One of the reasons doing work on the street is still very important to me is that it demonstrates my commitment to actions in the real world, not just in the digital realm. I think that the obvious work that goes into a street mural imbues the imagery with an added layer of acknowledged commitment, and reminds the viewer that changing things in the real world takes work. - Shepard We Own The Future Mural, Chicago, 2014 Photo by @jonathanfurlong
ATTENTION LOS ANGELES: OTI PRINT LAUNCH THIS SUNDAY FEBRUARY 25 AT 4PM AT #OTILA| OBEY/Vhils Universal Personhood Lisbon. 24 x 30 inches. Screen print on cream Speckletone paper. Signed by @Vhils and @obeygiant. Numbered edition of 450. $120 USD. Available Sunday, February 25 at 4PM (PST) in person at the gallery shop 833 East 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013. Limit 1 per person/household In a numbing sea of digital screens and pixels, @vhils' street art and fine art demonstrate that literal and symbolic depth still matter. His art is graphically alluring and viscerally tactile, but also existentially provocative because of his simultaneous creation and destruction. I’m inspired by Vhils’ work ethic which is manifested in his masterful command of so many techniques and mediums. He’s creating sophisticated work for an artist at any age, but especially for such a young guy. His show #Annihilation opened last night at @oti.official in #LosAngeles, and is on view through April 1. Hope you can make it! - Shepard 📷 by @jonathanfurlong #Vhils #ShepardFairey #ObeyGiant #otila
I got to check out @vhils solo show #AnnihilationLA which opened at @oti.official in #dtla last night! Check it out, the show is up until April 1st. 833 East 3rd Street Los Angeles, CA 90013 USA #otila
Calling all artists! @womensmarch and @amplifierart invite you to submit your artwork to #PowerToThePolls, a national voter-registration drive and traveling art exhibition targeting swing states. Let’s push for candidates and polices that reflect our shared values. Visit amplifier.org and submit by February 28.
Guns lead to intentional and unintentional misuse far more often than they are used for justifiable, self-defense related homicides. Check the stats. For every time a gun is used in a self-defense homicide, a gun will be used in 1.3 accidental deaths and 4.6 criminal homicides. Recent events have shown us that gun violence is still a serious problem that the NRA and our current administration neglect to acknowledge. I stand with all the #ParklandSchoolShooting survivors who’ve shown an immense amount of strength and bravery through this horrific and ungodly massacre. If you’re passionate about gun control, join students, teachers, parents, and allies around the nation and @marchforourlives on Saturday, March 24! It’s time speak up and stand up if you believe in safety over intimidation. - Shepard #EndGunViolence #NeverAgain #MarchForOurLives From the Archives: #ShepardFairey God Saves and Satan Invests, 2014 Mixed Media (Stencil, Silkscreen, and Collage) on Canvas 30 x 41 inches
@vhils and I just completed a collaborative mural titled “American Dreamers” on @macksennettstudios in #SilverLake, #LosAngeles! My “Target Exceptions” image, in the center of the mural, addresses the challenges of both visiting and becoming a resident of the United States, for many people. As it turns out, there are various target criteria that 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 United States 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. Vhils liked the style and sentiment of my image and added his own chiseled textures and portraits with women of different ages to symbolize the multi-generational nature of the struggles of immigrants. Thanks to #Vhils, @oti.official, Mack Sennett Studios, and @brandedarts for the opportunity, my crew including Nic Bowers, Dan Flores, Rob Zagula, and Luka Densmore for all their help with this wall, and @jonathanfurlong for the photo! - Shepard
SOLD OUT - OBEY/VHILS UNIVERSAL PERSONHOOD LISBON PRINT AVAIL. TOMORROW (02/20) between 10 and 11AM (PST) and 5 and 6PM (PST) on ObeyGiant.com. 24 x 30 inches. Edition of 450. $120.
