Ran into #JoeNamath and former #Metallica bassist #JasonNewsted at #ArtWynwood in #Miami yesterday!
Thank you @killianmoore for capturing this shot of my mural in the Bowery. #shepardfairey #obeygiant #bowery #NYC
If you’re in New York, you might see the @artinadplaces group's latest installation. I think that art in public space, especially in place of an ad, disrupts the trance of conspicuous consumption that is perpetuated by the constant bombardment of advertising communication that suggests our value and values are determined by the things we purchase. Creative expression as an alternative to advertising or even a critique of advertising gives us a wider and invigorated perspective as well as an understanding that communication can go two ways. My art is usually social and political regardless of who is in the White House, but my concerns and frustrations are amplified by the election of Donald Trump. I joked while Trump was campaigning that his slogan should be “Manifest Density,” a parody of “Manifest Destiny,” which was an embarrassingly egotistical pronouncement by rich white men that it was God’s desire for them to conquer ocean to ocean in the territory that would become the United States. Trump appealed to an uninformed electorate who looked for scapegoats and were driven by most likely one or more of the dark impulses listed in the print. I’m pushing for a future where those impulses have no place and definitely no traction. Let’s move forward, not backward. Project by @artinadplaces 📷: @lunapark #artinadplaces #adbust #adtakeover #obeygiant
Thank you to Zane Meyer of @chopemdownfilms for capturing my Corporate Welfare mural in #LasVegas. The message of this art is actually even more relevant today than it was just last fall when I completed it as part of the @lifeisbeautiful festival. With the current administration, we’re witnessing even more power and disproportionate influence that corporations have on politics and policy. Rex Tillerson, our Secretary of State, served as the chairman and chief executive officer of ExxonMobile which is currently the world’s 9th largest company and the fifth largest publicly traded company by market capitalization. Essentially we have the leader of the largest Big Oil company at the helm of the U.S. government’s foreign policy, just one of the dangerous and dysfunctional decisions of our reckless leadership. So why does this matter and how does this art tie into this? Corporate Welfare is my commentary on corporate subsidy. The current campaign finance structure allows for corporations to manipulate politics and it doesn’t take a political pundit to put two and two together that Tillerson and the Trump Administration are very much in the pocket (or pocketbooks) of corporations and specifically the Oil & Gas industry. Enjoy the video, and hopefully, this message resonates with you. Power to the people! Thank you for caring.
I'm happy to support @amnestyhk by donating my @aiww portrait to its online auction! Proceeds generated will support @amnesty's human rights work in #HongKong. It's an honor to be included and to help such a worthy organization so please check it out and bid now! Link in bio. #ShepardFairey Ai Weiwei, 2014 Edition 4/6 Silkscreen on Wood Panel 18 x 24 inches
Please check out @obeyclothing's interview with the photographer @ari.mejorado and subject Maribel Valdez Gonzalez of my #DefendDignity poster for the @amplifierfoundation's #WeThePeople campaign. In this interview, the women share the story behind the image and how they'd like to see people get more involved in matters of social justice and political action. Click on link in bio to read now! And for anyone that missed the first release, the Defend Dignity Tee is now back in stock! Go to ObeyClothing.com now to purchase! 📷: @jonathanfurlong
Happy Birthday to one of my heroes #HenryRollins. Thank you for always doing it your way. From the Archives: #ShepardFairey Rollins 81, 2010 Mixed Media (Stencil, Silkscreen, and Collage) on Canvas 30 x 44 inches @henryandheidi
#FBF 2015 - My team and I working on a mural in #Munich. 📷: @jonathanfurlong
I wanted to share our eBay policy again for all of the individuals out there who are frustrated. I hear you, and me and my team are working on this. I sympathize with your frustrations and we are working on finding a solution. When there are many people checking out simultaneously, sometimes the print sells out while your sale is in process. I know it’s frustrating but that is a reality of e-commerce and high demand. I always find myself in a tricky spot realizing that some people won’t like it if the price is higher for my work, and some people won’t like it if the edition is higher. I’m definitely considering a solution that could satisfy both camps. For now, please refresh yourself on our policy (link in bio) and please know that we hear you and we appreciate your support. Thanks for caring!
