Шепард Фейри


Современный американский художник и дизайнер.
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I created the Eye Alert piece in 2010 as a response to the state of healthcare reform in the U.S. Even then I was disappointed that instead of focusing on saving lives and improving lives, healthcare reform is succumbing to corporate-fueled fear and disinformation. The healthcare industry is the largest in America, yet 30 million people —10% of our population — are left without the means to access medical care. We know that something more needs to be done about our broken system, or costs will continue to skyrocket and more and more people will be left without access to healthcare. It’s a moral issue and a human rights issue that is unfortunately largely controlled by corporations who value profits over people. Healthcare remains an important issue to me and should be important for you too! Do your homework and vote for candidates in the mid-terms that believe in healthcare for all and reining in greedy corporations. -Shepard #eyealert #shepardfairey #obey #obeygiant 📷 by @jonathanfurlong

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My wife Amanda and I were lucky enough to see the iconic artist David Hockney at his recent exhibition with Gemini G.E.L. here in Los Angeles. I love his work for many reasons including the versatility in the various mediums in which he works. David Hockney’s portraits have an amazing intimacy, and his landscapes show his mastery of color and composition. The @geminigel exhibition of works is on view through August 17th. - Shepard #davidhockney #losangeles

I use devices of propaganda in my work because they are powerful and effective but also because they allow me to juxtapose my message of questioning obedience with imagery typically used to reinforce the same obedience. I think there is power in turning things on their head and using a sense of humor to force people to see things differently. -Shepard #obey #obeygiant #shepardfairey

I created this Proud Parents piece back in 2006 during the Bush Administration as a jab at the seeming shift in the nation’s values. For me, it’s been essential to use my platform as a visual artist to force people to look at things with a more critical eye, rather than through a lazy or apathetic lens. There is a lot of cronyism and nefarious government bargaining with arms dealers and other “defense” contractors so we really need to pay close attention to what’s happening and pressure politicians to place more investment in our future via education rather than feeding the growth of the military industrial complex. We have to remember to question everything and push humanitarian values - Shepard #obey #obeygiant

I’m very disappointed in the poor judgment that the Design Museum in London displayed by renting their space to a company which manufactures military arms while simultaneously hosting an art show of activist images. I have made many pro-peace images as well as art that is critical of the arms industry, so the museum's actions are disturbingly contrary to my values. Even as a financially destitute artist, I have turned down several lucrative offers from companies whose values don’t align with mine. I am waiting for an explanation from the Design Museum, but I unequivocally do not support their decision to do business with an arms manufacturer, and along with many of the other featured artists, I will be taking action. -Shepard Fairey From the Archives: Imperial Glory 2011

The most important thing is to make work that stands out in a unique way. Art is a crowded field so something memorable and unique in the picture itself is essential but it actually takes more than that because we are all assaulted with so much imagery and media on a daily basis. - Shepard #obeygiant #obey #shepardfairey // 📷 from the archives shot by @jonathanfurlong

Geometric Doves print set sold out! Thank you to all who purchased one from @posterchildprints! I appreciate your support as always. - Shepard

Tomorrow, July 25th @posterchildprints will be releasing a limited edition print set. These go on sale at 10am PST! Don’t miss it! PLEASE NOTE: these are NOT for sale on obeygiant.com, through PCP exclusively.

Studio shot from last year working on #Damaged. 📷 by @jonathanfurlong

Recently @financialtimes asked me: Ambition or talent - which matters more to success? My answer: A baseline of talent is mandatory, but work ethic is the most important thing. I truly believe that tenacity makes all the difference, so if you’re wondering what you should do to be successful, I really think hard work is the number one thing. Keep at it! This photo is from sometime in the late 90’s, a young me working on that tenacity thing. - Shepard #obey #obeygiant #shepardfairey

I’ve been a fan of Tom Petty since I first heard “Refugee” and “Don’t Do Me Like That” on the radio as a nine-year-old kid. Thanks to an introduction from his daughter Adria, I was lucky enough to work with Tom on several projects including updating his Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers “Flying V” logo, a few tour posters, and the packaging for his “Live Anthology.” Tom is a musical icon and was always fun to work with, so I was stunned and saddened when he passed away unexpectedly. Adria Petty reached out to me to illustrate a portrait of her dad for the cover of the "Tom Petty: An American Treasure” box set, and we both agreed that I should make my illustration based on a fantastic photo by Mark Seliger. I’m pleased with the result and honored to contribute to the legacy of a musician who has contributed so much fantastic music to my life and this world! - Shepard On September 28, Reprise Records will release An American Treasure—a career-spanning Tom Petty box set. The 60-track set unveils dozens of previously unreleased recordings, alternate versions of classic songs, rarities, historic live performances and deep tracks that spotlight Tom’s remarkable depth and evolution as a revered and tremendously influential songwriter, recording artist and performer. An American Treasure marks the first release of Tom Petty music since the artist’s tragic passing in October 2017. For more information about An American Treasure, please follow @tompettyofficial. #tompetty #shepardfairey #markseliger #anamericantreasure @markseliger

I believe in making art accessible and democratic so street art is an important part of that approach but I use many approaches like affordable prints, t-shirts, fine art, the Internet, etc. I want to reach people with my art in as many ways as possible. - Shepard #obey #obeygiant #obeyworldwide #shepardfairey #streetart 📷 by @jonathanfurlong

