Shepard Fairey

Boston, MABoston Globe

Shepard Fairey to summon the sea for New England Aquarium mural

Another wave of ocean-themed murals will hit Boston this summer, courtesy of PangeaSeed Foundation’s global Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans program. Adding to the seven conservation-minded paintings installed during last year’s Sea Walls Boston pilot will be a large-scale work for New England Aquarium by celebrity artist Shepard Fairey, best known for his 2008 “HOPE” portrait of then-presidential candidate Barack Obama.
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Dallas, TXDallas News

Shepard Fairey picks up where local artists left off in Deep Ellum

While you weren’t looking, Shepard Fairey threw some color on an old Deep Ellum canvas. But it’s not as bright as it seems. You know Fairey for his iconic Obey street art, the brand it spawned and the “Hope” poster he made of Barack Obama that turned out to be more powerful than anything the campaign came up with on its own.
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Interview Shepard Fairey On His Latest Collaboration With Hublot (VIDEO)

Andre the Giant and Hublot have more in common than just size. Shepard Fairey has used both as subjects for his artwork. The Obey Giant and Obama Hope pieces will forever be associated with Fairey (and are something of historical artifacts), but he's moved to a different canvas of late: The wristwatch. Last month he released his second collaboration with Hublot, the Classic Fusion Chronograph Shepard Fairey, featuring signature features that have come to be associated with his work – specifically the use of the mandala (a geometric configuration of symbols) and, of course, one pensive wrestler.

Mike Dean Releases ‘4:22’ Album Alongside 3 Open Edition NFTs from the New ‘OBEY 4:22’ Art Series with Shepard Fairey

Today, hip-hop producer and sonic artist Mike Dean drops new album, 4:22, along with the launch of the ‘OBEY 4:22’ series in collaboration with contemporary street artist Shepard Fairey. The open edition NFTs, created with Origin Protocol, a blockchain technology company that develops commerce products utilizing the Ethereum blockchain, known for their record-breaking auction which generated over $11.7 million in sales for the first-ever tokenized album with 3LAU, will be sold on April 23rd 12am EST/12pm Beijing CST and will be followed up with an auction for additional high-rarity NFTs on May 27th. The series features three audiovisual editions of Dean’s “Cryptosonic” digital collectibles inspired by Dean and Fairey’s ‘being home during COVID’ showcasing how art and music can be personal, immersive and connecting to serve all of humanity.

Bad Brains’ 2012 LP reissued on colored vinyl w/ alternate Shepard Fairey artwork

Preorder the Bad Brains 'Into the Future' vinyl reissue in the BV Shop. Bad Brains are in the middle of their own extensive reissue campaign and now their 2012 album Into the Future is coming back on vinyl on June 4 via Megaforce. The reissue features new, alternate artwork designed by Shepard Fairey who designed the original cover art and it's pressed on red, yellow and green vinyl that matches the cover. You can pre-order the album now in the BrooklynVegan Shop.

‘Obey’ Artist Shepard Fairey Warns of Copycat NFT on Rarible

This NFT being sold on Rarible is a fake, says artist Shepard Fairey. Image: Rarible. Shepard Fairey, the artist responsible for the Obama “Hope” poster, says an imposter account is selling his work as an NFT. The work is “Kurt Cobain - Endless Nameless.”. It points to the thorny, reproducible...

Virgil Abloh, Shepard Fairey to Be Honored at RISD Commencement

CAPS AND GOWNS: Virgil Abloh will deliver the keynote address at the Rhode Island School of Design’s commencement address this spring. The Off-White founder and Louis Vuitton’s men’s artistic director will also receive an honorary degree. But he won’t be the only design talent being celebrated during the virtual commencement. Architect Elizabeth Diller of Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Obey Giant founder and artist Shepard Fairey and two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage will also accept honorary degrees and deliver virtual remarks at the June 5 event.

Shepard Fairey Makes His NFT Debut With Proceeds Going Towards Amnesty International

OBEY‘s Shepard Fairey is making his NFT debut, with proceeds of the sale going towards Amnesty International. Participating in Versiart‘s 10×10 auction, the renowned artist will be selling an NFT of his OBEY Ideal Power Mural through the platform’s Fair Trade Art certificate, offered by the organization to assure artists, collectors and the social impact organizations of the authentication of the NFTs, as well as provide greater transparency for both the sales and donations.

Shepard Fairey Drops First NFT Artwork with Verisart Fair Trade Art Certification, Donation to Amnesty International

London, UK and New York, NY. March 24, 2021–– Artist and activist Shepard Fairey, also recognized as OBEY GIANT, announced today that proceeds from his first original NFT (non-fungible token) art drop will be personally donated to Amnesty International via Verisart’s Fair Trade Art certificate. The NFT, by Shepard Fairey, will be available in the 10×10 Verisart x SuperRare certified auction, in collaboration with SuperRare beginning March 29, 2021.

Shepard Fairey – 10×10 Inaugural Artists NFTs

“Art has power. I’m interested in using art to raise awareness for the important political and social issues of our time. Power has many forms and is embraced or feared depending on who that power benefits, who it oppresses, who it uplifts, and who wields it. The Obey Ideal Power mural explores different incarnations of power and asks the viewer to consider the negative impacts of certain forms of power and the social and environmental benefits of other forms of power. For me, ideal power does not destroy the environment or corrupt democracy, but uplifts the oppressed, expands equality, cultivates peace, honors truth, and works in harmony with nature. The Obey Ideal Power mural intends to provoke an honest analysis of power that should be reformed or regulated because of the damage it causes and encouragement to value the power that aligns with and perpetuates one’s ideals.
Visual ArtHouston Chronicle

National YoungArts Foundation's new animated short takes flight with help from KAWS and Shepard Fairey

When the National YoungArts Foundation asked Bronx-based artist José Parlá to contribute an image of a bird to an upcoming collaborative film, Parlá went for a seemingly unremarkable one: the house sparrow. Perched on a bench beside a Midtown businessperson or hopping on the curb alongside a SoHo shopper, the small brown bird is as ubiquitous in New York City as the sound of sirens. They leave no surface untouched and no city dweller alone.
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Shepard Fairey, Kaws Contribute Art for YoungArts ‘Together, a Short Film’ Fundraiser

A group of established artists are helping YoungArts soar despite the challenges facing visual and performing arts. The organization has announced the premiere of “Together, a Short Film,” a short animated film to support the organization. The film features drawings and paintings of birds created by artists including Shepard Fairey, Zoë Buckman, Kaws, Julia Chiang, José Parlá, Glenn Espinosa and Sheree Hovsepian. Each frame of the film, which will make its debut on Jan. 25 to kick off National YoungArts Week, will be sold to benefit the organization. With 1,500 frames available at $175 each, the initiative has the potential to bring in significant support.

Shepard Fairey, KAWS, and More Contribute to This Film on Behalf of Young Artists

Throughout the pandemic, artists, museums and galleries have been slogging through independently as best they can while awaiting a large spate of federal relief that is still, unbelievably, hanging in the balance. In the interim, fundraisers and temporary grants have been very popular, but more help is still needed; both for existing artists and young artists. It’s very welcome, then, that on Wednesday, the National YoungArts Foundation announced the impending release of Together, a short film, which has been put together in order to financially support the young artists who receive professional development with the aid of the organization. While the pandemic, hopefully, will soon come to a close, young artists will always need help on their way to pursuing long-term artistic careers.