NEWS///SHEPARD FAIREY SELLS HIMSELF FOR CHARITY

February 26, 2010  |  art, Charity Case, News, Shepard Fairey  |  Comments Off

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All hooker jokes aside, ST buddy SHEPARD FAIREY is currently auctioning off his services as a portrait artist on CHARITYBUZZ.COM, with all proceeds from the sale going to benefit THE ART OF ELYSIUM, a nonprofit organization that encourages actors and artists to donate their time to children battling serious medical conditions. The winning bidder (currently at $4,250 with almost six days to go) will have their portrait created by the Obama campaign artist sometime between July–August 2010. Reports that Sarah Palin is currently the top bidder remain unconfirmed. An original artwork by Fairey, "Burmese Monk," is also currently for sale on the site with proceeds benefitting the charity. In January, Shep was celebrated as the year's "visionary" at the Art of Elysium’s "Heaven" charity gala party. Bid now...

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LA///NEWS///MARK RYDEN RELEASES $6K MoCA BENEFIT PRINT

December 8, 2008  |  art, Art & Commerce, Charity Case, LA, News  |  Comments Off

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Mark Ryden's "Silence"

Reclusive art star and loyal MoCA supporter MARK RYDEN has just released his most unusual and expensive print to date in an effort to raise funds for the financially struggling LA art institution. Titled "Silence," and echoing the visual style of traditional Eastern landscape painting, the 24" x 18," eleven-color fine serigraph is a perfect reproduction of a new Ryden painting created especially for this exclusive print. Meticulously crafted by the fine print-makers at PRESSURE PRINTING using carefully dyed and aged handmade paper from Bhutan "Silence" is embossed with a beautifully hand-sculpted bee and printer’s chop. The edition of 50 framed pieces is numbered and signed by Mark Ryden and includes a certificate of authenticity. Available for $6,000 per print with all proceeds directly benefiting MoCA, the piece can be obtained only by contacting MoCA support programs manager Michelle Bernardin at 213-633-5318, or mbernardin@moca.org. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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TEXAS///LANCE ARMSTRONG x SHEPARD FAIREY IN LIVESTRONG’S RIDE FOR THE ROSES

October 22, 2008  |  art, Charity Case, Lance Armstrong, Livestrong, News, Texas  |  Comments Off

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To commemorate the LIVESTRONG foundation's most important cycling fundraiser, the RIDE FOR THE ROSES—an annual ride in its 12th year whose participants raise a minimum of $10,000 each to benefit the organization's fight against cancer—Supertouch has paired the event's frontman LANCE ARMSTRONG with artist SHEPARD FAIREY to create some imagery worthy of the challenge. An extremely limited-edition poster bearing Shepard's rendition of Lance on a recent training run for the Tour de France 2009 has been screened as a gift for attending riders at the Austin event while seven handmade fine art renditions of the image signed by both Lance and Shepard will be auctioned off on eBay to benefit the charity at the event's conclusion on October 26th. Stay tuned to ST for more details to come…

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CHARITY CASE///BEAUTIFUL LOSERS NIKE DUNKS ON AUCTION BLOCK TO BENEFIT CHILDREN’S AID SOCIETY

September 3, 2008  |  Art & Commerce, Beautiful Losers, Charity Case, Exclusive, News, Nike  |  Comments Off

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