nightshapess
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I'm excited for the new L7 record "Scatter The Rats" that is out now on Blackheart Records. It's hard to believe it's been 20 years since their last album, but they are still just as heavy and riffy as ever. Here's a shot from last week's release party and performance in LA where I got to hang with Donita Sparks and Lydia Lunch amongst others. Check out L7's full discography at your local record store or stream it now! - Shepard
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I'm excited to be one of 30 artists who is painting a series of murals around the campus of the Dr. Maya Angelou Community High School in South LA this month! With hopes to promote arts in school, this project founded by @brandedarts aims to send a positive message to the youth. Our goal is to create murals that will fit within the cultural context of the community and the ideals of #DrMayaAngelou. The school's gymnasium is transforming into a gallery exhibition featuring more than 50 artists as well as artwork from the students. Thank you @brandedarts for continuing to facilitate the importance of art in educational systems. If you're in #LosAngeles, be sure to check out the festival next week! Visit the link in bio for more info. - Shepard
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The Sex Pistols changed my life when I discovered them in 1984. Their music alone made my arm hairs stand up, but their image and attitude were just as important and powerful. The member of the Sex Pistols who most epitomized the punk image for me was Sid Vicious. Sid self-destructed young and with punk’s slogans like “No Future” and “Live Fast, Die Young,” Sid was everything the Superman, anti-hero, or cliché, of a nihilistic movement called for. Sid only actually played on two songs on Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s The Sex Pistols, but his vocals kick ass on "C’mon Everybody," "Somethin’ Else," and "My Way." Sid remains one of punk’s most enduring icons even if he is a classic example of style over substance. I was a sucker for Sid’s image as a teenager, and I still am, even though I see him as less “cool” and more tragic and cautionary these days. I have made many images of Sid over the years, and I thought I had retired him as a subject until Dennis Morris - the photographer of the most intimate and iconic shots of Sid -approached me about a collaboration. Dennis’ archive provided an amazing treasure trove of Sid images to work from in creating the paintings and prints in the “Superman Is Dead” show at my gallery, @subliminalprojects in 2013. I’m so glad I got to do Dennis’ Sid images “My Way!" I can now retire Sid as a subject. I’ve worked with the best, I can skip the rest. – Shepard ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #HappyBirthday #SidVicious #obey #obeygiant #shepardfairey
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Here's a shot of my "No Future" mural that I completed in Berlin back in 2017 for a project with @urbannationberlin. The text in German translates to "No Future for Apathy! Ignorance! Sexism! Xenophobia! Racism!” Thanks for the great photo, @panov_dv! - Shepard
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I have been looking back through art and photos from my 30 year history as I work on the art for my “Facing the Giant: Three Decades of Dissent” show and I was inspired to make a painting and print inspired by a photo I took of a “Hello My Name Is” paste-up I did in SOHO NYC back in early 1996. At that time I was still living in Providence, R.I. running my screen printing studio, barely scraping by financially. I was desperately trying to survive but also kept putting my imagery up in the streets. I had recently fallen in love with Russian Constructivist design, which along with Barbara Kruger’s art, and much of American advertising, used primarily red, black, and white, so I began designing in those colors to keep my art cost-effective and visually cohesive. I was screen printing posters in red and black ink on white paper, but I was ecstatic when a friend and ‘zine maker Ben Woodward taught me how to rig the copiers at Kinko’s (now known as FedEx Office) with a paperclip to yield free copies. The Kinko’s near my apartment in Providence had copiers with a red toner cartridge AND a black toner cartridge… meaning that I could make 11x17 inch red and black mini-posters free if I was stealth about it. The “Hello My Name Is” paste-up in this print is one of those 11x17 copies and was inspired by the pervasive use of “Hello My Name Is” stickers with tags on them by graffiti writers. I loved all the graffiti and stickers in NYC, so this paste-up was a tribute to that world and one of my last images using the O.G. Giant face as I was transitioning to the Icon Face and Star as my main iconography. I threw a couple of other early images of mine in for extra texture and flavor. - Shepard⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ Hello My Name Is. Screenprint on cream Speckletone paper. 18 x 24 inches. Signed by Shepard Fairey. Numbered edition of 550. $45. Available Thursday, May 9th @ 10 AM PDT at store.obeygiant.com/collections/prints. Max order: 1 per customer/household. *Orders are not guaranteed as demand is high and inventory is limited.* Multiple orders will be refunded. International customers are responsible for import fees due upon delivery.⁣
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Since 1989 I've always called my art practice a "campaign." The main reason is that I've always looked at what I'm doing as a template for empowerment; a DIY case study in a sense, that the tools I'm using are stencils, stickers, and now digital tools which didn't exist when I began to take my campaign viral. I want to demonstrate to people that even though they might not have a lot of resources, they are not powerless. There are tools that you can use on a budget. Even if you are not going to become a street artist or a visual artist, you can look at some of the principles that I use and see how they could apply to what makes sense in your own life. So I look at this as a campaign to unlock people's power to have them empower themselves. Here's a look at some of the tools I'm currently using for #FACINGTHEGIANT #OBEYGIANT30TH… ???⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I'm looking forward to showing everyone the completed works. Stay tuned! - Shepard
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Here's a throwback to the Obey Zapatista Woman portrait I created in 2005. I've created several portraits in the past inspired by the Zapatistas of Chiapas Mexico also known as the EZLN, who are an inspiration to me for their stance against injustice in the Chiapas region. - Shepard⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ From the Archives: ⁣ Obey Zapatista Woman, 2005⁣ Spray paint collage and screen print on paper⁣ 30 x 44”⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ #obey #obeygiant #shepardfairey #throwback #zapatista
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Though Keith Haring died only two years after I started making street art, his art and practice had already had a profound impact on me. Haring demonstrated that one could create art on the street that differed from the more pervasive lettering-based graffiti. Haring believed "the public has a right to art" and this philosophy informed his populist approach to spreading his art and messages. He pursued his art with a deeply personal vision, but also as a champion of social justice and a belief in the interconnectedness of humanity. Haring also showed me that the same artists could not only affect people on the streets, they could also put their art on T-shirts and record covers, as well as have their work respected, displayed, and sold as fine art. Inspired by Keith Haring's achievements, I pursued my art career with the optimism that my goals could be attained. Being a kindred spirit from the next generation, I was honored to write the foreword for the Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition of Keith Haring Journals in 2010. These journals reveal a plethora of his ideas, emotions, and experiences, and provide a unique window into his profound nature. Be sure to check it out if you haven't already. - Shepard⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣⠀⁣ #KeithHaring #birthday #obey #obeygiant #shepardfairey #keithharingjournals
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I admire Ai Weiwei for his art and his activism. His art is beautiful in form, and in function embodies the principles of populism and social consciousness I aspire to in my own practice. I created this portrait in 2014 as a tribute to Ai Weiwei’s art, his courage to be outspoken, and in support of his ongoing political struggle with the Chinese government. – Shepard ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ From the archives: Ai Weiwei x Cost of Expression, 2014 Screenprint 18 x 24 inches Project in collaboration with Friends of Ai Weiwei and Pace Prints @paceprints Reference Photograph by Gao Yuan, 2010 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #AsianPacificAmericanHeritageMonth #APAHM #AiWeiwei #obey #obeygiant #shepardfairey