This is a picture of my oldest daughter Vivienne with a Joan Jett painting commissioned from #Niagara, Detroit’s multi-talented artist, fashion icon, and musician. I’ve been a fan of Niagara’s art for many many years and when our daughters took an interest in her paintings and Joan Jett’s music, it seemed logical to ask Niagara if she’d be willing to paint a Joan Jett portrait. We love the result. Check out more of Niagara’s art, which frequently has very clever and subversive text, at @niagaradetroit and listen to her band Destroy All Monsters which includes Ron Asheton of the Stooges! -Shepard
Day 2 in #LA! Thank you @chopemdownfilms for the video! 🎶: @glenportermusic
Started a mural today in #LA! 📷: @jonathanfurlong
SOLD OUT - In a numbing sea of digital screens and pixels, @vhils' street art and fine art demonstrate that literal and symbolic depth still matter. His art is graphically alluring and viscerally tactile, but also existentially provocative because of his simultaneous creation and destruction. I’m inspired by Vhils’ work ethic which is manifested in his masterful command of so many techniques and mediums. He’s creating sophisticated work for an artist at any age, but especially for such a young guy. His show #Annihilation opens at @oti.official in #LosAngeles on Thursday, February 22. Hope you can make it! - Shepard OBEY/Vhils Universal Personhood Lisbon. 24 x 30 inches. #Screenprint on cream Speckletone paper. Signed by #Vhils and #ShepardFairey. Numbered edition of 450. $120. Available Tuesday, February 20 between 10 and 11AM (PST) and 5 and 6PM (PST) on ObeyGiant.com in Store under Prints. Limit 1 per person/household.
#InternationalDealmaker, a show curated by @positivepropaganda, opens this Friday, February 16 in #Munich! To attend, email email@example.com.
Due to technical difficulties, the Yellow Mandala print was released earlier than advertised. We were not made aware of this mistake until the edition was already sold out. On behalf of The Art of Elysium and Obey Giant, we sincerely apologize. It is never our intention to mislead or false advertise information so please trust that we are making efforts to ensure this does not happen again. Please accept our apology for this transgression. To our collectors who successfully purchased the print, all profits will benefit @theartofelysium, a non-profit organization that encourages working actors, artists, and musicians to volunteer their time and talent to help those in need through art and creativity.
I’m spinning in #LongBeach this Saturday, February 17 at my friend and coworker @nevermade’s release party with @obeyclothing! Shop his capsule collection and limited edition print on ObeyClothing.com or at this Saturday’s event.
For several years, I’ve had the privilege of working with @jenniferkhowell and @theartofelysium, a non-profit organization that encourages working actors, artists, and musicians to volunteer their time and talent to help those in need through art and creativity. In honor of the great work they're doing with this year's #HEAVEN initiative, I created a print that symbolizes peace and harmony, two concepts this dedicated organization and I both champion. I hope we can each have the vision to make great things in this world, and together find harmony to inspire all to imagine a better world, and work with them to create it. Thanks for caring. - Shepard Fairey Yellow Mandala. 30 x 30 inches. #Screenprint on white 100% cotton archival paper with hand-deckled edges. Signed by #ShepardFairey. Numbered edition of 150. $250. Available Thursday, February 15 at 10AM (PST) on TheArtOfElysium.org. Limit 1 per person/household. *Please note, this print is NOT available on ObeyGiant.com.
My friend and collaborator @cleonpeterson’s show #ShadowOfMen opened February 2 at @mca_denver and tonight, I’m here at the University of Denver to speak with Cleon about the show! If you live in Colorado and haven’t seen it yet, go check it out! 📷: @jonathanfurlong
I’m incredibly honored that this year, the Plaza Hotel Murals Project in Downtown, #LasVegas won the Mayor's Urban Design Awards for Public Art! My mural #CultivateHarmony is meant to have decorative appeal and remind people that peace and harmony with each other and the planet itself is the only way to maintain what sustains us. I’m grateful to everyone who appreciates and supports public art. Thank you @plazalasvegas, @justkidsofficial, and @lifeisbeautiful for including me alongside my friends and fellow muralists @dface_official and @faileart. 📷: @jonathanfurlong
From the Archives: #ShepardFairey Afrocentric (Black), 2007 #Screenprint on Paper 18 x 24 inches
From the Archives: #ShepardFairey Malcom X (Red), 2006 #Screenprint on Paper 18 x 24 inches