Инстаграм @obeygiant Shepard Fairey
The Voting Rights are Human Rights print is a collaboration with photographer Steve Schapiro who documented many of the important civil rights protests in the 1960s. Steve and I met at the opening of The Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration in Montgomery, Alabama. As I looked through his numerous beautiful and powerful photos, we discussed the possibility of collaborating on the spot. Voting rights and racial equality were the focus of a mass movement toward a more just society in the ’60s. Unfortunately, insidious racism, which never went away, has given way to more overt racism, and voter suppression, often targeting people of color, and students, is on the rise. Democracy needs to work for everyone. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Simply put, voting rights are human rights, and we need to make every effort to give equal voting access to everyone of voting age regardless of race or economic circumstance. Civil rights are still threatened and need to be supported vigorously. Proceeds from this print will benefit Bryan Stevenson’s Equal Justice Initiative @eji_org, which provides legal representation to people who have been illegally convicted, unfairly sentenced, or abused in state jails and prisons, the same organization that brought Steve Schapiro and me together. Thank you for caring! -Shepard ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Voting Rights Are Human Rights. 18 x 24 inches. Screen print on Cream Speckle Tone paper. Original photo by Steve Schapiro. Signed by Shepard Fairey. Numbered edition of 550. $65. Proceeds go to Equal Justice Initiative @eji_org. Available on February 25th @ 10AM PDT at https://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 consider Robbie Conal as one of the most important street poster artists and one of my biggest inspirations conceptually. It was an honor to write the foreword for his new book, "Robbie Conal: Street Wise: 35 Years of Politically Charged Guerrilla Art," which comes out in April 2020. In celebration of this new release, I'll be doing a talk with Robbie and Jim Daichendt on June 8th in Los Angeles. If you're in town, I hope you can make it! Be sure to visit the link in bio for tickets. -Shepard
My "Printed Matters" exhibition will be on view in Melbourne, Australia for the first time, as part of @cantdotomorrow's art festival! "Printed Matters" focuses on the importance of printed material in my art and incorporates a variety of works, including serigraphs on paper, editions on wood, editions on metal, and fine art collages. The opening reception is on February 20th, and the show will be on view through February 29th at The Facility in Kensington. If you're in town, I hope you can make it! Visit the link in bio to grab your tickets to the festival. -Shepard ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ OBEY Star (Pattern), 2017 Material Stencil and Mixed Media Collage on Paper 16 x 18 3/4 inches
The remaining edition of the "Revolution in our Time" print, a collaboration between Ed Nachtrieb (@enachtrieb) and I will be released tomorrow, February 18th on my site: store.obeygiant.com! Proceeds will go to Hong Kong Free Press (@hongkongfp), an independent, non-profit, English-language news source, where their mission is to amplify the voices of the voiceless in Greater China. The HKFP team is fully committed to reporting the facts, without fear, favor or interference. Find more details and Ed Nachtrieb's thoughts on the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests through the link in my bio! Thanks for caring. -Shepard ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Revolution in our Time. Screen print on cream Speckle Tone Paper. 18 x 24 inches. Signed by Shepard Fairey and Ed Nachtrieb. Numbered edition of 500. $70. Proceeds go to @hongkongfp. Available on Tuesday, February 18th @ 10AM 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 still enjoy putting work up on the street because I know there’s the possibility of connecting with someone that is not already a fan of the genre for my art in particular. All cultural movements have the potential for bandwagon jumpers and oversaturation, but in my opinion, good work always breaks through even when someone thinks they’re a jaded hipster. -Shepard Photo: @jonathanfurlong
I will continue to be outspoken about the much-needed reforms to gun policies in this country. I was honored to create art and participate in the Voices of Parkland documentary premiere to benefit Brady United. It's one thing to convince yourself that it's our "right" to have unrestricted gun access, but quite another to stand with parents and children directly impacted by the damage that one person can do with one gun, which is what happened two years ago today, on Valentine's Day, at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. I'm proud to be a supporter of this film and this cause, and I will not back down. Thank you to Jeff Vespa, Joan Flagg, and all of the volunteers who made this happen. Congrats to Team Enough, a youth-led coalition of the Brady organization. Thanks to JK Livin an organization that brought students out to watch the film. And lastly, thanks to @rockthevote and @dumbisovermasa for registering people to vote and raising awareness this election year. If this post enrages you and you want to unfollow me, be my guest. On the other hand, if you like to see less suffering caused by guns, be sure to use your voice and your vote! Thanks for caring. - Shepard⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Photos: Brady United & Austin Nelson/BFA⠀