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Traditional art never inspired me to become an artist when I was younger. What made a more profound impact on me as a kid and on my practice for the last 30 years were things like cool punk rock t-shirts, album packages, and skateboard graphics. In high school, I started making my own t-shirts or finding t-shirts that were hard to find that represented the culture. So even though this was before @obeyclothing technically existed, t-shirts and clothes have always been an extension of my art practice. Making a t-shirt is a way for me to connect with a broader audience than making a fine art painting. Things have evolved, and the line has grown to incorporate a lot of what's happening in street and youth culture, but I still get the same satisfaction from making t-shirt graphics. Everybody has to get up in the morning and decide what they're going to put on, and I think that can be shallow or it can be meaningful. I try to make t-shirts that I hope appeal the way clothes appeal, but frequently something a little deeper to say. Here are my summer 2019 t-shirt designs which are now available on obeyclothing.com, visit the link in bio to shop the new collection! - Shepard
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#MayDay is a celebration of spring and the rebirth it represents, meanwhile it's also observed in many countries as #InternationalWorkersDay or Labor Day - a day of political demonstrations and celebrations coordinated by unions and socialist groups. “Mayday” is also the distress signal used by pilots, police and firefighters in times of emergency. This Spring, it's time for new activist movements to bloom. We need to respect the working people who are the engine of society, and we need a distress signal to wake us all up if the signals haven’t woken us up already. If we stay silent, there's no hope, but if we make noise and put our ideas out there, we can make a change! - Shepard
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I'm currently in the studio working with my assistants on #FACINGTHEGIANT #OBEYGIANT30TH... watch the process as we remove gold foil from a retired stencil. - Shepard⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ #obey #obeygiant #shepardfairey #bts
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I donated my “Peace Dove” fine art piece to @100pieces’ 4th show at Steelhead in Los Angeles. My piece, along with the works of many amazing artists will be on view at their exhibition on May 9th, from 7 - 11pm, and the auction will run until 10 pm that day. 100% of the proceeds raised at the event will go directly to Safe Place for Youth, a non-profit in Venice, CA that aims to solve youth homelessness in LA. If you’re in the area, don’t miss it! Visit the link in bio for more info. - Shepard⁣
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Books not only inform my knowledge and understanding of the world around me but I also use old books, newspapers and other texts as part of my art process in collaging and layering pieces. So I use books a lot in different ways, and books and bookstores inspire me in many ways. I was incredibly honored to work with Penguin Books UK in 2008 on two of my favorite books, George Orwell's timeless satire of a revolution that went wrong “Animal Farm” and the chilling portrait of a totalitarian regime “Nineteen Eighty-Four.”⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ As easy as it is to purchase books online, it can make independent bookstores go out of business - which is disappointing because I think it's vital to experience visiting a store and checking out their selections of books in person. I live in Los Feliz, and there are two amazing bookstores in the neighborhood - Wacko on Hollywood Boulevard @soapplantwacko which has art books and books on bizarre collectibles and novelties, as well as @skylightbooks on Vermont which has art and design books, plus a lot of other books related to activism and progressive culture. I also want to highlight @storiesbooksandcafe in Echo Park, which is up the street from my studio @studionumberone and our gallery, @subliminalprojects. Happy #IndependentBookstoreDay, please support your local bookstore! - Shepard⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ From the archives:⁣ 1984, 2008⁣ Offset Lithograph⁣ 16.5 x 23.25 inches⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ #IndieBookstoreDay #obey #obeygiant #throwback #archives #1984 #georgeorwell #shepardfairey
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I was asked to create a 60th anniversary logo for @KPFK, an independent radio station powered by the people! Limited editions of this print (numbered and signed by me) will be available on their website: kpfk.org (not available on obeygiant.com). I was also invited to speak on their show which airs today, April 26th from 7-8pm PDT. You can listen online from anywhere in the world! Tune in through the link in bio.
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I've always gone against the recommendations of the elitist art world by trying to make my work more accessible, and to me, that means making everything from a sticker to a screen print or stencil, to beautiful art pieces that require a lot of labor and technique. I love texture and layering both as a viewer and within my technique and I aim to incorporate that feeling in my fine art. Stencils have been at the core of my art practice since 1989, and you'll see different iterations of stencil pieces in the upcoming 30-year survey "Facing the Giant - 3 Decades of Dissent." - Shepard
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Punk rock band OFF! @offofficial which includes members from Black Flag, Circle Jerks, Redd Kross, and The Black Heart Procession is making a movie called "Watermelon” and according to their lead singer Keith Morris it deals with the band breaking up and then getting back together to combat evil forces in the world! I did a piece of art for their Kickstarter which will be a signed art print, tee shirt, and skateboard… all based on direction from Keith to touch on the following elements:⁣ "You will do what we say" is a mantra straight out of the C.I.A.'s MK Ultra playbook.⁣ The bell-shaped Haunebu Nazi UFO was an ancient Indian flying device that Hitler ordered his scientists to recreate.⁣ The pyramid and all-seeing eye, which appears on the back of the one dollar bill, is a symbol of control used by the Illuminati to ensure dominance over an unsuspecting populace.⁣ These cryptic directions are all I could get from them because Watermelon is, of course, a top-secret project about mind-control which might already have me hypnotized. You’ll never see what all the intrigue is about unless you support their Kickstarter campaign page (link in bio).⁣ - Shepard
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Thanks for the great shot, @scottwhitebread! I worked on this mural of Fannie Lee Chaney back in 2016 in SF, in conjunction with my American Civics exhibition at the San Francisco Art Exchange. The photograph of Fannie Lee Chaney that I illustrated was taken by Jim Marshall the day she found out the Ku Klux Klan killed her son, James Chaney and his two friends for registering African-Americans to vote. Her expression is an intense combination of sadness and resolve that was critical for me to capture artistically. Because her expression is direct but also mysterious, I included supplementary news clippings and FBI materials in the various layers of my work so the viewer could understand the full weight of the scenario. People lost their lives securing voting rights for all during the Civil Rights movement, and those same essential rights are threatened in today’s world. We must collectively urge Congress and our lawmakers to maintain voting rights in our democracy. This important piece of legislature is under attack, and we must fight to protect it together. - Shepard ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The print of Fannie Lee Chaney, "Voting Rights" is currently available on obeygiant.com. A portion of proceeds will benefit the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. @naacp_ldf and the Jim Marshall Fellowship at UC Berkeley. Purchase link in bio. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #obey #obeygiant #shepardfairey #fannieleechaney #votingrights #Repost @scottwhitebread ・・・ Mural of Fannie Lee Chaney by @obeygiant #fannieleechaney #obey #obeygiant #sanfrancisco #streetart #streetartaddicted #sfo #graffiti #mural
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Like I've said before, every day should be #EarthDay. We are part of nature, not above it, and when we don’t treat our home well, it will eventually not treat us well. We (powerful corporations especially) are behaving like the earth is indestructible… and it isn’t! Hopefully, you don’t need to be a “nature” person to understand that this planet is the one we humans and all other species have to live on. We don’t need to behave like greedy, short-sighted, pigs, and we certainly shouldn’t let our corporations behave that way at our expense and their profit. I hope that anyone who appreciates natural beauty can understand why I try to use my art to highlight environmental issues. My good friend, activist, and investigative journalist @daviddegraw has some informative things to say about the agencies who are currently looting our natural resources. Please visit his recent Facebook post to read about it. Thanks for caring. - Shepard ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "On Earth Day, we should probably pay attention to the fact that our natural resources are being looted for pennies on the dollar at record-breaking extraction rates. It's such a smash and grab heist that our land is being polluted in unprecedented fashion. Water supplies are being contaminated in communities across the entire country. The Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Land Management, the agencies who oversee our natural resources, are being run by people who worked with the global corporations that are currently looting our natural resources. The U.S. is now the world's top oil and gas 'exporter.' " - David DeGraw Visit the link in bio to read more.
