Shepard Fairey Tuesday: “A very different kind of portrait”

Wendy Wick Reaves, curator at the National Portrait Gallery, breaks down Shepard Fairey’s Obama Hope piece in this new video from the National Portrait Gallery. I would’ve never thought of Oriental Orange as a color until now. Wendy could tuck me in and describe all the artwork on my walls to me nightly. You go curator lady!  Now to whoever did the camerawork and editing, better luck next time.

Shepard Fairey creates the cover of Woodstock Experience


This is a pretty dope box set produced by Genesis Publications that even features an original ticket to Woodstock.  Limited to 1000.

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Shepard Fairey Tuesday: Obey x Patagonia


How fresh is that logo?

Shepard Fairey Tuesday: Obey Windmill for Green Energy Initiatives


Wind Farms, the future of America. Is harvesting energy from the air we breathe going to be the answer?  Only time will tell but, I’ll put some cheddar on it.  Shepard Fairey’s latest print Obey Windmill, was created “with the hope that it will be part of some Green Energy Initiatives in the near future.”  Whatever the case, it is nice shift towards fine(r) art, especially with the lack of Obey branding anywhere. Available today, June 3oth at a random time.  Edition of 450, 18″ x 24″ signed and numbered.  $45

Shepard Fairey Tuesday: Alva Frontside


Shepard Fairey’s latest print release was adapted from a great photo of Tony Alva by Wynn Miller.  Originally released in a small quantity at the opening of The Detournements of Wynn Miller, the print comes in two colorways (yellow after the jump) each in an edition of 250. The $80 price tag takes into consideration that it was signed by all three.  Available randomly today (6/23)

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This is tomorrow, so if you haven’t RSVP’d you should probably do so. Check out some installation shots here

Arkitip + Shepard Fairey
Issue edition release and installations
1520 N. Cahuenga Blvd Suite 10
Los Angeles, CA 90028

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Shepard Fairey Tuesday: Duality of Humanity 5


This is a good looking print.  The fifth in the Duality of Humanity series and fourth in collaboration with Al Rockoff, DOH 5 is in an edition 0f 450 and will retail at $50 at some time today (6/16).

Shepard Fairey’s Soupcan II


We don’t call this Shepard Fairey Tuesday for nothing.  Along with the news of Shepard moving to Deitch Projects, and the print with Martha Cooper, comes word from Iconoclast about this Soup Can print above.  Soup Can II is the second in a series of four Soup Cans they will release with Shepard Fairey.  Measuring 16″ x 20″ in an edition of 200, the Hand printed silkscreen will obviously become a collectors item at retail price of $350, now $450 (looks like they’re pricing them like photographs).

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Shepard Fairey x Martha Cooper: Defiant Youth


Available at some point today is a new collaborative print between Shepard Fairey and Martha Cooper titled Defiant Youth.  The print comes in an Edition of 450, measures 18″ x 24″, is Signed and Numbered, and will cost $55 (for a brief moment in time). What a great year for Martha Cooper!

Shepard Fairey Tuesday: Deitch Projects and Art Basel


In a surprise move to many, Shepard Fairey will be showing with Deitch Projects at this years Art Basel.  Now that you’ve read that news, how dope is this work Patagonia, above?

Shepard Fairey’s Japanese Patterns


Forgot to mention mention that these prints go on sale today at a random time.  18″ x 18″ in an edition of 75.  3 colorways, black/white, black/red, red/white

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Shepard Fairey Tuesday: Installations in Venice


Shepard Fairey & crew are in Venice, Italy working on some pieces that will help support the restoration of the city through SMS Venice.  The completion of the murals arrive with the beginning of the Venice Biennale on June 7th.  The SMS Venice flickr page has a full update here, the video below is from the Italian press.

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Shepard Fairey Tuesday: Supply and Demand Reviewed on ArtNet


As the summer vacation season opens up, I am once again reminded to schedule in a weekend trip up to Boston to revisit Shepard Fairey’s 20 year retrospective at the ICA.  ArtNet just published this nice review of it.

Shepard Fairey Tuesday: Johnny Cash


Available today at a random moment in time is Shepard Fairey’s latest print featuring what will presumably be  the cover of Antonino D’Ambrosio’s latest book (or promotional material for such), A Heartbeat and a Guitar: Johnny Cash and the Making of Bitter Tears. It looks pretty cool and comes signed and numbered in an edition of 450, and will for a very short time retail at $50.

Shepard Fairey Tuesday: Peace Goddess Canvas at Sotheby’s


On Wednesday, May 13th, this massive canvas titled Peace Goddess will be auctioned off in New York at Sotheby’s.  Measuring 18 1/4 by 140 1/8 in, the canvas was created as part of Shepard Fairey’s Nineteeneightyfouria exhibition at Stolen Space Gallery in London.  Estimated between $50,000 and $70,000, this popular image will certainly be one to watch.

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Details of the Shepard Fairey x Arkitip issue


Arkitip released details today about their upcoming issue with Shepard Fairey, and it looks to be stellar.  Highlights include a signed 7.5 x 10″ print and a 96 page booklet with stencil cover.  Both in an edition of 5000.  It will retail at $70 and can be purchased here.  Full specs after the jump.

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Shepard Fairey Tuesday: A Peace Bomber Print for Everyone


In a move sure to please everyone, Shepard Fairey is releasing an open-edition offset print of Peace Bomber.  Measuring 24″ x 36″ and retailing at $35!, the signed print will be available on May 7th and will never really sell out.

Hurry Up!


Today (May 4th) is the last day to lock in your subscription to Arkitip to recieve their next issue collaboration with Shepard Fairey.  Last orders taken at 11:59 PST.

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great wallpaper


This Flower Vine print by Shepard Fairey will be available today in three colorways (black/white, red/white, red/black).

On a side note, I would like to see Shepard Fairey’s Obey Brand venture into the home.  You know like pillows, sheet sets, duvets, curtains, picnic baskets, wallpaper etc…maybe even custom paint colors?  Flat black paint with black gloss stencils.  Some lucrative shit for sure.

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