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...
Friday was a big nite in the Midwest when SHEPARD FAIREY's Ohio installment of his traveling retrospective "Supply & Demand" opened at the CINCINNATI CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER and shattered the institution's all-time attendance record.Read More
The Midwest leg of ST buddy SHEPARD FAIREY's epic "Supply and Demand" retrospective opens this Friday at Cincinnati's CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER (CAC), but in the meantime, our boy is out on the streets of Cin City doing what he does best (and we don't mean getting arrested)...
Shep's new CAC exhibition print available this Friday only at the opening...
What has to be the final nail in the “Street Art” coffin was driven in last weekend by none other than MR. BRAINWASH (aka: “The Christian Audigier of Street Art”) when he opened his massive, self-produced “Icons” show in a rented space (which, ironically, was once a real art gallery, pre-recession) in the heart of Chelsea. As the subject of Brit Street Art king Banksy’s recent docu-parody film, “Exit Through The Gift Shop,” MBW has been the focus of much hype and speculation as his presence finally seeps into the fairly muddy stream of mainstream consciousness. Last week’s Wall Street Journal article articulated this particularly well:Read More
Stephen Colbert has urged his Nation to download this poster now and plaster Vancouver with it. Just don't call him to bail you outta jail...
Conservative talk phenomenon STEPHEN COLBERT is on his way to the as-yet snowless 2010 OLYMPIC games in Vancouver (home of the "Iceholes") to watch his "Team Colbert" speed skaters careen towards victory, and former show guest and ST buddy SHEPARD FAIREY has been commissioned to commemorate the event:
|The Colbert Report||Mon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c|
|Sign Off - See You in Vancouver|
|The Colbert Report||Mon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c|
Colbert sticks it to the "Iceholes" in the street...
Shepard Fairey took a break from the turntables to hang with Weezer's Brian Bell, while beauty echoed beauty elsewhere in the gallery...
SHEPARD FAIREY's Echo Park hotspot, SUBLIMINAL PROJECTS played host to the opening of a show of new works by comrades-in-arms ANDREAS GUERRERO and ALBERT REYES on Saturday nite, proving to be the undisputed bright spot of an otherwise gloomy weekend in the Southland. Showcasing his typical demented teenage Hessian detention room drawing style, Reyes produced an unfailingly funny array of new offerings and prints featuring subjects as diverse as Obama, Ghandi, Woody Allen, and Iron Maiden muse Eddie. Guerrero, conversely, consturcted much of his skull-centric imagery from layers of collaged currency which appeared to be angular homages to Damien Hirst's Calavera spin paintings. Above all, the show proved that Subliminal's dedication to presenting good emerging art at great prices will make it one of the last galleries standing when this bleak economic crisis finally runs its long, dark, demonic course. HAVE A LOOK: Read More
ST buddy SHEPARD FAIREY has teamed up with his STUDIO NUMBER ONE (creaters of the "Hope For Haiti" CD cover) designers CLEON PETERSON and CASEY RYDER to create a new poster for HAITI relief based on a photo by TAO RUSPOLI. The $50 signed and numbered edition goes on sale at an unannounced time on Friday, February 5th at Obeygiant.com, with all proceeds from the sales going to ARTISTS FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE:
"Artists for Peace and Justice (APJ), established in early 2009, is a fundraising effort founded by Paul Haggis and friends that encourages peace and social justice and addresses issues of poverty and enfranchisement in communities around the world. Over the past year, APJ has directed its efforts to raising enough funds to fully sponsor three schools in Haiti in support of the initiatives of Father Rick Frechette and his team. These schools aren’t just a place to learn but provide for a hot meal, clean water and a chance at the future to children who desperately need it. Following the devastating earthquake in Haiti, APJ has focused its efforts on raising much needed dollars for emergency aid in the ravaged country that is only a few hours from our shores."
By now it's no secret that JEFFREY DEITCH is closing shop in downtown NYC to head West for the sunnier confines of the MoCA Director's office, starting June 1st. That leaves SHEPARD FAIREY's upcoming portrait show as the farewell exhibition at one of the city's most legendary and influential commercial art institutions in the city's history.Read More
ST's own SHEPARD FAIREY has teamed up with his design studio STUDIO NUMBER ONE to create and release a signature T-Shirt to raise money for Haitian relief. Priced at $15 and available through CAFE PRESS, 100% of the shirt's proceeds with benefit UNICEF, which provides direct aid to displaced Haitian children an helps reunite orphaned children with their family members.
***Please don't forget you can contribute funds immediately to the RED CROSS by texting "HAITI" to 90999 to donate $10 to their relief efforts in Haiti.
Supertouch buddy LANCE ARMSTRONG has added his custom SHEPARD FAIREY-designed TREK Madone cycle into rotation as he rides in the 100th edition of the legendary GIRO D'ITALIA race in support of teammate LEVI LEIPHEIMER. With a matching Shepard Fairey-designed brain bucket to boot, Lance is sporting a coordinated ensemble that even Bruno would give an enthusiastic "Ach ja."
*Watch live feed of the Giro daily HERE...