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Street art has to stand out from the static, and contend with the metabolism of the city. To some people it's considered vandalism, to others it’s gentrification, and either of those could be considered more legit than the other depending on your perspective. - Shepard
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Thanks for the great shot of my "Fire Sale" mural @theirishtaoist! I'm grateful to have this mural across from the historic Pike Place Market, its one of the first places I did street art in Seattle about 20 years ago. - Shepard #Repost @theirishtaoist ・・・ #playingtourist #happybdaybfast #pikeplacemarket #seattle
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Congratulations to @bombmag for their 38th anniversary this year! In celebration, I've donated my "Noise and Lies" piece to their online auction. Visit the link in bio to place your bid now! - Shepard⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ Noise and Lies, 2018⁣ Silkscreen on wood⁣ 24 x 18 inches⁣ Frame: 25.50 x 19.50 inches⁣
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Rowdy Roddy Piper was a pro wrestler and also the protagonist of John Carpenter’s film, “They Live." This film, along with my love of Orwell, inspired the use of the word OBEY in my art. Roddy knew about the OBEY connection, and we met up a couple of times. He told me some amazing stories about his early days struggling to establish himself as a wrestler and his times with Andre the Giant. We had a great time talking about rebellion and what it takes to make it on your own terms. Rowdy Roddy Piper was an original and he is missed. Today would have been his 65th birthday so watch “They Live” if you haven’t. Roddy has some great lines like “I came here to chew bubblegum and kick-ass and I’m all out of bubblegum.” That one was appropriated and reworked by Linklater in “Dazed and Confused.” Thanks for the inspiration, Roddy. - Shepard
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Fan the Flames is about the unfortunate truth that unchecked capitalism and a livable planet will soon be incompatible. Capitalism is predicated on expanding consumption and profits without regard to environmental consequences (with the exception of a few conscientious companies). I’m not making an indictment of capitalism in its entirety, only making the point that safety checks need to exist to put the health of the many before the profits of a few. The function of government is to serve the needs of the people who elected it before the needs of corporations, however corporate donations and lobbyists corrupt democracy in the way that they shift government's priorities from the needs of the many to the desires of big corporations. Campaign finance reform would help to keep polluters and fossil fuel corporations from going unchecked. We all need to think about how we vote and how we consume with an eye on a very delicate future ecologically. If you have not read it, I’d strongly recommend Naomi Klein’s book “This Changes Everything”… the market does not solve all problems; most need to be solved by humans who understand ethical responsibility. Proceeds from this print will benefit @350org, but I’d also suggest checking out @representus. Thanks for caring! - Shepard⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ OBEY Fan the Flames. Screenprint on cream Speckletone paper. 24 x 36 inches. Signed by Shepard Fairey. Numbered edition of 550. $90. Available Thursday, April 18th @ 10 AM PDT at store.obeygiant.com/collections/prints. Portion of proceeds will be donated to 350.org. Max order: 1 per customer/household. *Orders are not guaranteed as demand is high and inventory is limited.* Multiple orders will be refunded. International customers are responsible for import fees due upon delivery.⁣
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My wife and I love Paris and all its beauty and we just visited the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris last year. It's beautiful in photographs but absolutely stunning in real life. I'm hopeful that it can be repaired and my thoughts are with the people of Paris and everyone who this effects. - Shepard
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My wife Amanda and I are proud to support the Library Foundation of Los Angeles and attended this year's Young Literati 2019 Annual Toast to benefit public libraries, democratize information, provide valuable programs, and promote the literacy of our city! The artwork that @cleonpeterson and I created decorated the stage, and the invites and programs were designed by my creative agency @studionumberone! Thank you @youngliteratila and thank you @amandafairey for your leadership with the Library Foundation. Don't forget to support your local libraries! - Shepard
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The Shrine is coming out with their new EP, "Cruel World" on May 3rd! If you're in Los Angeles, come celebrate with us at their record release on April 19th at the House of Machines! The Paranoyds and Cat Scan will be opening, and I'll be dj'ing, along with Judith Preist and Tony Accosta. It'll be a fun night, hope to see you there! - Shepard⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ Visit the link in bio for tickets and more info.
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Music is something that I’ve been passionate about since I was a kid. I love the accessibility of music; it is democratic in a way that most visual art is not. In fact, I emulate the music model in the ways that I disseminate my visual art. Happy #RecordStoreDay, go visit your local record store and have fun digging! - Shepard⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ From the archives: ⁣ Obey Highest Standards, 2006⁣ Screenprint and collage on album cover⁣ 12.25 x 12.5 inches⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ #obey #obeygiant #recordstoreday #shepardfairey #archive⁣ ⁣
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Punk rock band OFF! @offofficial is making a movie called "Watermelon” and according to their lead singer Keith Morris (original singer for Black Flag and the Circle Jerks), it deals with the band breaking up and then getting back together to combat evil forces in the world! I’ll be doing a piece of art for their Kickstarter soon in the same spirit of this collab I did with them in 2014. Support them at their campaign page (link in bio). -Shepard
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I created this ‘Lead by Example’ ADOPT print back in 2009. The project started as a commemoration of the historic day that a dog adopted from a shelter or rescue group took up residence in the White House, but it then became a plea for everyone to ‘Lead by Example!' The directive was a ‘call to action’ to raise awareness for the plight of shelter animals nationwide. I partnered with Adopt-a-Pet.com to get the millions of great shelter animals to be seen, saved and into loving homes. Proceeds from the print purchases went entirely towards these efforts. It was and still is my hope today that this piece inspires people to become advocates for these animals. These animals urgently need us! - Shepard ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Happy #NationalPetDay. Please visit @adoptapetcom to learn more about their organization. #obey #obeygiant #shepardfairey #adopt
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I attended the Cesar Chavez Legacy Awards last Thursday in Los Angeles. Thank you @chavezfoundation for making me one of the Honorees, alongside California Secretary of State Alex Padilla @alexpadilla4ca, NPR’S Lulu Garcia-Navarro, cartoonist and activist Lalo Alcaraz @laloalcaraz1, and civil rights activist Sylvia Mendez @sylviamendez82. I was honored to stand next to those who have inspired and transformed our communities. Viva la causa! - Shepard
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I'm excited that my art will be on view at the group exhibition, "From the World, Made in Lisboa," starting this Friday, April 12th in Lisbon! Thank you @underdogs_gallery for including my works in this show. If you're in Portugal, I hope you can make it! - Shepard⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Visit the link in bio for more details.
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My #DamagedApp with @vrtventures is nominated for a Webby Award (@thewebbyawards) under the Art & Experimental category! I’m excited that the app allows art fans around the world to experience my largest solo fine art exhibition to date in a profoundly powerful way through VR and AR, especially those who weren’t able to make it to Los Angeles where it was on view in 2017. The Damaged App is FREE to download on the App Store and Google Play through the end of the month! Check it out and vote for it if you dig it! Thanks to @juxtapozmag for all the support. - Shepard⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣⠀⁣ PLEASE VOTE THROUGH THE LINK IN BIO BY 4/18!
