Инстаграм @obeygiant Shepard Fairey
I collaborated on this image with photographer Aaron Huey @argonautphoto in 2012 to support the Honor The Treaties awareness campaign and their efforts to educate the public on Native American treaty rights. There's information about the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation on my website (link in bio) if you'd like to learn more, especially with today being Indigenous Peoples' Day. - Shepard ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #IndigenousPeoplesDay #aaronhuey #obey #obeygiant #shepardfairey
The next stop on the #FACINGTHEGIANT tour is in Providence, Rhode Island! As many of you may know, I moved to Rhode Island in 1988 to attend the Rhode Island School of Design. Providence was where I first created the Andre the Giant sticker, and also where I hit my first billboard - a campaign ad for Buddy Cianci. I also opened my print studio, Alternate Graphics, in 1991 where I printed my own artwork along with contract work for bands, skate shops, record labels etc.. I’m excited to bring my 30th-anniversary show, "Facing the Giant: Three Decades of Dissent" to the city where it all started! I'm working with @as220providence, a non-profit community arts organization, to bring this show and mural to fruition. The mural that I'm painting in Providence is my 100th large scale PAINTED mural! For many years, I did paste-ups on the streets but I started hand-painting them about 10 years ago. Save the date, the public opening will be on October 25th! I’ll also be doing a public lecture at @RISD1877 which will be live-streamed on October 21st. More details to come, stay tuned! In the meantime, visit the link in bio for further info. - Shepard
“Shadowplay” was the third and final mural we completed in London, and it is in a great location on the outside of the Truman Brewery. I was excited, but anxious to execute this mural, because the halftone and gradient were new technical territory for me, but crucial to the aesthetics of the face. I’m happy to say that it translated well! Thanks to my crew of Nic Bowers, Dan Flores, and Rob Zagula, along with Jason Zeloof from Truman Brewery for supplying the wall, and Jon Furlong for the photos!⠀ -Shepard 📷: @jonathanfurlong
OBEY HAMMER AVAILABLE TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15TH!⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE OBEY GIANT STORE: In celebration of "Facing the Giant: 3 Decades of Dissent,” we are giving away ONE free “OBEY Hammer” print to ONE LUCKY WINNER. Giveaway starts today, October 10th and ends tomorrow, October 11th at 10 AM PDT. Winner will be chosen at random and announced on our IG Stories on Monday, October 14th. Good luck!⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ RULES:⠀ 1) Follow @obeygiant⠀ 2) LIKE this post⠀ 3) COMMENT on this post and tag your favorite organization that you think OBEY GIANT should work with next⠀ 4) MUST live in the U.S. and be 18 + over⠀ 5) MUST FOLLOW ALL THESE STEPS TO QUALIFY!⠀ Visit the link in bio for full details, terms, and conditions & more. Good luck!⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to "Facing the Giant: Three Decades of Dissent" co-curator, Pedro Alonzo:⠀ The composition of “OBEY Hammer” is a classic example of work by Shepard Fairey that combines historic design elements and his identifiable iconography. The use of arrows and exclamation marks are a reference to Russian Constructivism, and Social Realist propaganda posters inspire the hammer and ribbon. Fairey also inserts his iconic imagery, the Obey Star, an element that borrows from the Soviet Flag that he created in 1996 alongside references to the key elements of the “Andre the Giant Has a Posse” sticker, “Seven Feet Four Inches” and “Five Hundred and Twenty Pounds.” In an urban landscape covered with advertising, Fairey has chosen to use imagery associated with communism to steal the viewers’ attention.⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ OBEY Hammer. Serigraph on Coventry Rag, 100% Cotton Custom Archival Paper with hand-deckled edges. 30 x 41 inches. Signed by Shepard Fairey. Numbered edition of 89. Comes with a certificate of authenticity. $900. Available Tuesday, October 15th @ 10 AM PDT at store.obeygiant.com/collections/prints. Max order: 1 per customer/household. Orders are not guaranteed as demand is high and inventory is limited. Multiple orders will be refunded. International customers are responsible for import fees due upon delivery. ALL SALES FINAL.
