Posts Tagged ‘Shepard Fairey’

THE BEST OF ART BASEL SWITZERLAND 2015

June 24, 2015  |  art  |  No Comments

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Art Basel Miami might be the art world's collective excuse to get puking drunk, throw money at strippers, pass out in a banana hammock on the beach (and look at art) in the middle of winter, but the annual OG Art Basel in—where else—Basel, Switzerland is a Read More

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STREET LIFE | SHEPARD FAIREY & ARYZ GO BIG IN DETROIT

May 26, 2015  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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Detroit has long been an expansive and abandoned wasteland covered in primitive wall scribbling and gang graffiti, but in the past few years its become a mecca of street art and an outdoor gallery for the world's top talent. To crown that distinction, Shepard Fairey—in town for Read More

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FIRST LOOK | SHEPARD FAIREY’S PRINTED MATTERS AT LIBRARY STREET COLLECTIVE, DETROIT

May 26, 2015  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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At this point, the world's most prolific street artist needs no introduction or analysis. Simply put, Shepard Fairey is the AC/DC of street art;  the Metallica of Graffiti; the Taylor Swift of streetwear. His fan base is legion, and at a time when he could do a show anywhere in the world, it's nice to see the Read More

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TECH | GOOGLE MAPS GLOBAL GRAFFITI WITH THE STREET ART PROJECT

June 18, 2014  |  Streets, Tech  |  Comments Off

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The best and worst part about street art is that it's temporary. Its the ephemeral nature of the medium that gives it a sense of immediacy but makes the movement incredibly difficult to archive—until now. In an effort to document the global street art phenomenon, the Google Cultural Institute has just launched The Street Art Project, a rapidly expanding Read More

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FIRST LOOK | SHEPARD FAIREY’S “THE INSISTENT IMAGE” WITH JASPER JOHNS AT THE HALSEY INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART

May 25, 2014  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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South Carolina native Shepard Fairey proved once and for all to his hometown that crime pays when he commandeered Charleston's Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art last week for the opening of his academically titled exhibition,  Read More

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FAIR PLAY | THE SUPERTOUCH ART BASEL HONG KONG 2014 RECAP

May 21, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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This year's annual installment of Art Basel Hong Kong wrapped up last week, eating up all the spare change in Asia at the same time the Frieze fair and giant sales at Christie's, Sotheby's, and Phillips looted the pockets of New York's ruling class in a giant global art market money grab. Of course, the usual suspects were Read More

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BEST IN SHOW: ART BASEL HONG KONG RECAP

May 28, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Art Basel is always the place to see and be seen in the art world and that experience expanded to the newest frontier of the global art market when the first annual Art Basel Hong Kong opened there last week. Focused in the single largest growth market for the art world, Basel HK featured a better mix of Western and Eastern artists  than normal fairs with Asian artists like Takashi Murakami, Yoshitomo Nara, and Yayoi Kusama maintaining a large presence alongside the big money Western artists like Warhol, Basquiat, Ruscha, Prince, and Koons Read More

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TRUSTO CORP IN THE STREETS, IN THE SUPERMARKET, AND AT LEBASSE PROJECTS: “THE FUTURE IS BLIGHT”

April 22, 2013  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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The international crew of culture jammers, street artists, graffitists, and general ne'er-do-wells known as Trusto Crop made the city of Los Angeles their home base of operations in 2013. To celebrate, the band of outsiders initiated a full court press of subversive diatribe in the streets and supermarkets of LA with an allegorical street art and guerilla cereal box campaign leading up to their crowning achievement, the opening of Trusto's first West Coast gallery show, "The Future is Blight" at Lebasse Projects in Culver City on April 13th. Read More

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POP LIFE: TRISTAN EATON x SHEPARD FAIREY’S “OBEY CEREAL” FOR TRUSTO CORP

April 10, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Street art comrades-in-arms Shepard Fairey and Tristan Eaton have teamed up for the Trusto Corp Collective on a collaborative edition of "Obey Flavor" Trusto Cereal, to be featured as a centerpiece of the forthcoming Trusto art show, "The Future is Blight," opening at LA's Lebasse Projects Gallery on Saturday, April 13th. Read More

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KENNY SCHARF’S NEW GRAFFITI COVERED LOCKHEED JETSTAR FOR THE ARIZONA BONEYARD PROJECT

April 5, 2013  |  art, Video  |  Comments Off

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The latest addition to curator Eric Firestone's Phoenix, Arizona-based Boneyard Project is a giant vintage Lockheed Jetstar covered in the trademark bright graffiti stylings of NYC Pop Art legend Kenny Scharf. For those not familiar with the Boneyard, it's a massive plot of desert land populated by vintage jets rescued from salvage yards and converted into "art planes" by a wide-ranging cast of art world anti-heroes including Shepard Fairey, Retna, Faile, and Richard Prince, to name a few. Read More

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