Word’s out! Tune in to @kcrw on Sunday, September 3 from 8pm-10pm to hear #HenryRollins and I play some songs and chat about all things art, music, politics, and punk rock! If you’re free this weekend, head to the #OBEYZineNewsstand (7400 Melrose Ave) to pick up a copy or two of Henry’s cover of #Swindle. The newsstand is open this Saturday and Sunday from 12pm-4pm. From the Archives: #ShepardFairey Rollins Poster, 2002 #Screenprint on Paper 18 x 24 inches
I’m releasing two collaborative prints for the second time with #UK-based artist duo @kaiandsunny this Saturday, August 19 at the opening reception of their show #CrossedWave! I’m DJing throughout the night so stop by and enjoy, buy a print, and check out the art! Doors open at 8pm. To attend, email email@example.com. Kai and Sunny x Shepard Fairey (Red). 22.5 x 22.5 inches. Hand pulled 7 color #screenprint on 100% cotton Somerset satin paper with the bottom edge hand-deckled. Signed by #KaiAndSunny and #ShepardFairey. Numbered edition of 200. $250. Available Saturday, August 19 @ 8PM (PDT) at @subliminalprojects (in-store only) and Tuesday, August 22 @ 10AM (PDT) on ObeyGiant.com in Store under Prints. Limit 1 per person/household. Kai and Sunny x Shepard Fairey (Yellow). 22.5 inches x 22.5 inches. Hand pulled 7 color #screenprint on 100% cotton Somerset satin paper with the bottom edge hand-deckled. Signed by #KaiAndSunny and #ShepardFairey. Numbered edition of 200. $250. Available Saturday, August 19 @ 8PM (PDT) at Subliminal Projects (in-store only) and Tuesday, August 22 @ 10AM (PDT) on ObeyGiant.com in Store under Prints. Limit 1 per person/household.
#Detroit | '15 📷: @jonathanfurlong #OBEYWorldwide
SOLD OUT - DEBBIE HARRY PRINTS AVAIL. TOMORROW (08/15) @ 10AM (PDT) on ObeyGiant.com in Store under Prints. 13 x 17 inches. #Letterpress. Signed by #ShepardFairey. Edition of 350. $75 per print. $150 per set. Limit 1 per person/household.
I believe in #diversity and #inclusion, so the violence and terror perpetrated by white supremacists in #Charlottesville on Saturday is incredibly disheartening for me; as a nation, we should not be completely surprised by the actions of the emboldened alt-right if we have our eyes wide open and honestly acknowledge and examine their escalating hostile rhetoric and actions toward non-whites, immigrants, and Muslims. @realdonaldtrump spewed vitriol toward groups like Muslims, Black Lives Matter, and Latino immigrants while he also courted and allied himself with alt-right and white nationalist groups during his campaign and gave white nationalists like Steve Bannon, Sebastian Gorka, Stephen Miller, and Jeff Sessions, positions in his administration. Trump’s scapegoating has emboldened white nationalists and normalized a degree of bigotry that since the civil rights era has mostly lived in the shadows. If you have any doubts that Trump’s sympathies lie with the white nationalists, examine his double standard when it comes to quickly categorizing violence perpetrated by non-whites as terrorism while refraining from the use of the term “terrorism” when a politically motivated violent act has been committed by a white person. #Trump attempted to equally blame white power protesters and those assembled to protest against the white power rally. Imagine if the roles had been reversed and a Muslim or non-white driver had plowed into a gathered crowd of white nationalists… Trump would have instantly called the act terrorism! The way it appears to me is that Trump only wants to use the term “terrorism” when it supports a racist and xenophobic perspective. Trump has encouraged hate, but all of us who have stayed silent have created an environment more permissive of hate. We need to stand up for the values of diversity, religious freedom, equality, and human dignity. The future is ours to shape if we have the courage to use our voices and take action. Thanks for caring. - Shepard
#ShepardFairey Debbie Harry Zebra Skin, 2014 Silkscreen and Mixed Media Collage on Wood, HPM 18 x 24 inches On view at @treasongallery in #Seattle. For pricing, visit TreasonGallery.com.
Thanks to everyone who came out Thursday night to @obeyclothing’s new pop up store to celebrate the #DebbieHarryxOBEY capsule collection! The store is open Monday-Friday from 11am-8pm, Saturday from 11am-7pm, and Sunday from 12pm-6pm until September 3. Stop by over the weekend to check out the #OBEYZineNewwstand (7400 Melrose Ave) to pick up back issues of my magazine #Swindle and @studionumberone’s #zine ‘instant APOCALPYSE.’ It’s all for Debbie!