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AMERICAN CIVICS AVAILABLE TUESDAY, APRIL 9TH @ 10 AM PDT AT OBEYGIANT.COM! Jim Marshall documented some of the most important historical and cultural moments in our country. I was honored to collaborate with his iconic images and my aim was to amplify them by bringing something new with my style, but also remain true to the emotions that Jim captured. The "American Civics" series was the first-ever collaboration between me and Jim Marshall's estate, and the series focuses on voting rights, gun control, prison reform, income inequality, and workers’ rights. The art I created for American Civics gives a face to social justice issues, to cultivate dialogue and encourage a vigorous push for solutions to societal problems. As part of this series, the "American Civics" exhibition was on view at @subliminalprojects in 2016, but now these prints will be available online! These prints are extremely limited, and are produced at a higher quality than my usual prints; all 30 x 40 inches, 4-color serigraph on varnished 100% cotton rag archival paper. A portion of proceeds from each print will go to corresponding charities. Check it out! - Shepard⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣⠀ Mass Incarceration. A portion of proceeds will benefit @cut50 and the Jim Marshall Fellowship at UC Berkeley.⁣⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣⠀ Gun Culture. A portion of proceeds will benefit @calibercollection and the Jim Marshall Fellowship at UC Berkeley.⁣⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣⠀ Workers’ Rights. A portion of proceeds will benefit United Farm Workers Foundation and the Jim Marshall Fellowship at UC Berkeley.⁣⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣⠀ Two Americas. A portion of proceeds will benefit @nokidhungry and the Jim Marshall Fellowship at UC Berkeley.⁣⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣⠀ Voting Rights. A portion of proceeds will benefit the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. @naacp_ldf and the Jim Marshall Fellowship at UC Berkeley.⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Visit the link in bio for FULL print details and more info!⁣
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I had a great time djing and hanging out with everyone at the opening reception of #Rotary last night! I'm happy to see the works of @russpope, @groteskito, and @hanaiyusuke currently at the gallery. Rotary will be on view at @subliminalprojects Wednesday - Saturday, 12pm - 6pm through May 18th. If you’re in LA, come by and check it out! - Shepard ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #subliminalprojects #losangeles #echopark
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I like seeing art in public spaces instead of just in galleries and museums. The freedom of putting work up on the street without asking for permission is very exhilarating for me. - Shepard⁣⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣⠀ #throwback #streetart #obey #obeygiant #shepardfairey
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Our collaboration with @obeyclothing x @invaderwashere will be dropping tomorrow, April 5th on obeyclothing.com! Visit the link in bio to learn more from @hypebeast. - Shepard
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I'm spending lots of time at the studio this week for the #OBEYGIANT 30th anniversary… top secret stuff... but I guess it’s pretty easy to see what series this colorway is from!? - Shepard⁣
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If you're in LA this Saturday, be sure to check out the opening reception of #Rotary - an exhibition of new works by @groteskito, @russpope, and @hanaiyusuke, curated by Russ Pope. These three influential artists and lauded figures in skate, surf, and art & design culture will come together to create an exhibition showcasing how their diverse aesthetics and multi-dimensional lives intersect, landing them in the same lane on the rotary.⁣ I'll be djing that night, and so will @chopperdave. Complimentary drinks and valet will be provided. Don't miss it! - Shepard⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣⁣⁣⠀⁣ Visit the link in bio to RSVP to the opening reception on April 6th, 7pm - 10pm at @subliminalprojects.
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    Remembering my trip to Paris in 2009 when I worked on this mural with my team for Foundation Cartier, in conjunction with their exhibition, "Born in the Streets." I'm excited to be back in France next month! In celebration of #FACINGTHEGIANT #OBEYGIANT30TH, I'll be in Paris for my exhibition with @galerie_itinerrance on June 22nd. Prior to that, I'll be at the @grenoblestreetartfest with an exhibition opening June 5 and reception on June 13, and also taking a quick trip to @beyondthestreetsart NYC on June 21. More to come, stay tuned! - Shepard⠀ 📷: @jonathanfurlong???
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    DEFEND DIGNITY AVAILABLE TUESDAY, MAY 28TH!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣⠀⁣⠀⠀⠀ In 2017 I worked with Aaron Huey of @amplifierart and several other artists for a series called WE THE PEOPLE; an effort meant to champion an appreciation for ethnic, cultural, and religious diversity. On Inauguration Day, people across the Capital carried our WE THE PEOPLE posters into the streets, hung them up in windows, or pasted them onto walls. We continued to see this movement throughout several other rallies around the world that year, including the Women's March in 2017. This "Defend Dignity" piece is one of three that I created for the original series. For this image, I collaborated with photographer Arlene Mejorado to create a portrait of Maribel Valdez Gonzalez as a symbol of hope and humanity.⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣⠀⁣⠀⠀⠀ In celebration of #FACINGTHEGIANT #OBEYGIANT30TH, I am releasing this "Defend Dignity" piece as a 30 x 41-inch fine art print on custom paper. If you weren't able to get your hands on this print in 2017, now is your chance! A portion of proceeds will benefit Espacio Migrante, a bi-national non-profit organization that works in the areas of Tijuana and San Diego, focusing on supporting migrants, refugees, and deportees.⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣⠀⁣⠀⠀⠀ We the People need to come together under a new symbol of hope— one that reminds us that OUR America is one of equal humanity, and does not demean or discriminate. We need you to help us take back this narrative. We don't have any one easy solution, but we do know this: we must be greater than fear, we must defend dignity, and we must protect each other. Take this art in your hands and start now.⠀⠀ - Shepard⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣⠀⁣⠀⠀⠀ Defend Dignity. Serigraph on 100% Cotton Custom Archival Paper with hand-deckled edges. 30 x 41 inches. Signed by Shepard Fairey. Numbered edition of 89. $900. Available Tuesday, May 28th @ 10 AM PDT at store.obeygiant.com/collections/prints. Max order: 1 per customer/household. *Orders are not guaranteed as demand is high and inventory is limited.* Multiple orders will be refunded. International customers are responsible for import fees due upon delivery.⁣
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    Facing the Giant: Three Decades of Dissent highlights both the continuity and evolution of my art and concepts over the last 30 years. "Facing the Giant" refers to my original "Andre the Giant Has a Posse" stickers, but more so the giant issues, the giant monolithic systems in place that I continue to confront through my OBEY GIANT campaign. Head over to my #IGTV to watch the full clip of Part 1 of my video series. Launched in collaboration with @Juxtapozmag, filmed and produced by @chopemdownfilms! Song by @nightshapess
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    PRINT & DESTROY OFFSETS AVAILABLE THIS THURSDAY, MAY 23RD!⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣⠀ The title “Print & Destroy” is a nod to the phrase “Skate and Destroy” coined by C.R. Stecyk. Street art and skateboarding share a lot of the same rebellious energy.⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣⠀ I’m a product of the era of mass production, and the mass culture printing has created. I can’t imagine my art practice without the influence of, and the use of, printing. Some of my biggest art influences were not paintings but printed things like album covers, skateboard graphics, punk flyers, and t-shirt designs.⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣⠀ The printing press began the democratization of art, and I have used printed posters to spread my artwork and messages in public spaces as well as keep my art affordable by printing multiples.⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣⠀ I believe in art as a part of public dialogue, and my Obey Giant street art campaign aspires to arrest visually and provoke intellectually by using printed posters in competition with commercial advertising.⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣⠀ Some people say print will be wiped out by digital media, but I say you can never replace the provocative, tactile experience of a print on the street or in a gallery. Printing still matters. - Shepard⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣⠀ Print & Destroy. Offset lithograph on cream Speckletone paper. Open edition. 24 x 36 inches. Signed by Shepard Fairey. $35. Available Thursday, May 23rd @ 10 AM PDT at store.obeygiant.com/collections/prints. International customers are responsible for import fees due upon delivery.⁣
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    I’m excited to bring “Facing the Giant: Three Decades of Dissent” to Brooklyn with @beyondthestreetsart in New York. Beyond The Streets is the premier exhibition of graffiti, street art, and beyond. I will have a large footprint at the show opening June 21st. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This exhibition for me is a reflection, not a retrospective, because I’m still very actively creating new art, but I like the idea of highlighting both the continuity and evolution of my art and concepts over 30 years. I want the body of work to show it is possible to marry art and social-commentary in ways that are playful, agitational, humorous, seductive, graphically potent, and sometimes even beautiful. Art is emotional and evocative, so just as a musician might combine a beautiful melody or driving beat with provocative lyrics in a song, I’m trying to combine the emotional and intellectual in my art. Also, I hope the art demonstrates that it is possible to make art accessible and democratic without pandering to the lowest common denominator. Thank you to everyone who’s ever supported me and my art over the years. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Stay tuned for more information about Beyond The Streets and Facing the Giant, coming soon! - Shepard Visit: beyondthestreets.com and follow @beyondthestreetsart for more info. #beyondthestreets #FACINGTHEGIANT #OBEYGIANT30TH #obey #obeygiant #shepardfairey
