Last night was the opening of “Golden Future” at Galerie Ernst Hilger. The show presents a selection of recent paintings, mixed media prints, mono-engravings, and retired stencils. I also had the opportunity to paint this mural entitled “Ideal Power Doves Vienna” with the help of my crew Dan Flores, Nic Bowers, Rob Zagula and photos of course by Jon Furlong. Thanks to everyone who helped make it happen, including Ernst Hilger and his team. If you’re flying in and out of Vienna International Airport, stop by Terminal 1a to see the mural, or just look out your window when you takeoff or land! Thanks for caring! - Shepard Shepard Fairey - GOLDEN FUTURE Galerie Ernst Hilger, Dorotheergasse 5, 1010 Wien On view May 25 - July 27, 2018 📷 by @jonathanfurlong #vienna #obey #obeygiant #ernsthilger #goldenfuture #shepardfairey #obeyworldwide
I was very honored when Shawn Stern of Youth Brigade, BYO Records, and @punkrockbowling asked me to create the Punk Rock Bowling 20th anniversary poster and book cover. I’ve been a Youth Brigade fan since I heard their song “Did You Wanna Die” used in the first Bones Brigade video. The Youth Brigade album "Sound and Fury” is a hardcore classic. Shawn and Mark Stern of Youth Brigade also put out amazing music from 7 Seconds and SNFU through their label BYO. I’ll, unfortunately, be in Vienna for an art show while Punk Rock Bowling is going, but attend the festival or at least pick up a print… PRB has been keeping it punk, fun, independent, and grimy for 20 years! -Shepard Punk Rock Bowling 20th. 18 x 24 inches. Screenprint on cream Speckle Tone paper. Signed by Shepard Fairey. Numbered edition of 500. $50. Available Tuesday, May 29 @ 10AM (PDT) on ObeyGiant.com in Store under Prints. Limit 1 per person/household. 200 of these posters will be for sale at the festival. For more information follow @punkrockbowling #obey #obeygiant #youthbrigade #punkrockbowling
I’m excited to be in Vienna for "Golden Future,” my show with Galerie Ernst Hilger. The show presents a selection of recent paintings, mixed media prints, mono-engravings, and retired stencils. The title "Golden Future” refers to the safe and prosperous future we all want, while asking the question: who has access to the golden future and whose future will be compromised by the machinery delivering a golden future to some? With the art in "Golden Future” I try to tackle a number of social and political issues currently in crisis including racial bias, xenophobia, sexism, media disintegration, environmental destruction, police brutality, and the corrupting influence of capitalist interests on government. Many of the art pieces showcase portraiture designed to represent a universal humanity that transcends cultural, political, racial, and religious divides. My aim with "Golden Future” is to seduce and provoke viewers and to create a dialogue about what needs to be addressed to achieve a more just, or “golden,” future. Shepard Fairey - GOLDEN FUTURE Thursday, May, 24, 2018, 7-9 pm Galerie Ernst Hilger, Dorotheergasse 5, 1010 Wien Duration: May 25 - July 27, 2018 Further information: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org #vienna #shepardfairey #obey #obeygiant #obeyworldwide #ernsthilger
These are some of the dogs in our office - Max, Tonks, Tamale and Banksy. I couldn’t imagine them being on someone’s dinner plate. But in Indonesia every day, thousands of dogs, most of them stolen pets, are slaughtered for their meat. It’s heartbreaking and cruel. Join me and @HSIGlobal for the #DogMeatFreeIndonesia campaign to put a stop to this brutal and inhumane practice. hsi.org/stopthecruelty
In the 80’s, skateboarding’s popularity plummeted and the death of commercial skate parks across the country lead to the emerging scene of DIY backyard ramps and sidewalk jump-ramps. Garry Scott Davis (GSD) created the first skate zine “Skate Fate” in 1981 bringing skate news from the streets, pools, and half-pipes to kids eager to get an unfiltered view into the world of their favorite emerging skate heroes. #DIY: The History of Creative Culture in Skateboarding opens tomorrow @subliminalprojects - created and curated by @skateboardmuseum, @skatelab / @skateboardinghalloffame, and @factbrand. To attend the opening reception RSVP at subliminalprojects.com. Special thanks to @vans!
Another huge thanks to @hublot! It’s exciting to officially announce our collaboration together. If you collect art and you collect watches then check out the Big Bang Meca-10 Shepard Fairey. It’s an exclusive timepiece co-designed with one of the world’s most innovative luxury watchmakers. The #Texalium case of the Big Bang showcases a collage pattern that mimick’s my fine artwork and motifs Check it out! #HublotShepardFairey #HublotLovesArt
My wife Amanda and I went to see Franz Ferdinand at the Wiltern last night and they sounded AWESOME. We’ve seen them a bunch, but they just seem to be getting better and better live. Our studio used to be on the 2nd floor of the Wiltern, so it was nice to be back in the building, especially when the amazing theater is filled with amazing sounds. The band Priests opened and they were great too. -Shepard @franz_ferdinand #franzferdinand
In conjunction with the opening of #DIY: The History of Creative Culture in Skateboarding at my gallery @subliminalprojects, I’m releasing a print, as well as a limited edition hand-stenciled version this Saturday, May 19th at the opening reception. I’m DJing throughout the night along with my friend @hawkins_alfred, so stop by, buy a print, and check out the exhibit! Doors open at 7pm. To attend RSVP at subliminalprojects.com. This Prevent Police Boredom print is an updated version of my first “art” screen print (a print on paper rather than just on a t-shirt) from 1989. Long before I was arrested for street art, I was being hassled and arrested by the cops for skateboarding. I was inspired by the skateboard culture maxim of “question authority” and Black Flag’s song “Police Story” and created this image of a kid holding a skateboard being grabbed by a cop. I thought this would be a great image to update for the #DIY skateboard show at @SubliminalProjects because the first versions I made of Prevent Police Boredom for a sticker and a t-shirt included the text “Prevent police boredom… skateboard” in Old English, but my art teacher told me to leave the text off of the print on paper... which I later realized was shitty advice! I now have a poster version of the art which includes that essential text and I made 25 versions with different hand-stenciled backgrounds with my tributes to classic 80’s skate and punk iconography. Each of the stenciled versions has unique embellishment. -Shepard Prevent Police Boredom. 18 x 24 inches. Screenprint on white Speckle Tone paper. Signed by Shepard Fairey. Numbered edition of 450. $50. Available Saturday, May 19 @ 7PM (PDT) at @subliminalprojects (in-store only) and Tuesday, May 22 @ 10AM (PDT) on ObeyGiant.com in Store under Prints. Limit 1 per person/household.
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" 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. Get the record on sale tomorrow! - Shepard The SHRINE Never More Than Now 7” Record Collaboration with Obey Records, Art by Shepard Fairey ON SALE TOMORROW For sale 5/15 on ObeyGiant.com in the Store under Collectibles $10, signed not numbered #obey #obeyrecords #theshrine #keithmorris