#FBF to #Lisbon! 📷: @jonathanfurlong #OBEYWorldwide
This week marks the 52nd anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, a landmark piece of federal legislation in the United States that prohibits racial discrimination in voting. It was signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson during the height of the Civil Rights Movement on August 6, 1965, a time when African-Americans were often discouraged from participating in the electoral process. The Act is considered the most effective piece of civil rights legislation ever enacted in the United States. The photograph of Fannie Lee Chaney that I illustrated was taken by #JimMarshall the day she found out the Ku Klux Klan killed her son James Chaney and his two friends for registering African-Americans to vote. Her expression is an intense combination of sadness and resolve that was critical for me to capture artistically. Because her expression is direct but also mysterious, I included supplementary news clippings and FBI materials in the various layers of my work so the viewer could understand the full weight of the scenario. People lost their lives securing voting rights for all during the Civil Rights movement, and those same essential rights are threatened in today’s world. Not only has @realdonaldtrump expressed blatant and overt racism throughout the course of his candidacy and presidency, he and his administration have repeatedly made false allegations of voter fraud. Trump recently formed a much-criticized voter fraud panel out of his fact-free belief that millions of illegal voters cost him the popular vote to @hillaryclinton. His decisive threats to inspect national voter fraud and prevent Americans from voting may potentially postpone the next presidential race until he says, "the country can make sure that only eligible American citizens can vote.” What a sore loser… As we commemorate the anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, we must collectively urge Congress and our lawmakers to maintain voting rights in our democracy. This important piece of legislature is under attack, and we must fight to protect it together. If you’d like to inquire about this piece, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
My gallery @subliminalprojects just announced our next show #CrossedWave, a solo exhibition featuring new works by #UK-based duo @kaiandsunny. If you’re interested in attending the opening reception on Saturday, August 19 at 8pm, email email@example.com.
#LA! @obeyclothing's new pop up store opens tomorrow at 7pm in #Hollywood! If you aren't able to make tomorrow's event, you can visit the pop up and check out the #DebbieHarryxOBEY capsule collection every day until September 3rd. For more info on the pop ups in #Amsterdam, #Biarritz, and #Zurich, visit ObeyClothing.com.
SOLD OUT - To celebrate the #DebbieHarryxOBEY capsule collection dropping this Thursday at @obeyclothing’s pop up store in #LosAngeles, I’m releasing two #DebbieHarry prints this Saturday! I’ve been a #Blondie fan since I was nine-years-old and I’ve made a few portraits of Debbie over the years but this time, I based these two illustrations off of two iconic photographs of Debbie shot by photographer Bobby Grossman. I’m releasing a limited amount at the pop up store this Saturday, August 12 and the rest will be available on my website Tuesday, August 15. - Shepard Debbie Harry, Destiny. 13 x 17 inches. #Letterpress on 100% cotton archival paper with hand-deckled edges. Signed by #ShepardFairey. Numbered edition of 350. $75 per print. $150 per set. A limited number of this print will be available Saturday, August 12 @ 12 PM (PDT) at the #OBEYZineNewsstand (7400 Melrose Ave) in #LosAngeles. The rest available Tuesday, August 15 @ 10 AM (PDT) on ObeyGiant.com in Store under Prints. Limit 1 per person/household. Debbie Harry, Doom. 13 x 17 inches. Letterpress on 100% cotton archival paper with hand-deckled edges. Signed by Shepard Fairey. Numbered edition of 350. $75 per print. $150 per set. A limited number of this print will be available Saturday, August 12 @ 12 PM (PDT) at the OBEY Zine Newsstand (7400 Melrose Ave) in #LosAngeles. The rest available Tuesday, August 15 @ 10 AM (PDT) on ObeyGiant.com in Store under Prints. Limit 1 per person/household.
#ShepardFairey Danger No Smoking, 2016 Edition 6/6 Silkscreen on Wood Panel 18 x 24 inches On view at @treasongallery in #Seattle. For pricing, visit TreasonGallery.com.
#ShepardFairey Learn to Obey, 2017 Material Stencil and Mixed Media Collage on Paper 12.5 x 16.5 inches On view at @treasongallery in #Seattle. For pricing, visit TreasonGallery.com.
A huge thanks to everyone who came out last night and checked out my show #PrintedMatters at @treasongallery in #Seattle. If you weren’t able to make it to the opening, the show runs until September 2nd! I'm heading back to #LosAngeles so I can make it just in time for the opening reception of “Worst of the Worst" tomorrow night at @subliminalprojects! See you there! 📷: @andvalan
My show #PrintedMatters opens tonight at @treasongallery in #Seattle. See you there!
Green Power. 24 x 36 inches. Offset poster on cream Speckletone paper. Signed by #ShepardFairey. Open edition (not numbered). $35. Available Tuesday, August 8 @ 10AM (PDT) on ObeyGiant.com in Store under Prints. Limit 5 per order.
#PrintedMatters opens tomorrow at @treasongallery in #Seattle. See you there! #ShepardFairey Your Eye Here, 2017 Material Stencil and Mixed Media Collage on Paper 13.5 x 17.5 inches
#PrintedMatters takes #Seattle! First seen in Los Angeles and last seen in Lisbon, Portugal, “Printed Matters” is a continuous series of exhibitions which focus on the importance of printed materials. Some people say print is on its way out but I say you can never replace the provocative, tactile experience of an art print on the street or in a gallery. Printing still matters! Join me for the opening reception of “Printed Matters” at @treasongallery this Thursday, August 3 from 6pm-9pm during First Thursday Artwalk in Pioneer Square! For more info on the show, visit TreasonGallery.com. I can’t wait to share my show with you Seattle! #OBEYWorldwide