Posts Tagged ‘Obama’

NEWS///ART & POLITIKS///SHEPARD FAIREY CREATES OBAMA COVER FOR NEW TIME MAG “PERSON OF THE YEAR” ISSUE

December 17, 2008  |  art, Graffiti, News, Obama, Politiks, Shepard Fairey, Street Art  |  Comments Off

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Shep's Obama "Person of the Year" update...

It's been a massive year for Supertouch's own SHEPARD FAIREY who proved—incredibly—that a street artist with a lengthy arrest record could indeed brand the most revolutionary presidential campaign of modern times with iconic imagery born of the underground. Now, against seemingly even greater odds (and we mean bigger odds than being named one of GQ Magazine's "Men of the Year"), Shep's created the cover art for TIME MAGAZINE's new PERSON OF THE YEAR issue featuring President Elect BARACK OBAMA that also features a hilarious & long-lost photo shoot with the Big O during his college years in the '80s. In the words of Time: "Our cover portrait is by the street artist Shepard Fairey, whose roots are in the skateboarding world and whose early poster of then Senator Obama became the great populist image of the campaign. With this cover, Fairey has now created a new iconic image of the President-elect — a rich, multilayered poster that echoes but then expands on his original." Click HERE to read the interview.

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Barry O's '80s moment...


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NEWS///STREET POLITIKS///OBAMA GETS UP ON BANKSY IN NEW ORLEANS

December 9, 2008  |  art, Art Crimes, Banksy, Graffiti, New Orleans, News, Street Art  |  Comments Off

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Barack Obama does, in fact, have a posse, it seems...

We never thought it would come to this, but it seems BARACK OBAMA's street team has confronted UK street art phenom BANKSY head-on in a battle for the streets of NEW ORLEANS where the Bristol Bad Boy recently made a well-publicized art run. You're up, Banks...

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Banksy's post-Katrina, pre-Obama original...

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MIAMI///POLITIKS///OBAMA DOES ART BASEL

December 8, 2008  |  art, Art & Commerce, Art Basel, Miami, News, Obama  |  Comments Off

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Capturing Yan Pei-Ming's Obama for posterity & Shepard Fairey's fine art tribute to the king...

Throughout the seemingly endless sea of imagery, from good to bad, high to low, one of the most consistent themes of this year's ART BASEL was none other than President #44-to-be, BARACK OBAMA, by a slew of artists no doubt hoping to cash in on some of the last vestiges of hope most Americans have left to cling to. Here's a brief recap of some of the visual homages. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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NEWS///POLITIKS///BARACK OBAMA’S FIRST INTERVIEW AS PRESIDENT-ELECT

November 17, 2008  |  News, Obama  |  Comments Off

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"Actually, I told George W that I was moving in this week..."

It's hard to believe it's already been two weeks since BARACK OBAMA sent the sexy Sarah Palin train off the rails, and last nite he gave his first interview as President Elect on OG news institution 60 MINUTES. Download a podcast HERE. Most importantly, hang onto your pennies and keep your fingers crossed...


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ART & POLITIKS///VISIONARY ARTIST ALEX GREY PORTRAYS OBAMA’S “UNIVERSAL MIND”

November 14, 2008  |  art, News, NYC, Obama, Politiks  |  Comments Off

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Obama reveals his new next-level homeland defense plan...

Painting prodigy/acid traveler/psychedelic visionary ALEX GREY celebrated BARACK OBAMA's groundbreaking victory by depicting the president elect's "universal mind" in a new portrait now on display at Grey's personal museum in NYC, the CHAPEL OF SACRED MIRRORS. Given Obama's admittedly "experimental" teenage years, we think a more apt homage could not be had. For a step-by-step look at the work's creation, READ ON: Read More

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NEWS///POLITIKS///SMITHSONIAN IN TALKS TO ACQUIRE SHEPARD FAIREY OBAMA PORTRAIT

November 13, 2008  |  art, Art & Commerce, News, Obama, Politiks, Shepard Fairey  |  Comments Off

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Barry O lookin smooth in Denver...

If the SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION has its way, a giant fine art version of SHEPARD FAIREY's iconic portrait of the now-president elect BARACK OBAMA will enter the collection of its NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY as the first official fine art rendering of the future president. The only hitch? Money. The $75,000 price tag for the piece, which was created by Fairey as the centerpiece of his "Manifest Hope" Obama art show that took place in Denver during this year's DNC, must be raised through donations, though word on the street is that the museum is close to meeting this figure. As if having a street artist with a criminal record branding a presidential campaign weren't enough, this move can definitely be filed under the headers of "Hope," and "Progress."

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Shepard Fairey is now unarrestable. No personal security detail yet, though...

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NEWS///POLITIKS///SHEPARD FAIREY CELEBRATES OBAMA WIN AND GOES BIG ON CBS NEWS

November 11, 2008  |  art, News, Obama, Politiks, Shepard Fairey  |  Comments Off

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It was a long wait to get that word on there...

BARACK OBAMA fans everywhere are still bathing in the afterglow of what seemed like an impossible victory last week for the man from Chicago. Outpourings of joy and support have been incredibly vocal, coast-to-coast, as the enormity of the accomplishment sets in. It’s a fact not lost on Obama's campaign artist SHEPARD FAIREY, who has just created the two celebratory prints incorporating his celebrated Obama portrait art shown here. Printed in conjunction with MoveOn.org, the 24" x 36" prints are available now in a limited edition of 5,000, (both signed and unsigned) and can be purchased by clicking HERE. Meanwhile, as the rest of the news media was celebrating the enormity of Obama's achievement, CBS NEWS took time out to interview the man behind the campaign artwork that proved an iconic image for the ultimate candidate of political change. We're expecting Shepard's appointment to the position of "First Artist" any day now...

In other OBAMA news, the first internet-savvy president elect has created a new website, Change.gov, to keep the public abreast of his day-to-day. We were expecting a twitter account, but it seems we'll just have to wait.

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THEY’RE GONNA BUILD A BASKETBALL COURT IN THE WHITE HOUSE

November 5, 2008  |  News, Obama, Politiks  |  Comments Off

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"Yeah, kid, Jordan's ok, but he ain't president..."

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TOYBOX///POLITIKS///RON ENGLISH’S “ABRAHAM OBAMA” BUST DROPS ON ELECTION DAY

November 5, 2008  |  art, Art & Commerce, News, Obama, Politiks, Pop Life, Toybox  |  Comments Off

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Even better than that crusy Beethoven bust you've got on your piano...

Supertouch's resident Popagandist and billboard liberator RON ENGLISH put "Abraham Obama," his incredibly unique hybrid portrait of BARACK OBAMA and ABRAHAM LINCOLN into play early in the Big O's presidential campaign via a massive series of eye-catching posters wheatpasted, guerilla-style, across the walls of America's urban centers. To commemorate the unique nature of today's presidential election, MINDSTYLE TOYS has dropped their collaborative homage with Mr. English in the form of a gleaming white 16" vinyl bust of "Abraham Obama," sculpted by Vin Teng in a limited edition of 50 pieces. Retailing at $200 USD, the piece is available for order exclusively through Mindstyle.com. Don't sleep. And more importantly, don't forget to vote...

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"Abraham Obama" rolls hard in the streets of Beantown

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Uncle Jam Ronnie wants YOU to vote for McCain—as performance art...

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***VOTE!***

November 4, 2008  |  Obama, Politiks  |  Comments Off

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