My friends at @powwowworldwide just launched their POW! WOW! WORLDWIDE! Volume One book, featuring thousands of internationally renowned contemporary, street, and graffiti artists and their large scale works of public art. You can find my "Golden Future?" mural, which I completed with my team in Honolulu last year in one of the pages. Available now at @paragon_books. Visit the link in bio to grab a copy! -Shepard
The Voices of Parkland LA Premiere is happening TONIGHT at @theatre_acedtla! I will be hosting tonight alongside Tony Hawk and Mark Mothersbaugh. I'm also releasing the art I created to support Voices of Parkland as a print, and they will be available for purchase at the premiere. In addition, some merch including t-shirts and skate decks will also be available at the event. Proceeds will benefit Brady United (@bradybuzz)! If you're in the area and want to be part of an amazing project, join us tonight! Visit the link in bio for tickets and more info. - Shepard ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Parkland Voices. Screen print on cream Speckle Tone Paper. 24 x 18 inches. Signed by Shepard Fairey. Numbered edition of 550. $60. Proceeds will go to @bradybuzz. Available on Wednesday, February 12th at the Voices of Parkland LA Premiere at the Ace Hotel, Downtown Los Angeles. ALL SALES FINAL. Visit the link in bio for tickets and more info. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Voices of Parkland - Premiering Feb. 12th at the Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles, 7pm. @theatre_acedtla Directed by Jeff Vespa Exec. Produced by Judd Apatow
I can’t imagine life without music. As my 50th birthday dauntingly looms, I considered all the music that has soundtracked and often helped to shape my life and came up with a list to share. My “50 at 50” @spotify playlist is woefully incomplete to paint the full picture of the songs, bands, artists, and albums that have made a profound impact on me and brought me so much joy over the years. The songs on the list represent important steps in my evolution, but they are not all necessarily my favorite songs by these musicians. Many of the songs represent gateways to an artist, a genre, or a subculture. I’ve listed the songs in the order that they came into my life, not when they were originally released. I’m well aware that the Stooges and Ramones preceded the Sex Pistols, but that’s not the order of discovery for me. The wonderful thing is that great music holds up over time, and it is incredible to discover good music, whether it be new or old. The majority of the tunes are things I listened to in my teens and twenties because I think we all feel a strong connection to music you listen to as you develop a sense of identity. There are so many great bands from multiple genres that I tragically didn’t have space to include, so I’ve included an afterword list as a supplement on my site, obeygiant.com. I hope you enjoy a small window into my musical journey. Visit the link in bio for more details + to listen now! -Shepard
A selection of my works and an installation piece will be on view, alongside many incredible artists at "Sidewalk Activism," a new group exhibition opening at @oceansidemuseum on Saturday, February 15th! If you're in the area, go check it out. Visit the link in my bio for admission and more info on the show! -Shepard
I've long believed that protests in the streets are an essential tool for meaningful change because the passion, courage, and visceral force of the participants in a mass protest send a powerful message that they are fully committed to their cause! Ed Nachtrieb (@enachtrieb) photographed many incredible moments of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests in China. I'm honored to collaborate with Ed on a set of two images based on his documentation 30 years ago, especially because pro-democracy and human-rights protesters are still in the streets of Hong Kong!⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We're releasing these two images, "Long Live the People" + "Revolution in our Time" as matching numbered print sets and "Long Live the People" individually on Tuesday, February 11th at 10 AM PDT. The remaining edition of "Revolution in Our Time" will be available on Tuesday, February 18th. Proceeds will go to Hong Kong Free Press (@hongkongfp), an independent, non-profit, English-language news source, where their mission is to amplify the voices of the voiceless in Greater China. The HKFP team is fully committed to reporting the facts, without fear, favor or interference. You can find more details and Ed Nachtrieb's thoughts on the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests through the link in my bio.⠀ -Shepard⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Long Live the People + Revolution in our Time matching numbered set. Silkscreen on cream Speckle Tone Paper. 18 x 24 inches. Signed by Shepard Fairey. Numbered edition of 500. A limited number of both editions will be available as a set for $130. Long Live the People (sold individually) will be available for $70. Proceeds go to @hongkongfp. Available on Tuesday, February 11th @ 10AM PDT at store.obeygiant.com/collections/prints. The remaining edition of Revolution in Our Time will sell on Tuesday, February 18th. 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.
