TMZ catches up with Shepard Fairey and his wife Amanda in the airport.
Shepard Fairey, Juke Box Large Format Print. Getting one of these framed would be dominating.
Serigraph, Signed and Numbered Edition of 40. Printed on 100% cotton rag archival paper with deckled edges, 42 x 42 inches.
Available tomorrow (5/3)
Profits from Dark Wave/Rising Sun will go to the Japanese Red Cross.
18 x 24″ Screen Print. Signed and numbered Edition of 700. $60.
Never doubt the man’s ability for designing beautiful posters.
Available through donation here
This Sunday, Henry Rollins turns 50. To celebrate, Shepard Fairey has taken a Geln E. Friedman image of Rolins during his Black Flag days and posterized it. It’ll be available this Sunday in an edition of 450 that is signed by Fairey, Rollins, and Friedman.
Dang, really liking this print a lot. POW(ER) will be available as a print tomorrow (11/4) at a random time.
Here is a brief explanation of the POW(ER) print. I was asked by my longtime friends at PAPER magazine to guest edit their art issue. I gladly accepted, and the issue should be out later in Nov. In the issue my friend and PAPER editor Carlo McCormick, who wrote an essay for my book “Supply And Demand”, wrote a fantastic essay about the evolution of visual culture from Pop Art to street art, and the impact of the internet and media saturation. To illustrate Carlo’s essay I created the POW(ER) image. The image is an homage to influential Pop Artist Roy Lichtenstein, who appropriated and re-painted comic frames often transforming them in meaning and context. I have often described my art as a fusion of Pop Art, street art, and political art. I utilize the platform created by Pop Art, but I try to take my work even more directly to the people. Like Pop artists before me, I utilize a vocabulary of familiar cultural visual references. In fact, after I conceived of the POW(ER) image and did some further research on Lichtenstein, I discovered an image he had made of a woman holding a can of spray paint or hairspray. The image looked familiar to me, because a few years ago I re-illustrated the same piece of clip art that Lichtenstein referenced for his spray paint/hair spray painting. The connection was was too serendipitous to ignore and I proceeded to create the POW(ER) image. For me, street art has always been about populism and emPOWERment. The recent embrace of street art in the art world as a legitimate genre demonstrates the power of accessible, relatable imagery, and in many ways builds upon the triumphs of Pop Art. Check out the PAPER issue when it comes out to read Carlo’s excellent essay.
Available tomorrow 9/10 at a random time
John Lennon lookin’ real whiskery and catlike in this new print from Shepard Fairey.
Available Tuesday, July 27th at a random time. A portion of the proceeds go to the NRDC.
The title of this print “Moon Over Biloxi” is a tribute to the Dead Kennedy’s song “Moon Over Marin”. In 1984 I picked up maybe my 4th punk record which was the 2nd Dead Kennedy’s album “Plastic Surgery Disasters”. The album is a great listen all the way through and includes some blistering tunes like “Riot” and “Bleed For Me” laced with social commentary. The surprise song though is “Moon Over Marin”… detractors have called it the Dead Kennedy’s “U2″ song, but I disagree. “Moon Over Marin” is more melodic than most DK, but juxtaposed with the darkness of the lyrics, the song evokes a powerful sense of existential melancholy. I think the concept that struck me, and stuck with me, is that our disrespect of each other and the planet may doom us , but things will continue without us. I think it is healthy to recognize impermanence, but also to appreciate the value of the ephemeral. Moonlight, real or electric, will probably be around, but what it will be casting light on is the real question. There will always be a moon over Biloxi.
We are pleased to present our 50th installment of Sound Advice featuring Shepard Fairey. Shepard is a Los Angeles-based Artist.
Sound Advice 50
01. Bring The Noise by Public Enemy
02. God Save The Queen by Sex Pistols
03. The Magnificent Seven by The Clash
04. Rise Above by Black Flag
05. Ziggy Stardust by David Bowie
06. Do You Realize? by The Flaming Lips
07. Rockaway Beach by The Ramones
08. Children’s Story by Slick Rick
09. Search and Destroy by The Stooges
10. Freedom of Choice by Devo
11. Subterranean Homesick Blues by Bob Dylan
12. Paranoid Android by Radiohead
13. Jeepster by T. Rex
14. Folsom Prison Blues by Johnny Cash
15. Panic by The Smiths
While most won’t be able to access the fine art for sale in his upcoming show May Day at Deitch Projects, Shepard Fairey has always been a man of the people. Available the night of the opening will be a limited release of the prints above (Haring, Basquiat, Strummer, Ali, Debbie Harry, and Iggy Pop) and to quote Shepard himself “Don’t worry the prices will be reasonable.”