It is very hard to find good mural walls in London, so I am very grateful that my good friend and @beatsbydre Creative Director, Casey Ryder (@caseyryder), offered the Beats Residency space in Shoreditch not only as an additional exhibition space, but also as exterior mural space! The wall is very rough stucco and brick, but I think the mural came out well despite the challenging surface and rainy weather! Thanks so much to the Beats team, my crew of assistants Dan, Nic, and Rob, and the @stolenspacegallery team for all of their help. Thanks to my wife Amanda for being the model of an environmental activist. -Shepard 📷: @jonathanfurlong
I always love coming to London, and with the help of incredible partners at both @stolenspacegallery and Beats Residency Shoreditch @beatsbydre, bringing my 30-year anniversary exhibition, "Facing the Giant: Three Decades of Dissent" was a great turnout! I'd like to send a big thanks to my team: Nick, Rob, Dan and Victoria, everyone at Stolen Space, especially Eve and D, and the team at Beats, especially Casey and Mitch for all the support. Thanks to everyone who came out last week. If you missed it, #FACINGTHEGIANT is currently on view through November 1st at both locations. Visit the link in bio for more details! - Shepard
I had a great time at the opening reception of #NewDeal1990! Here are a few photos from the night, the turnout was crazy and it was great seeing everybody! Thanks to my staff at @subliminalprojects, @andyhowell, and @newdealskateboards team for making it happen, and everyone who came out that night. My "Warning-Addictive" print that was launched exclusively for the New Deal 1990 show will be available online at my site this Thursday, October 10th at 10 AM PDT!⠀ -Shepard 📷: @jeffdavis__ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Warning-Addictive. Thick true white Speckletone Paper. 18 x 24 inches. Signed by Shepard Fairey. Numbered edition of 300. $45. Available on October 10th at 10 AM PDT at store.obeygiant.com/collections/prints. Max order: 1 per customer/household. *Orders are not guaranteed as demand is high and inventory is limited.* Multiple orders will be refunded. International customers are responsible for import fees due upon delivery. ALL SALES FINAL.
I completed my mural for @red's PAINT RED SAVE LIVES campaign in London last week with the team. This "We Shape the Future Rose Shackle" art symbolizes our ability to overcome difficult circumstances by using creativity, compassion, and whenever possible collaboration. We all understand our own pain and can hopefully understand and empathize with pain in others, so the challenge is to not let pain diminish your compassion, but use it as fuel to push for better solutions for all of humanity. Special thanks to (RED), @woodstreetwalls, @chopemdownfilms, my mural team, Jon Furlong, and Louis from @sprayingbricks for helping out! -Shepard Photo: @jonathanfurlong ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #endAIDS #paintRED #london #obey #obeygiant #shepardfairey
One of three murals I completed last week in London was for @red's PAINT RED SAVE LIVES campaign. Check out this video from @chopemdownfilms to learn more about my vision behind this piece. Special thanks to my mural team, (RED), and @woodstreetwalls. Stay tuned for the completed shots! - Shepard ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #endAIDS #paintRED #london #obey #obeygiant #shepardfairey
OBEY FIST AVAILABLE TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8TH!⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The raised fist has served as an iconic symbol of resistance for many generations. Masculine and monochrome, the clenched gesture radiates energy against a double outlined golden star. Featuring Fairey’s now well-known call-to-action, the accompanying “OBEY” below is a visual command that enhances the otherwise silent but powerful protest.⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ With its origins in his earliest street art projects, this print replaces the typical Andre the Giant figurine with an oversized fist that stands in its place. Legibility and accessibility have always been a hallmark of Fairey’s artwork, and are utilized to great effect here, illustrating a universal, familiar symbol of rebellion, but rendered in Fairey’s recognizable style.⠀ - Description written by co-curator Pedro Alonzo.⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ OBEY Fist. Serigraph on Coventry Rag, 100% Cotton Custom Archival Paper with hand-deckled edges. 30 x 41 inches. Signed by Shepard Fairey. Numbered edition of 89. Comes with a certificate of authenticity. $900. Available Tuesday, October 8th @ 10 AM PDT at store.obeygiant.com/collections/prints. Max order: 1 per customer/household. *Orders are not guaranteed as demand is high and inventory is limited.* Multiple orders will be refunded. International customers are responsible for import fees due upon delivery. ALL SALES FINAL.