Nelson Mandela is a hero of mine for his legacy fighting for justice, equality and human rights. His unique courage and example of moral leadership is needed now more than ever. So when my friend Jesse Stagg asked me to do my first mural in Africa a few years back, I didn’t hesitate. Painting the huge mural in downtown Johannesburg was an inspiring experience for me, and I was encouraged by the amazing spirit of the people of South Africa, “The Rainbow Nation.” As we celebrate Mandela’s 100th Centenary, I’m honored to announce an upcoming print edition of the mural, in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund and in support of all Mandela’s Legacy organizations, as they pursue his vision of One Humanity, Equal and Free. It is only fitting that we announce it on Mandela’s 100th birthday. Details of the edition to follow soon! -Shepard “Sometimes, it falls upon a generation to be great. Be that great generation.” – Nelson Mandela #johannesburg #nelsonmandela #mandela @mandela100 @mandeladay @obeygiant Photo by @thejessestagg

#HereComestheHowellman: New Works by #JayHowell ( @punksgitcut ) opens July 21st @subliminalprojects. To attend the opening reception RSVP at subliminalprojects.com. Link in bio. #weirdcat

My art recently installed at @9thandthomas in Seattle touches on a human rights and environmental issues. The art includes elements from my “Target Exceptions” print which is sympathetic to immigrants. It addresses the challenges of both visiting and becoming a resident of the United States for many people. As it turns out, various target criteria make a person an ideal candidate to immigrate, but most people who might long to fulfill the “American Dream” are exceptions to the target qualifications, especially considering the attitudes and attempted policies of the current administration. Resident status in the U.S. is hypothetically granted for four main reasons: family ties, employment, status as a refugee, and to promote diversity. In other words, it will most likely be family or business/employment connections that are the most viable route to a U.S. visa considering that refugees and people who would expand diversity seem altogether unwelcome in the U.S. at the moment. The inclusion of the Statue of Liberty, a gift from France which has come to represent welcoming immigrants, is a reminder of the legacy of immigration in the U.S. The fire hand can symbolize everything from creative eureka to global warming. The bleeding Lotus is a reminder that even the beautiful and resilient can be harmed when squeezed too hard. I’m grateful to the owners of @9thandthomas for giving me a very visible space for my art and ideas. A huge thank you to @ultravioletarts and lastly this project was made possible by @scottredman, thank you. Anyone interested in supporting immigrant's rights should donate to the ACLU for their immigrant’s rights work - Link in bio! – Shepard 📷 by @taylorgreen.co

Campaign finance reform doesn’t capture a lot of people’s attention, but the reason it’s important is because without it our #democracy is compromised. Represent.US is working on a grassroots way to achieve #campaignfinancereform and put the spotlight on the insidious and corrupt insider dealings with power players and politicians. Follow them @representus and click their link in bio! From the Archives: #ShepardFairey Pay Up or Shut Up, 2015

The NØISE PROJECT 12” vinyl is still available. The record features remixed double gatefold vinyls and Nøise Remixed. The back cover was created by Ravi Zupa, one of my favorite artists. There’s also an incredible lineup of remixers featured including The Crystal Method, John Goff, Tim Armstrong, Moby, Nico & Touch, Phil Hartnoll, SSI, and Z-Trip. Check it out! Little Lions Remixes double 12" gatefold vinyl Signed by #ShepardFairey Tracklist: 1. "Little Lions" Crystal Method remix 2. "Little Lions" Z-Trip remix 3. "Little Lions" John Goff remix 4. "Little Lions" Tim Armstrong remix 5. "Automatic" Moby remix 6. "Automatic" Nico & Touch remix 7. "Automatic" Phil Hartnoll remix 8. "Automatic" SSI remix @moby @z_trip @cascadiapiper @timtimebomb @raviamarzupa

When I was creating my Damaged art show, the largest show of my career so far, I decided to turn a 2-dimensional illustration I had made for an image called "No Future" into a sculpture. While developing the different views to create the sculpture, I made an illustration from a front-facing angle of the figure that was seen from behind in the original illustration. This gave me an opportunity to introduce new text and imagery on the reverse side of the newspaper. The text says "Race to the Bottom...Marathon Turns Out to be a Sprint." My original "No Future (For Apathy! Ignorance! Sexism! Xenophobia! Racism!)" was inspired by the tactics Trump used as a campaigner to exploit the fears and hostilities of a largely uninformed group of the populous. I was astounded that those tactics resonated then, but since the election, the tactics Trump has used in office have been as bad or worse because he now has hand-picked people for his administration who serve his agenda deviously while ignoring what is best for the public. The deterioration of public service and civility has proceeded with much greater speed than I had anticipated. I'm fond of this second version of the image aesthetically, but I also felt it was important to revisit the need for creating such an image in the first place. Let's hope that the type of uncivilized tactics of the new administration do not become the new normal. Have we hit the bottom yet? Race To The Bottom. 10 x 13 inches. #Letterpress on cream cotton paper with hand-deckled edges. Signed by #ShepardFairey. Numbered edition of 450. $65. #Obey publishing chop in lower left corner. Available Tuesday, July 17 at 10AM (PST) on ObeyGiant.com in Store under Prints. Limit 1 per person/household.

A limited number of copies of The Shrine’s "Never More Than Now” 7-inch record are still available. I’ve been a fan of @theshrine since Josh Landau gave me their first CD at a Flag show several years ago. The Shrine are younger guys who skate, and they channel OG Venice and South Bay hardcore along with heavy staples like Black Sabbath, Motorhead, and Thin Lizzy. I was excited to work on this 7-inch design because the song "Never More Than Now" is a great song for this moment in American politics and includes guest singer Keith Morris, the first singer of Black Flag who went on to form and front The Circle Jerks and Off. The first hardcore show I ever saw in 1986 was The Circle Jerks at a high school gymnasium outside of Charleston, South Carolina, so I've long been a fan of Keith Morris. - Shepard The SHRINE Never More Than Now 7” Record Collaboration with Obey Records, Art by Shepard Fairey For sale on ObeyGiant.com in the Store under Collectibles $10, signed not numbered #obey #obeyrecords #theshrine #keithmorris

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