As a collector/geek of late 90′s early 00′s celebrity portraits by Shepard Fairey, I couldn’t not mention this auction on ebay. The auction is for a 1/1 set of 5 screenprints on metal featuring John, Paul, Andre, and Ringo, plus a title slide. Bidding is at $18,000 right now, and the auction closes on Thursday, October 15th.
See the auction here
Available today at a random moment in time is Shepard Fairey’s latest print, Sticker Kit. It’s a very informative print, even giving you the stats of running your own small time magazine, Peel, which is who the profits of this print will go to.
“Dave and Holly Combs are wonderful people as well as the founders of PEEL Zine. They took the risk of following their artistic passion and have paid the price of losing their home. I created this print with and for them to raise money to help with their huge debt. PEEL has helped to support and grow the street art community and I believe they deserve to have the favor returned. Profits from this print go to help the Combs family. Please help out.”
Edition of 450, 18×24, S/N, $50, buy it here
Aw yeah. Available today at a random moment in time is this Jaws Wave print by Shepard Fairey that we had hinted at before. Buy it here when it’s available.
One of the perks of being a successful artist? Being able to make time to go DJ in other countries in front of large audiences.
more info here
Shepard Fairey’s Jaws Wave. Float this in a nice white frame, shadow boxed, business. The print is based off a painting Jaws Wave, which Shepard Fairey completed for the Surfrider 25th Anniversary Gala.
I don’t know where to begin except to just paste these details below about the Shepard Fairey x Michael Jordan x Upper Deck Print Collection.
“The initial offering consisting of just the high-end, 26” x 36” silk-screened master prints signed by both Jordan and Fairey (limited to 50 versions each) for $4,499.99 collectively. For anyone who purchases the three-part master print series, they will receive the same edition number in the limited-to-50 series for each print (UNC, Bulls and the HOF induction). Additionally, on Sept 17th the three-part sets signed by Fairey-only, which also measure 26” wide x 36” high and are limited to 123 apiece, go on sale for $1,349.99 collectively.
On Sept 22nd, individual versions of the dual-signed master prints will go on sale for $1,499.99 each, with the Fairey-only signed versions also being made available for $499.99 apiece. Lastly, on Tuesday, Sept. 29, an 18” wide x 24” high Fairey-signed print that’s limited to 523 will be made available. Complete sets of the three single-signed, 18″ x 24″ prints will retail for $215.99 each with individual pieces listed for $79.99.”
More info at Obey Giant
Available today (9/15) at a random time is Shepard Fairey’s latest print, Global Warning. There’s a lot going on here.
Edition of 450, $45, 18″ x 24″, signed and numbered.
Available this Wednesday through Iconoclast Editions is the third variation of Shepard Fairey’s soupcan. While it is a great looking print, it’s rather odd and big brother that the only way you can get the print is by using a password, and that the password is only available through twitter or facebook.
Soup Can III, 2009
Hand printed silkscreen and pencil on manila acid free archival paper
20 x 16 inches
Edition of 200
Numbered and signed by the artist
More info here
This 24″ x 36″ beauty is releasing at a random time today (9/1). No rush though, it’s signed and in an open edition. Only $35
For this weeks upcoming Sea No Evil Art Show, Shepard Fairey created this portrait of the Sea Shepherd founder Bob Watson.
About Sea Shepherd
“Established in 1977, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) is an international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organization. Our mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world’s oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species.”
The piece will also be available as a print which means more means of support for the conservation society.
more info here
Available at a random point in time today. This is like printing money for a charity, as all proceeds from this print will go to Rush Arts.
$50, Signed and Numbered Edition of 450
“I chose to illustrate this image of two girls knitting (in a Rush Arts program) because I think it really captures the idea that learning art in schools is about more than crayon drawings, it’s about creativity, something that transcends all class and race boundaries. I think the joy of making something is universal, and it’s an opportunity that every kid should have.”
In preparation of Supply & Demand moving to the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Shepard Fairey has been gracing the Iron City with new murals. In a display of tech-saavy resourcefulness, a google map has been created to spotlight mural locations for all computer literate Yinzers. Pretty handy
see the map here
Apparently, after some sandblasting and the application of anti-graffiti coating, Studio Number One is becoming a buff spot.
Shepard Fairey was quoted through an email saying…
“When graff seeped into the raw brick it was very difficult to clean, the building is historic and I love and want to protect the brick. The city was never any help with removal. Graffiti is par for the course.”
Well, it is a nice looking building.
via, The Eastsider LA
Shepard Fairey‘s Defiant Youth.
This year, students arriving at Northeastern University’s International Village will have quite a feast for their eyes. A huge 20′ x 12′ mural by Shepard Fairey has been newly installed inside the dorm as part of an effort to “showcase the university’s commitment to creative expression.” Whatever the case, it’s a great move on both parties parts as the result is new fans for everybody.
Read more here and see a video of the installation after the jump
I just happened to be at the ICA today in Boston to catch the Obey show show, you still have time. Anyway. while I am walking the show, I bump into the artist himself. The pretty cool thing he was giving a tour to a group of students. He is and has always been a nice guy. If your in Boston make sure to hit the ICA.
At 3pm EST today, bidding ends on Shepard Fairey’s Close Knit.
“I chose to illustrate this image of two girls knitting (in a Rush Arts Education program) because I think it really captures the idea that learning art in schools is about more than crayon drawings — it’s about creativity, something that transcends all class and race boundaries. I think the joy of making something is universal, and it’s an opportunity that every kid should have.”
Close Knit, 2009
Spray Painted Stencil & Mixed Media Collage on Canvas
44″ x 60″
Presently the bidding is at $28,500, you can view the lot here
This post is as much about Shepard Fairey as it is about STAGES 09. Seriously to the folks that put this on, from the gallery presentation and artists to the branding and internet presence, great job. What you’ve done is a model for what others should do. And on top of it all, an excellent cause.
Have a look around the STAGES 09 site and enjoy.