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    I’m proud of this Maya Angelou mural "Maya Angelou Rise Above,” which I just finished on Friday evening, and I was excited to be asked to paint at Dr. Maya Angelou Community High School for several reasons. First, I think the power and value of art should be emphasized wherever possible, but especially at a high school where young people are developing their world views and are still idealistically searching for the right paths forward. Second, I have been a fan of Maya Angelou’s writing since I read “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” in my 20’s, and I think she is an excellent example of using creativity to overcome adversity and express yourself on your own terms. Maya Angelou is a role model as a thinker, creator, and social-justice warrior. She has an incredible number of great quotes, but I chose “Hate has created a lot of problems in the world, but has not solved one yet” because we are living in a moment politically when many people seem to be choosing hate over compassion, but also because I think the quote is a good message for a high school. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣⠀⁣⠀⠀ The mural is a big one, and the wall surface is pretty rough, so it was hard work for me and my crew of Dan Flores, Nic Bowers, Luka Densmore, Rob Zagula and Keya Tama, but we completed the mural in four days despite some strong winds. Thank you to the staff from Dr. Maya Angelou Community High School, LAUSD, and Warren Brand and his @brandedarts crew, who were extremely helpful and great to work with. A bunch of other talented artists painted at the school too, so check it out if you can.⠀ - Shepard
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    I often get criticism for being part of the capitalistic society, but sometimes these things help fund projects that I care about deeply, like supporting emerging artists and supporting female artists. I'm pleased to present the upcoming show at my gallery, Subliminal Projects: #OBLIVION, a debut solo exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist and musician Hannah Hooper @ladygrouplove. After a decade of performing as the front-woman and art director of @grouplove, Hooper honors her less-known, visual talents with OBLIVION. The exhibition features a series of delicate line-drawings and large-scale paintings on canvas, along with sketches and renderings that are used as visual notes in color and composition, in preparation for her finished works. In conjunction with the opening, an edition of 100 silkscreen prints individually hand-embellished by Hooper will be available, as well as a special surprise performance at the gallery. If you're in LA, you don't want to miss this! Visit the link in bio to RSVP to the opening reception on June 8th, and be sure to follow @subliminalprojects for more info. - Shepard⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣⠀ #subliminalprojects #hannahhooper #grouplove #obey #obeygiant #shepardfairey
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    "Facing the Giant: 3 Decades of Dissent" is launching with a series of 30 prints from the last 30 years of the OBEY GIANT art campaign by Shepard Fairey. The first print is "Bias by Numbers," launching on 5/21! Due to high demand, we’re hosting a LOTTERY. In celebration of #OBEYGIANT30TH, 10 winners will get an opportunity to purchase the print before it sells out. Submit your e-mail address by 12 AM @ Fri. 5/17 to enter. Winners will be chosen at random & notified via email. Visit the link in bio for full print details, lottery entry & more. Good luck!⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣⠀⁣⠀⠀ For much of my career I only made 18 x 24-inch screen prints of my images, so for this series I created 30 x 41-inch fine art prints on custom paper. This series is the first time many of these images are available as nicer art pieces. It’s been fun to revisit older images utilizing the broader palette of techniques I've developed over the years. To kick things off, I'll be starting by releasing newer images and spanning back to some art that hasn't been seen for a while.⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣⠀⁣⠀⠀ I chose "Bias by Numbers" as an important piece that features an intersection of abuse of authority by police and racism. In it I am addressing racial bias in policing, criminal justice, and media culture. Black people are 5 times more likely to be stopped and searched than white people, and 4 times more likely to be subjected to unnecessary use of force, or 4 times more likely to be killed by the police when unarmed. The stats revealing racial bias in prosecution/sentencing are also compelling. Convictions for drug possession are almost 6 times higher for blacks and African Americans are incarcerated at more than 5 times the rate of whites.⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣⠀⁣⠀⠀ Media characterizations of black protesters use words like "agitators," “thugs," or "hoodlums,” whereas white protesters are "exercising free speech" or "expressing their convictions" and "showing what democracy looks like." I hope this art doesn't only appeal visually but allows viewers to look at the layers of information and facts and think about how to make positive changes to patterns of injustice. A portion of proceeds will go to Black Lives Matter.-S
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    You can now find my art on billboards in Detroit throughout the month of May! When it came to this installation, I knew that I wanted to tap into the tremendous diversity and growth of the city and bring it to life in meaningful locations. Detroit has a long history of pushing the limits in music and art, and through this partnership with OUTFRONT Media, my team and I were able to not only capture the same fire and fight Detroit embodies, but also empower Detroiters to see graphic art as a meaningful part of the cityscape. I hope that these billboards inspire meaningful conversations and actions within the community. Thank you @outfrontmediausa for the amazing opportunity and giving my art a unique platform across the city. - Shepard
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    If you're in #LosAngeles, don't miss out on @werise_la this weekend! #WERISELA is a 10-day pop-up experience that brings together LA's community through various programming, performances, workshops, and a world-class art exhibition that promotes mental health awareness. I was honored to be a judge on the panel for the upcoming art show. Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all artists who submitted their work to the open call! Here is my "Art Maison Lotus" piece, which is part of the exhibition. Join me and hundreds of artists, athletes, and activists in the fight to make mental health a civil right! Visit the link in bio for more details, see you there! - Shepard ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Art Maison Lotus, 2018 Mixed Media (Stencil, Silkscreen, and Collage) on Paper 44 x 60 inches ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #obey #obeygiant #shepardfairey #mentalhealthawarenessmonth #mentalhealth #civilrights #la
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    I chose the name "Facing the Giant: Three Decades of Dissent" for my #OBEYGIANT30TH body of work - reflecting on thirty years of my art in the streets and everywhere else. It all began with an absurd sticker of Andre The Giant that was a happy accident, so there's a giant in the original sticker which evolved into an exploration of control, questioning control, questioning the giant monolithic forces that we are all subjected to. Stay tuned for the full video to learn more, launching soon with @juxtapozmag, created in collaboration with @chopemdownfilms! - Shepard ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #FACINGTHEGIANT #obey #obeygiant #shepardfairey Song by @nightshapess
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    I'm excited for the new L7 record "Scatter The Rats" that is out now on Blackheart Records. It's hard to believe it's been 20 years since their last album, but they are still just as heavy and riffy as ever. Here's a shot from last week's release party and performance in LA where I got to hang with Donita Sparks and Lydia Lunch amongst others. Check out L7's full discography at your local record store or stream it now! - Shepard
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    I'm excited to be one of 30 artists who is painting a series of murals around the campus of the Dr. Maya Angelou Community High School in South LA this month! With hopes to promote arts in school, this project founded by @brandedarts aims to send a positive message to the youth. Our goal is to create murals that will fit within the cultural context of the community and the ideals of #DrMayaAngelou. The school's gymnasium is transforming into a gallery exhibition featuring more than 50 artists as well as artwork from the students. Thank you @brandedarts for continuing to facilitate the importance of art in educational systems. If you're in #LosAngeles, be sure to check out the festival next week! Visit the link in bio for more info. - Shepard
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    The Sex Pistols changed my life when I discovered them in 1984. Their music alone made my arm hairs stand up, but their image and attitude were just as important and powerful. The member of the Sex Pistols who most epitomized the punk image for me was Sid Vicious. Sid self-destructed young and with punk’s slogans like “No Future” and “Live Fast, Die Young,” Sid was everything the Superman, anti-hero, or cliché, of a nihilistic movement called for. Sid only actually played on two songs on Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s The Sex Pistols, but his vocals kick ass on "C’mon Everybody," "Somethin’ Else," and "My Way." Sid remains one of punk’s most enduring icons even if he is a classic example of style over substance. I was a sucker for Sid’s image as a teenager, and I still am, even though I see him as less “cool” and more tragic and cautionary these days. I have made many images of Sid over the years, and I thought I had retired him as a subject until Dennis Morris - the photographer of the most intimate and iconic shots of Sid -approached me about a collaboration. Dennis’ archive provided an amazing treasure trove of Sid images to work from in creating the paintings and prints in the “Superman Is Dead” show at my gallery, @subliminalprojects in 2013. I’m so glad I got to do Dennis’ Sid images “My Way!" I can now retire Sid as a subject. I’ve worked with the best, I can skip the rest. – Shepard ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #HappyBirthday #SidVicious #obey #obeygiant #shepardfairey
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    Here's a shot of my "No Future" mural that I completed in Berlin back in 2017 for a project with @urbannationberlin. The text in German translates to "No Future for Apathy! Ignorance! Sexism! Xenophobia! Racism!” Thanks for the great photo, @panov_dv! - Shepard
