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Shepard Fairey on the ImageBlog

(0) Comments | Posted December 20, 2013 | 4:08 PM

God Save The queen- 30" x 43" Mixed media(collage and spray paint stencil) on canvas.
This image was part of my collaboration with Neil Young for his "Americana" album. Neil did a medley of "God Save The Queen" and "My Country Tis of Thee" which share the same melody....

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Shepard Fairey on the ImageBlog

(0) Comments | Posted June 17, 2013 | 12:02 PM

Peace Dove- 44" x 60" Mixed media (collage and spray paint stencil) on canvas.

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Shepard Fairey on the ImageBlog

(0) Comments | Posted May 13, 2013 | 6:43 PM

Peace And Justice- 30" x 44" collage and screen print on paper

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Shepard Fairey on the ImageBlog

(0) Comments | Posted April 2, 2013 | 11:26 AM

Sedation of millions- 44" x 59 Mixed media(collage and spray paint stencil) on canvas.

"The “Sedation of Millions” art is inspired by the title of my favorite Public Enemy album “It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back”. I think the biggest problem in America is the...

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Shepard Fairey on the ImageBlog

(0) Comments | Posted March 19, 2013 | 3:58 PM

Bright Future- 30"x30" collage and screen print on canvas. Jamie Reid, who did the art for the Sex Pistols and I collaborated on this image. The image deals with the timeless problems of corruption and wealth inequality, but ties into the very current themes put forward by Occupy Wall Street...

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I'm Voting for Barack Obama Because I Believe Progress Is Possible

(284) Comments | Posted October 30, 2012 | 4:37 PM

I'm voting for Barack Obama, but not because of "Hope," the poster I made in 2008, or because of hopes, of which I can't say mine have been particularly fulfilled. I'm voting for Barack Obama because I believe evolution is real and possible. I want to see this country move...

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The Importance Of Fair Use And Artistic Freedom

(133) Comments | Posted September 7, 2012 | 11:00 AM

STATEMENT BY SHEPARD FAIREY

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2012

I accept full responsibility for violating the Court's trust by tampering with evidence during my
civil case with the Associated Press, which, after my admitting to engaging in this conduct, led to this criminal case by the Southern District of New...

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My Collaboration With Neil Young

(15) Comments | Posted August 14, 2012 | 12:29 PM

Neil Young is one of my heroes, so I was thrilled when he asked me to collaborate by making art inspired by the songs on his new album, Americana. I was very excited by the project's convergence of art, music, and social commentary.

We worked on an art show...

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The Future Is Unwritten

(57) Comments | Posted November 15, 2011 | 2:44 PM

For the first time ever, New York City is faced with a historic crisis of homelessness. There are more than 41,000 homeless men, women and children sleeping in New York City shelters tonight -- the largest number ever. This includes a staggering 17,000 children -- kids whose lives...

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Street Art and Politics in Copenhagen

(155) Comments | Posted August 14, 2011 | 10:38 PM

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Photo by Jon Furlong

In late July, I began a gallery project and series of street murals in Copenhagen. in early August a series of inaccurate articles and web posts began to emerge reporting that I was commissioned and paid by the city of...

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On Obama and "Hope"

(567) Comments | Posted September 27, 2010 | 5:35 PM

As the artist who created the image and poster of then-candidate for president, Barack Obama, with first the word "Progress," and then later, and more appropriately, "Hope," I am frequently asked for my opinion on his presidency so far.

I generally avoid commenting about Obama's performance because I have found...

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Helping Obama Write the Unwritten Future

(59) Comments | Posted August 6, 2009 | 2:24 PM

It's been six-plus months since Obama took office, and the new Rolling Stone cover is the first image of Obama I've created in that time. As a candidate, his vision and his message of shared civic duty were inspiring, but as president he faces an unbelievable pressure to accomplish...

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If the AP Has the Right to Do What It's Done, Then So Do I

(212) Comments | Posted April 16, 2009 | 9:30 PM

My lawyers filed my response to The AP's claims against me on Tuesday. It includes a dozen examples of AP photographs that consist almost entirely of copyrighted artwork from me and other artists. Today, The AP issued a statement accusing me of "making attacks" on them. I don't feel...

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The AP, Obama, & Referencing

(274) Comments | Posted March 26, 2009 | 1:18 PM

I'm sure a lot of people are wondering about my case with the AP over the Obama HOPE poster. I can't talk about every aspect of the case, but there are a few things I want to discuss and points I'd like to make. 

Most importantly, I am fighting the...

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