Archive for Shepard Fairey

The Wynwood Walls @ Art Basel Miami

Posted in Art/Photography/Graffiti, Life with tags , , , , , , on December 1, 2011 by Citifiable

Ron English

If I didn’t have prior obligations this week, I’d be in Miami livin the good life at Art Basel. One of the first things I’d do when I got there is pay a visit to the Wynwood Walls, located within Miami’s bustling Wynwood Arts District. For one thing, it’s Free! But more importantly, it features works by some of the best graffiti artists out there. This year’s roster of artists involved include: Aiko, Christian Aww, Cope, Shepard Fairey, Futura, Faille, Gaia, Invader, Jeff Soto, Kenny Scharf, Nunca, Retna, Ron English, Sego, Swoon and more.

Shep Fairey

Faille

Aiko

Retna

Cope

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JR Mural on Houston

Posted in Art/Photography/Graffiti with tags , , , on June 29, 2011 by Citifiable

Following the trail of Shepard Fairey, Kenny Scharf and many other outstanding artists, the mural on the corner of Bowery and Houston in NYC has been taken over by JR this week. Frenchman and TED Prize winner JR “combines art and action and deals with commitment, freedom, identity and limits” in most of his work. His true identity still remains unconfirmed.

Death Cab For Cutie – Home Is A Fire (By Shepard Fairey)

Posted in Art/Photography/Graffiti, Film/Video with tags , , on May 11, 2011 by Citifiable

Street artist Shepard Fairey continues to make creative waves with his new video premier of Death Cab for Cutie’s “Home is a Fire” from the band’s upcoming 7th album Codes and Keys. Directed by Death Cab bassist Nick Harmer and Obey founder Shepard Fairey, the idea was said to “take the viewer on a journey to encounter the “Home Is A Fire” lyrics as street art.” Appropriately shot on the streets of LA, Harmer defines the song as “searching for something comfortable in an uncomfortable place.” Codes and Keys is available May 31, 2011 on Atlantic Records. Head over to Boing Boing to get the scoop from Fairey and Harmer themselves on how the video came to be.

Shepard Fairey Revolutions Mural in Chicago

Posted in Art/Photography/Graffiti with tags , , , , on May 8, 2011 by Citifiable

Shepard Fairey, known for his Barack Obama “Hope” poster in 2008, is leaving his mark near Chicago’s lakefront. As part of the Navy Pier Walk 2011 art exhibition, Fairey has created a giant poster mural for the Lake Shore Drive viaduct at Grand Avenue. Measuring 130 by 10 feet, the “Obey” mural features a string of album-coverlike works. It is Fairey’s first such installation in Chicago and will remain at the site through October.
The largest outdoor installation of its kind in the country, Navy Pier Walk 2011 opens July 1, after a five-year hiatus. Fairey’s mural will anchor the display. It is printed on standard copy paper using an oversize blueprint printer and applied to the surface of the viaduct with standard wallpaper glue. A water-based finish was applied to the artwork to protect against weather and graffiti. The installation was completed last week.

‘Facemaker’ Exhibition at Royal/T

Posted in Art/Photography/Graffiti with tags , , , , , , , on April 23, 2011 by Citifiable

Royal/T, Culver City’s 10,000 sq ft Japanese inspired shop/café/exhibition space, opened a new exhibition this past week, “FACEMAKER”, curated by The Hole NYC director Kathy Grayson. Coinciding with the opening of the MOCA “Art in the Streets” showcase in Los Angeles, Facemaker is a celebration of pop-art, exploring interpretations of the most universal element of human perception: the face. Each artist in the show finds a new way to imagine a face, whether in painting, drawing, sculpture, or video. Featured artists for this exhibition include Shepard Fairey, Barry McGee, Kenny Scharf, KAWS, SWOON, FriendsWithYou, Ben Jones and others. See more photos from “Facemaker” here. Show runs April 1 – June 30, 2011.