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    I have been looking back through art and photos from my 30 year history as I work on the art for my “Facing the Giant: Three Decades of Dissent” show and I was inspired to make a painting and print inspired by a photo I took of a “Hello My Name Is” paste-up I did in SOHO NYC back in early 1996. At that time I was still living in Providence, R.I. running my screen printing studio, barely scraping by financially. I was desperately trying to survive but also kept putting my imagery up in the streets. I had recently fallen in love with Russian Constructivist design, which along with Barbara Kruger’s art, and much of American advertising, used primarily red, black, and white, so I began designing in those colors to keep my art cost-effective and visually cohesive. I was screen printing posters in red and black ink on white paper, but I was ecstatic when a friend and ‘zine maker Ben Woodward taught me how to rig the copiers at Kinko’s (now known as FedEx Office) with a paperclip to yield free copies. The Kinko’s near my apartment in Providence had copiers with a red toner cartridge AND a black toner cartridge… meaning that I could make 11x17 inch red and black mini-posters free if I was stealth about it. The “Hello My Name Is” paste-up in this print is one of those 11x17 copies and was inspired by the pervasive use of “Hello My Name Is” stickers with tags on them by graffiti writers. I loved all the graffiti and stickers in NYC, so this paste-up was a tribute to that world and one of my last images using the O.G. Giant face as I was transitioning to the Icon Face and Star as my main iconography. I threw a couple of other early images of mine in for extra texture and flavor. - Shepard⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ Hello My Name Is. Screenprint on cream Speckletone paper. 18 x 24 inches. Signed by Shepard Fairey. Numbered edition of 550. $45. Available Thursday, May 9th @ 10 AM PDT at store.obeygiant.com/collections/prints. Max order: 1 per customer/household. *Orders are not guaranteed as demand is high and inventory is limited.* Multiple orders will be refunded. International customers are responsible for import fees due upon delivery.⁣
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    Since 1989 I've always called my art practice a "campaign." The main reason is that I've always looked at what I'm doing as a template for empowerment; a DIY case study in a sense, that the tools I'm using are stencils, stickers, and now digital tools which didn't exist when I began to take my campaign viral. I want to demonstrate to people that even though they might not have a lot of resources, they are not powerless. There are tools that you can use on a budget. Even if you are not going to become a street artist or a visual artist, you can look at some of the principles that I use and see how they could apply to what makes sense in your own life. So I look at this as a campaign to unlock people's power to have them empower themselves. Here's a look at some of the tools I'm currently using for #FACINGTHEGIANT #OBEYGIANT30TH… ???⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I'm looking forward to showing everyone the completed works. Stay tuned! - Shepard
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    Here's a throwback to the Obey Zapatista Woman portrait I created in 2005. I've created several portraits in the past inspired by the Zapatistas of Chiapas Mexico also known as the EZLN, who are an inspiration to me for their stance against injustice in the Chiapas region. - Shepard⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ From the Archives: ⁣ Obey Zapatista Woman, 2005⁣ Spray paint collage and screen print on paper⁣ 30 x 44”⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ #obey #obeygiant #shepardfairey #throwback #zapatista
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    Though Keith Haring died only two years after I started making street art, his art and practice had already had a profound impact on me. Haring demonstrated that one could create art on the street that differed from the more pervasive lettering-based graffiti. Haring believed "the public has a right to art" and this philosophy informed his populist approach to spreading his art and messages. He pursued his art with a deeply personal vision, but also as a champion of social justice and a belief in the interconnectedness of humanity. Haring also showed me that the same artists could not only affect people on the streets, they could also put their art on T-shirts and record covers, as well as have their work respected, displayed, and sold as fine art. Inspired by Keith Haring's achievements, I pursued my art career with the optimism that my goals could be attained. Being a kindred spirit from the next generation, I was honored to write the foreword for the Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition of Keith Haring Journals in 2010. These journals reveal a plethora of his ideas, emotions, and experiences, and provide a unique window into his profound nature. Be sure to check it out if you haven't already. - Shepard⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣⠀⁣ #KeithHaring #birthday #obey #obeygiant #shepardfairey #keithharingjournals
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    I admire Ai Weiwei for his art and his activism. His art is beautiful in form, and in function embodies the principles of populism and social consciousness I aspire to in my own practice. I created this portrait in 2014 as a tribute to Ai Weiwei’s art, his courage to be outspoken, and in support of his ongoing political struggle with the Chinese government. – Shepard ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ From the archives: Ai Weiwei x Cost of Expression, 2014 Screenprint 18 x 24 inches Project in collaboration with Friends of Ai Weiwei and Pace Prints @paceprints Reference Photograph by Gao Yuan, 2010 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #AsianPacificAmericanHeritageMonth #APAHM #AiWeiwei #obey #obeygiant #shepardfairey
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    Traditional art never inspired me to become an artist when I was younger. What made a more profound impact on me as a kid and on my practice for the last 30 years were things like cool punk rock t-shirts, album packages, and skateboard graphics. In high school, I started making my own t-shirts or finding t-shirts that were hard to find that represented the culture. So even though this was before @obeyclothing technically existed, t-shirts and clothes have always been an extension of my art practice. Making a t-shirt is a way for me to connect with a broader audience than making a fine art painting. Things have evolved, and the line has grown to incorporate a lot of what's happening in street and youth culture, but I still get the same satisfaction from making t-shirt graphics. Everybody has to get up in the morning and decide what they're going to put on, and I think that can be shallow or it can be meaningful. I try to make t-shirts that I hope appeal the way clothes appeal, but frequently something a little deeper to say. Here are my summer 2019 t-shirt designs which are now available on obeyclothing.com, visit the link in bio to shop the new collection! - Shepard
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    #MayDay is a celebration of spring and the rebirth it represents, meanwhile it's also observed in many countries as #InternationalWorkersDay or Labor Day - a day of political demonstrations and celebrations coordinated by unions and socialist groups. “Mayday” is also the distress signal used by pilots, police and firefighters in times of emergency. This Spring, it's time for new activist movements to bloom. We need to respect the working people who are the engine of society, and we need a distress signal to wake us all up if the signals haven’t woken us up already. If we stay silent, there's no hope, but if we make noise and put our ideas out there, we can make a change! - Shepard
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    I'm currently in the studio working with my assistants on #FACINGTHEGIANT #OBEYGIANT30TH... watch the process as we remove gold foil from a retired stencil. - Shepard⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ #obey #obeygiant #shepardfairey #bts
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    I donated my “Peace Dove” fine art piece to @100pieces’ 4th show at Steelhead in Los Angeles. My piece, along with the works of many amazing artists will be on view at their exhibition on May 9th, from 7 - 11pm, and the auction will run until 10 pm that day. 100% of the proceeds raised at the event will go directly to Safe Place for Youth, a non-profit in Venice, CA that aims to solve youth homelessness in LA. If you’re in the area, don’t miss it! Visit the link in bio for more info. - Shepard⁣
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    Books not only inform my knowledge and understanding of the world around me but I also use old books, newspapers and other texts as part of my art process in collaging and layering pieces. So I use books a lot in different ways, and books and bookstores inspire me in many ways. I was incredibly honored to work with Penguin Books UK in 2008 on two of my favorite books, George Orwell's timeless satire of a revolution that went wrong “Animal Farm” and the chilling portrait of a totalitarian regime “Nineteen Eighty-Four.”⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ As easy as it is to purchase books online, it can make independent bookstores go out of business - which is disappointing because I think it's vital to experience visiting a store and checking out their selections of books in person. I live in Los Feliz, and there are two amazing bookstores in the neighborhood - Wacko on Hollywood Boulevard @soapplantwacko which has art books and books on bizarre collectibles and novelties, as well as @skylightbooks on Vermont which has art and design books, plus a lot of other books related to activism and progressive culture. I also want to highlight @storiesbooksandcafe in Echo Park, which is up the street from my studio @studionumberone and our gallery, @subliminalprojects. Happy #IndependentBookstoreDay, please support your local bookstore! - Shepard⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ From the archives:⁣ 1984, 2008⁣ Offset Lithograph⁣ 16.5 x 23.25 inches⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ #IndieBookstoreDay #obey #obeygiant #throwback #archives #1984 #georgeorwell #shepardfairey
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    I was asked to create a 60th anniversary logo for @KPFK, an independent radio station powered by the people! Limited editions of this print (numbered and signed by me) will be available on their website: kpfk.org (not available on obeygiant.com). I was also invited to speak on their show which airs today, April 26th from 7-8pm PDT. You can listen online from anywhere in the world! Tune in through the link in bio.
