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Shepard Fairey

Shepard Fairey (and His Art) Make the Jump From Covert to Overt

Mark Carpowich | Posted 10.09.2015 | Books
Mark Carpowich

Covert to Overt does little to push him toward one side or the other, but the ambiguity of his intentions and acceptance, as well as what it all means, gives his audience something to talk about. Which, in the context of public art, is ultimately all that Shepard Fairey wants.

Street Artist Shepard Fairey 'Is Yelling About Blood And Oil And Money'

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 10.06.2015 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

A steady drumbeat characterizes the work of Shepard Fairey on the street and in the gallery, using art and design and his insight into the corrosive power of propaganda to pound out damning critiques and ironic appeals that address political, social, environmental issues of our day.

Making Waves at Art Silicon Valley/San Francisco

Bruce Helander | Posted 10.05.2015 | Arts
Bruce Helander

Shepard Fairey is an acclaimed American contemporary street artist, graphic designer, activist, and illustrator, who, while attending the Rhode Island School of Design, began appropriating images from supermarket tabloids and other printed materials.

Why Anyone Can Use Your Instagram Photos In The Name of Art

The Huffington Post | Colton Valentine | Posted 06.30.2015 | Arts

Andy Warhol's "Marilyn 1967" (Courtesy of Ben Stensall/AFP/Getty Images) Imagine waking up one morning to discover an acclaimed artist has ma...

Arrest Warrant Issued For 'HOPE' Artist Shepard Fairey

AP | Posted 06.25.2015 | Arts

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit police have issued an arrest warrant for prominent street artist Shepard Fairey after they say he tagged buildings across the...

30 (Artsy) Reasons To Visit Coney Island This Summer

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 06.24.2015 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

In the middle of an amusement park, these are commissioned works that respond in some way to their environment by 30 or so local and international heavy hitters, and a few new kids on the block, comprising a 40+ year span of expertise.

MOCA Gala Honors John Baldessari (PHOTOS)

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 06.04.2015 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

On Saturday May 30, 2015 I photographed the mondo-chic attendees of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles 36th Annual Gala as they arrived at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in Downtown Los Angeles' Little Tokyo.

Shepard Fairey Thinks These Changes Could Help Obama Do More In The White House

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.29.2015 | Politics

Street artist Shepard Fairey shot to fame after designing the iconic poster used in then-Senator Barack Obama's 2008 campaign for president. But no...

Shepard Fairey: Obama Didn't Live Up To Iconic Poster's Message

Esquire | MATT PATCHES | Posted 05.29.2015 | Politics

Street artist Shepard Fairey and the Viacom-owned MTV, home to teen moms and teen wolves, are the Felix and Oscar of American culture wars. That they ...

Shepard Fairey's Environmental Art Implores You To 'Get Off Your Ass'

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.27.2015 | Arts

"Today is Earth Day, and like I’ve said before, every day should be Earth Day!" iconic street artist Shepard Fairey wrote April 22 on his blog. A sl...

Miami Art, Not Miami Vice, Attracts Aficionados

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.19.2015 | Arts
Magda Abu-Fadil

Two people walk into a bar... and find an exquisite Sir Henry Moore marble sculpture mounted on a pedestal in a fountain adorning a five-star hotel lobby's atrium. It's not your typical joke punchline.

50 Ways to Map The City, Per Street and Graffiti Artists

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 03.23.2015 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Street art is intrinsically bound with its neighborhood and location in a city. Context and placement are key. So when a street artist is asked to create art about mapping a place, it is fascinating to see how they perceive it and with what manner and medium they present it.

Do You Hear the People Sing?

David Sable | Posted 01.13.2015 | Media
David Sable

Since the dawn of time we have marched to war with music. Drums beating, trumpets blaring -- music was created to stir the soul of one side and fre...

Homeboy Industries: "Every Angeleno Counts" 5k Race and Art Show

Lisa Derrick | Posted 12.15.2014 | Arts
Lisa Derrick

Art meets athletes this year for Homeboy Industries 5k Run/Walk on Saturday October 18, from 8am to noon.

The Golden Age Of Philadelphia Street Art

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 09.25.2014 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

It is a rainy day in Philadelphia, but you can't tell it by listening to Jane Golden. After 30 years and countless meetings with community groups, ...

Art Galleries Get Wise During the Busiest Time of the Year

Kathy Leonardo | Posted 11.07.2014 | Arts
Kathy Leonardo

Art patrons scramble trying to figure out which exhibition will have the best opening and art party. Yes, there are a few galleries that choose a later date to celebrate the opening of the next exhibition, but most have not strayed from this ritual.

Shepard Fairey And The Future In New York's Little Italy

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 08.27.2014 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Before the summer ends, New York is still happily awash in myriad public festivals, concerts, street fairs, free Shakespeare in the park, stoop sales,...

On the "A" w/Souleo: Star of Tupac Shakur Inspired Broadway Musical Defends Rapper's Controversial Legacy

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 09.06.2014 | Arts
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

It is the presence of strong women in the Broadway musical, Holler If Ya Hear Me that attracted Saycon Sengbloh to be part of the cast and serves as a reminder of one usually overlooked facet of Tupac Shakur's enduring legacy: his female empowerment anthems.

On the "A" w/Souleo: Hennessy Debuts New Art Bottle Design by Shepard Fairey

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 07.19.2014 | Arts
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

One look at the new Hennessy V.S. limited edition label design (available in July) and you could accuse its creator, Shepard Fairey of becoming a softy. But he'll gladly drink to that since his use of floral motifs represent a new perspective on life.

MOCA Gala 35th Anniversary (PHOTOS)

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 05.30.2014 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

On Saturday March 29, 2014 I captured an art world star-studded cast of luminaries at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA as part of my continuing N(art)r...

The Greatest Art In America Isn't Found In A Museum

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.05.2014 | Business

From New York City to Los Angeles, America's greatest cities are home to some of the world's most breathtaking works of art. No, we're not talking abo...

Ai Weiwei Gets The Shepard Fairey Treatment

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 03.22.2014 | Arts

Iconic L.A. street artist Shepard Fairey is expressing his love toward Chinese artist activist Ai Weiwei in the most Shepard Fairey way possible, turn...

Art Wynwood Launches Third Edition, Brings Cash, Cans and Candy From Vienna

Sheryl Estrada | Posted 04.14.2014 | Arts
Sheryl Estrada

Street art, the crux of the international underground art movement, now has a place in the commercial market of the mainstream art world.

Paul Blumenthal

Here's How Ben & Jerry's Co-Founder Wants To Stamp Money Out Of Politics | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- These days Ben Cohen, co-founder and former CEO of Ben & Jerry's, is trying to make an impact with stamps, not scoops. His target: the i...

The Power Of Color In Street Art

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 02.05.2014 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

No doubt, the grey days of late winter are making us think about this as we brace for the next snowstorm, but today we're considering the impact that ...