This is the LAST WEEK to check out my show #AmericanCivics w/ legendary photographer #JimMarshall. #LA: @subliminalprojects is open TODAY-FRIDAY from 12-6pm. 🌏: Please send all inquiries to info@subliminal projects.com.
Charles Bukowski said something along the lines of - if something is worth saying, then it’s worth saying with style. I think #JoeStrummer and #TheClash are a true embodiment of that concept. I use my art to make pictures I want to make but also to say what I want to say. I think my approach to art is very similar to The Clash’s approach to music. Today is #InternationalClashDay, so put on the Clash and let the powerful music inspire you to stand up for what’s right. From the Archives: #ShepardFairey Strummer, 2010 Mixed Media (Stencil, Silkscreen, and Collage) on Canvas 60 x 43 inches
My #FlavorFlav prints on wood are still available to purchase through @printsonwood until 10AM (PST) TODAY! Link in bio to purchase.
SOLD OUT - The “Drink Crude Oil” print uses torn ad posters as a metaphor for the competing fragmented messages we are all confronted with daily. A lot of our habits are reinforced by the ubiquity and consistency of propaganda around certain products. For example, consuming oil and gas is presented as part of the good life along side drinking Coca-Cola. Rather than always swallowing, I think it is important to comb through the competing messages with caution. DRINK CRUDE OIL PRINT AVAIL. TOMORROW @ 10AM (PST) on ObeyGiant.com in Store under Prints. 18 x 24 inches. #Screenprint. Signed by #ShepardFairey. Edition of 450. $45. Limit 1 per person/household.
The #DefendDignity t-shirt is available today with ALL profits going to fund the @amplifierfoundation’s art and education programs! This limited edition tee, made possible by @obeyclothing and the #OBEY Awareness program, features the #WeThePeople image I designed based on a photograph by @ari.mejorado. 100% of the profits from sales will be donated to the @amplifierfoundation, dedicated to igniting a national dialogue about American identity and values through public art. Available in both men’s and women’s sizes (link in bio). #ObeyAwareness #ObeyClothing
FINAL #VEGAS RECAP! View all SIX videos curated/organized by @justkidsofficial for @lifeisbeautiful at ObeyGiant.com. Music by @niidmusic. #CultivateHarmony
SOLD OUT - DRINK CRUDE OIL PRINT AVAIL. 02/07 @ 10AM (PST) on ObeyGiant.com in Store under Prints. 18 x 24 inches. #Screenprint. Signed by #ShepardFairey. Edition of 450. $45. Limit 1 per person/household.
Workers' Rights, 2016. 30 x 40 inches. 4-Color #Serigraph on Varnished 100% Cotton Rag Archival Paper. Signed by #ShepardFairey. Stamped by #JimMarshall. Edition of 100. Available at SubliminalProjects.com in Store under Prints. Portion of the proceeds go to United Farm Workers (@ufwf). Limit 5 per person/household. #CesarChavez #AmericanCivics
DAY 5 RECAP! Full recap on ObeyGiant.com. Video curated/organized by @justkidsofficial for @lifeisbeautiful. #CultivateHarmony
All of us involved with the #WeThePeople campaign have been overwhelmed and energized by the incredible response to the images we created and distributed physically and virally. The images have continued to proliferate and hold a consistent presence at many of the protests against Trump’s “Muslim ban.” We feel the We The People messages are powerful for all of us who resist fear and bigotry to rally around. The entire project is about activism and is not for profit. Unfortunately, many people are attempting to exploit the popularity of the images. On the one hand, we are happy the images are out in the world, but on the other, we’d prefer to continue the work of the @amplifierfoundation if funds are to be raised. Aaron Huey (@argonautphoto) has a great solution for this - please visit ObeyGiant.com to find out. Thank you all for your support! 📷: Keith Bedford, @bostonglobe / @gettyimages