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    I've always gone against the recommendations of the elitist art world by trying to make my work more accessible, and to me, that means making everything from a sticker to a screen print or stencil, to beautiful art pieces that require a lot of labor and technique. I love texture and layering both as a viewer and within my technique and I aim to incorporate that feeling in my fine art. Stencils have been at the core of my art practice since 1989, and you'll see different iterations of stencil pieces in the upcoming 30-year survey "Facing the Giant - 3 Decades of Dissent." - Shepard
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    Punk rock band OFF! @offofficial which includes members from Black Flag, Circle Jerks, Redd Kross, and The Black Heart Procession is making a movie called "Watermelon” and according to their lead singer Keith Morris it deals with the band breaking up and then getting back together to combat evil forces in the world! I did a piece of art for their Kickstarter which will be a signed art print, tee shirt, and skateboard… all based on direction from Keith to touch on the following elements:⁣ "You will do what we say" is a mantra straight out of the C.I.A.'s MK Ultra playbook.⁣ The bell-shaped Haunebu Nazi UFO was an ancient Indian flying device that Hitler ordered his scientists to recreate.⁣ The pyramid and all-seeing eye, which appears on the back of the one dollar bill, is a symbol of control used by the Illuminati to ensure dominance over an unsuspecting populace.⁣ These cryptic directions are all I could get from them because Watermelon is, of course, a top-secret project about mind-control which might already have me hypnotized. You’ll never see what all the intrigue is about unless you support their Kickstarter campaign page (link in bio).⁣ - Shepard
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    Thanks for the great shot, @scottwhitebread! I worked on this mural of Fannie Lee Chaney back in 2016 in SF, in conjunction with my American Civics exhibition at the San Francisco Art Exchange. The photograph of Fannie Lee Chaney that I illustrated was taken by Jim Marshall the day she found out the Ku Klux Klan killed her son, James Chaney and his two friends for registering African-Americans to vote. Her expression is an intense combination of sadness and resolve that was critical for me to capture artistically. Because her expression is direct but also mysterious, I included supplementary news clippings and FBI materials in the various layers of my work so the viewer could understand the full weight of the scenario. People lost their lives securing voting rights for all during the Civil Rights movement, and those same essential rights are threatened in today’s world. We must collectively urge Congress and our lawmakers to maintain voting rights in our democracy. This important piece of legislature is under attack, and we must fight to protect it together. - Shepard ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The print of Fannie Lee Chaney, "Voting Rights" is currently available on obeygiant.com. A portion of proceeds will benefit the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. @naacp_ldf and the Jim Marshall Fellowship at UC Berkeley. Purchase link in bio. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #obey #obeygiant #shepardfairey #fannieleechaney #votingrights #Repost @scottwhitebread ・・・ Mural of Fannie Lee Chaney by @obeygiant #fannieleechaney #obey #obeygiant #sanfrancisco #streetart #streetartaddicted #sfo #graffiti #mural
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    Like I've said before, every day should be #EarthDay. We are part of nature, not above it, and when we don’t treat our home well, it will eventually not treat us well. We (powerful corporations especially) are behaving like the earth is indestructible… and it isn’t! Hopefully, you don’t need to be a “nature” person to understand that this planet is the one we humans and all other species have to live on. We don’t need to behave like greedy, short-sighted, pigs, and we certainly shouldn’t let our corporations behave that way at our expense and their profit. I hope that anyone who appreciates natural beauty can understand why I try to use my art to highlight environmental issues. My good friend, activist, and investigative journalist @daviddegraw has some informative things to say about the agencies who are currently looting our natural resources. Please visit his recent Facebook post to read about it. Thanks for caring. - Shepard ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "On Earth Day, we should probably pay attention to the fact that our natural resources are being looted for pennies on the dollar at record-breaking extraction rates. It's such a smash and grab heist that our land is being polluted in unprecedented fashion. Water supplies are being contaminated in communities across the entire country. The Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Land Management, the agencies who oversee our natural resources, are being run by people who worked with the global corporations that are currently looting our natural resources. The U.S. is now the world's top oil and gas 'exporter.' " - David DeGraw Visit the link in bio to read more.
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    Street art has to stand out from the static, and contend with the metabolism of the city. To some people it's considered vandalism, to others it’s gentrification, and either of those could be considered more legit than the other depending on your perspective. - Shepard
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    Thanks for the great shot of my "Fire Sale" mural @theirishtaoist! I'm grateful to have this mural across from the historic Pike Place Market, its one of the first places I did street art in Seattle about 20 years ago. - Shepard #Repost @theirishtaoist ・・・ #playingtourist #happybdaybfast #pikeplacemarket #seattle
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    Congratulations to @bombmag for their 38th anniversary this year! In celebration, I've donated my "Noise and Lies" piece to their online auction. Visit the link in bio to place your bid now! - Shepard⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ Noise and Lies, 2018⁣ Silkscreen on wood⁣ 24 x 18 inches⁣ Frame: 25.50 x 19.50 inches⁣
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    Rowdy Roddy Piper was a pro wrestler and also the protagonist of John Carpenter’s film, “They Live." This film, along with my love of Orwell, inspired the use of the word OBEY in my art. Roddy knew about the OBEY connection, and we met up a couple of times. He told me some amazing stories about his early days struggling to establish himself as a wrestler and his times with Andre the Giant. We had a great time talking about rebellion and what it takes to make it on your own terms. Rowdy Roddy Piper was an original and he is missed. Today would have been his 65th birthday so watch “They Live” if you haven’t. Roddy has some great lines like “I came here to chew bubblegum and kick-ass and I’m all out of bubblegum.” That one was appropriated and reworked by Linklater in “Dazed and Confused.” Thanks for the inspiration, Roddy. - Shepard
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    Fan the Flames is about the unfortunate truth that unchecked capitalism and a livable planet will soon be incompatible. Capitalism is predicated on expanding consumption and profits without regard to environmental consequences (with the exception of a few conscientious companies). I’m not making an indictment of capitalism in its entirety, only making the point that safety checks need to exist to put the health of the many before the profits of a few. The function of government is to serve the needs of the people who elected it before the needs of corporations, however corporate donations and lobbyists corrupt democracy in the way that they shift government's priorities from the needs of the many to the desires of big corporations. Campaign finance reform would help to keep polluters and fossil fuel corporations from going unchecked. We all need to think about how we vote and how we consume with an eye on a very delicate future ecologically. If you have not read it, I’d strongly recommend Naomi Klein’s book “This Changes Everything”… the market does not solve all problems; most need to be solved by humans who understand ethical responsibility. Proceeds from this print will benefit @350org, but I’d also suggest checking out @representus. Thanks for caring! - Shepard⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ OBEY Fan the Flames. Screenprint on cream Speckletone paper. 24 x 36 inches. Signed by Shepard Fairey. Numbered edition of 550. $90. Available Thursday, April 18th @ 10 AM PDT at store.obeygiant.com/collections/prints. Portion of proceeds will be donated to 350.org. Max order: 1 per customer/household. *Orders are not guaranteed as demand is high and inventory is limited.* Multiple orders will be refunded. International customers are responsible for import fees due upon delivery.⁣
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    My wife and I love Paris and all its beauty and we just visited the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris last year. It's beautiful in photographs but absolutely stunning in real life. I'm hopeful that it can be repaired and my thoughts are with the people of Paris and everyone who this effects. - Shepard
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    My wife Amanda and I are proud to support the Library Foundation of Los Angeles and attended this year's Young Literati 2019 Annual Toast to benefit public libraries, democratize information, provide valuable programs, and promote the literacy of our city! The artwork that @cleonpeterson and I created decorated the stage, and the invites and programs were designed by my creative agency @studionumberone! Thank you @youngliteratila and thank you @amandafairey for your leadership with the Library Foundation. Don't forget to support your local libraries! - Shepard
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    The Shrine is coming out with their new EP, "Cruel World" on May 3rd! If you're in Los Angeles, come celebrate with us at their record release on April 19th at the House of Machines! The Paranoyds and Cat Scan will be opening, and I'll be dj'ing, along with Judith Preist and Tony Accosta. It'll be a fun night, hope to see you there! - Shepard⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ Visit the link in bio for tickets and more info.
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    Music is something that I’ve been passionate about since I was a kid. I love the accessibility of music; it is democratic in a way that most visual art is not. In fact, I emulate the music model in the ways that I disseminate my visual art. Happy #RecordStoreDay, go visit your local record store and have fun digging! - Shepard⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ From the archives: ⁣ Obey Highest Standards, 2006⁣ Screenprint and collage on album cover⁣ 12.25 x 12.5 inches⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ #obey #obeygiant #recordstoreday #shepardfairey #archive⁣ ⁣
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    Punk rock band OFF! @offofficial is making a movie called "Watermelon” and according to their lead singer Keith Morris (original singer for Black Flag and the Circle Jerks), it deals with the band breaking up and then getting back together to combat evil forces in the world! I’ll be doing a piece of art for their Kickstarter soon in the same spirit of this collab I did with them in 2014. Support them at their campaign page (link in bio). -Shepard
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    I created this ‘Lead by Example’ ADOPT print back in 2009. The project started as a commemoration of the historic day that a dog adopted from a shelter or rescue group took up residence in the White House, but it then became a plea for everyone to ‘Lead by Example!' The directive was a ‘call to action’ to raise awareness for the plight of shelter animals nationwide. I partnered with Adopt-a-Pet.com to get the millions of great shelter animals to be seen, saved and into loving homes. Proceeds from the print purchases went entirely towards these efforts. It was and still is my hope today that this piece inspires people to become advocates for these animals. These animals urgently need us! - Shepard ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Happy #NationalPetDay. Please visit @adoptapetcom to learn more about their organization. #obey #obeygiant #shepardfairey #adopt
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    I attended the Cesar Chavez Legacy Awards last Thursday in Los Angeles. Thank you @chavezfoundation for making me one of the Honorees, alongside California Secretary of State Alex Padilla @alexpadilla4ca, NPR’S Lulu Garcia-Navarro, cartoonist and activist Lalo Alcaraz @laloalcaraz1, and civil rights activist Sylvia Mendez @sylviamendez82. I was honored to stand next to those who have inspired and transformed our communities. Viva la causa! - Shepard
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    I'm excited that my art will be on view at the group exhibition, "From the World, Made in Lisboa," starting this Friday, April 12th in Lisbon! Thank you @underdogs_gallery for including my works in this show. If you're in Portugal, I hope you can make it! - Shepard⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Visit the link in bio for more details.
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    My #DamagedApp with @vrtventures is nominated for a Webby Award (@thewebbyawards) under the Art & Experimental category! I’m excited that the app allows art fans around the world to experience my largest solo fine art exhibition to date in a profoundly powerful way through VR and AR, especially those who weren’t able to make it to Los Angeles where it was on view in 2017. The Damaged App is FREE to download on the App Store and Google Play through the end of the month! Check it out and vote for it if you dig it! Thanks to @juxtapozmag for all the support. - Shepard⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣⠀⁣ PLEASE VOTE THROUGH THE LINK IN BIO BY 4/18!
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    AMERICAN CIVICS AVAILABLE TUESDAY, APRIL 9TH @ 10 AM PDT AT OBEYGIANT.COM! Jim Marshall documented some of the most important historical and cultural moments in our country. I was honored to collaborate with his iconic images and my aim was to amplify them by bringing something new with my style, but also remain true to the emotions that Jim captured. The "American Civics" series was the first-ever collaboration between me and Jim Marshall's estate, and the series focuses on voting rights, gun control, prison reform, income inequality, and workers’ rights. The art I created for American Civics gives a face to social justice issues, to cultivate dialogue and encourage a vigorous push for solutions to societal problems. As part of this series, the "American Civics" exhibition was on view at @subliminalprojects in 2016, but now these prints will be available online! These prints are extremely limited, and are produced at a higher quality than my usual prints; all 30 x 40 inches, 4-color serigraph on varnished 100% cotton rag archival paper. A portion of proceeds from each print will go to corresponding charities. Check it out! - Shepard⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣⠀ Mass Incarceration. A portion of proceeds will benefit @cut50 and the Jim Marshall Fellowship at UC Berkeley.⁣⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣⠀ Gun Culture. A portion of proceeds will benefit @calibercollection and the Jim Marshall Fellowship at UC Berkeley.⁣⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣⠀ Workers’ Rights. A portion of proceeds will benefit United Farm Workers Foundation and the Jim Marshall Fellowship at UC Berkeley.⁣⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣⠀ Two Americas. A portion of proceeds will benefit @nokidhungry and the Jim Marshall Fellowship at UC Berkeley.⁣⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣⠀ Voting Rights. A portion of proceeds will benefit the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. @naacp_ldf and the Jim Marshall Fellowship at UC Berkeley.⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Visit the link in bio for FULL print details and more info!⁣
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    I had a great time djing and hanging out with everyone at the opening reception of #Rotary last night! I'm happy to see the works of @russpope, @groteskito, and @hanaiyusuke currently at the gallery. Rotary will be on view at @subliminalprojects Wednesday - Saturday, 12pm - 6pm through May 18th. If you’re in LA, come by and check it out! - Shepard ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #subliminalprojects #losangeles #echopark
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    I like seeing art in public spaces instead of just in galleries and museums. The freedom of putting work up on the street without asking for permission is very exhilarating for me. - Shepard⁣⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣⠀ #throwback #streetart #obey #obeygiant #shepardfairey
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    Our collaboration with @obeyclothing x @invaderwashere will be dropping tomorrow, April 5th on obeyclothing.com! Visit the link in bio to learn more from @hypebeast. - Shepard
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    I'm spending lots of time at the studio this week for the #OBEYGIANT 30th anniversary… top secret stuff... but I guess it’s pretty easy to see what series this colorway is from!? - Shepard⁣
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    If you're in LA this Saturday, be sure to check out the opening reception of #Rotary - an exhibition of new works by @groteskito, @russpope, and @hanaiyusuke, curated by Russ Pope. These three influential artists and lauded figures in skate, surf, and art & design culture will come together to create an exhibition showcasing how their diverse aesthetics and multi-dimensional lives intersect, landing them in the same lane on the rotary.⁣ I'll be djing that night, and so will @chopperdave. Complimentary drinks and valet will be provided. Don't miss it! - Shepard⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣⁣⁣⠀⁣ Visit the link in bio to RSVP to the opening reception on April 6th, 7pm - 10pm at @subliminalprojects.
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