#LEGALIZEHUMANITY opened last weekend, a collaboration between @oldpal and my gallery, @subliminalprojects. I had a great time dj'ing and seeing the exhibition come to life! @obeyclothing's @pubesky and @seancee1 also spun some great tunes at the afterparty at @barhenryla. Swipe through for a few photos from the night!⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Legalize Humanity is now on view from 12-6pm through February 8th at Subliminal Projects. A portion of proceeds will benefit @raicestexas (The Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services), an organization providing free and low-cost legal services to underserved immigrant children, families, and refugees, as well as social programs, bond assistance, and human rights advocacy nationwide. If you're in the area, be sure to check it out. -Shepard 📷: @morgnar
CELEBRATE THE LIFE OF KIM SHATTUCK AVAILABLE AT THE ALS BENEFIT CONCERT ON MARCH 15TH! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Henry Rollins asked me if I’d be willing to make the poster for a concert celebrating the life of The Muff’s Kim Shattuck, who passed away from ALS last October. I was more than happy to do it because ALS is brutal. My art assistant’s dad died from it, and my wife has MS, which has slower, but similar effects. I’m a fan of The Muffs and several of the bands involved, but mostly, I’m glad I can support the effort to cure ALS and celebrate Kim’s life! -Shepard ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Celebrate The Life of Kim Shattuck. Screenprint on cream Speckle Tone Paper. 18 x 24 inches. Signed by Shepard Fairey. Numbered edition of 350. $70. Available on Sunday, March 15th at the ALS Benefit Concert at the El Rey Theater. ALL SALES FINAL. Visit the link in bio for tickets and more info.
Recently added, "Facing the Giant: Three Decades of Dissent" is coming to Greenwich, Connecticut this week! Opening February 7th at @samuelowen from 6pm-8pm. This is the last chance to view my #FACINGTHEGIANT show, a reflection on the last 30 years of my career... if you're in the area, don't miss it! Visit the link in bio for more details and to RSVP. As always, thanks for the support. -Shepard
I was devastated to hear that Andy Gill, founding member of Gang of Four, passed away from a respiratory illness last night. Andy was a brilliant guitarist and conceptual thinker. Gang of Four has been tremendously influential for me. I saw the band in LA less than a year ago and even though Andy was the only original member, they sounded great and I was delighted to hang with Andy and his wife Catherine a bit after the show. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I have to admit that I was late to the party of cool people who understood the importance and brilliance of Gang of Four. I finally bought their debut album Entertainment in 2002, right before Gang of Four began to be recognized as an influence on bands like The Rapture, Radio 4, and Franz Ferdinand. Gang of Four are a great band musically with an excellent tension between funk, rhythm, and noise, but I was equally excited by their lyrics with many of their songs tackling subjects like consumption, capitalism, obsession with power, exploitation, narcissism, and class structure. "Natural's Not in It” is my favorite song because the interplay and negative space between the musical elements is awesome, plus the lyrics are a very smart critique of consumerism and superficial social constructs. I was lucky to see the Gang of Four original line-up live several times in the early to mid 2000’s and they sounded tight and powerful every time. I was very happy when I was asked to design the sleeve for a Gang of Four remix 7” in 2005. In 2012 I made my Not Great Men print which was inspired by the Gang of Four song of the same name from their album Entertainment..The song Not Great Men has long struck me as a wise indictment of the contradiction or paradox of leadership and power. I like to think that art and music are the rare zones where pleasure and intellectual provocation can co-exist powerfully. Gang of Four exemplifies that idea and is a content source of inspiration for me… thanks for the tunes and ideas...you will be missed deeply Andy Gill! -Shepard
You can put up posters, stencils, stickers and it may be cleaned in a day, a week, two years or the weather may erode it, but as long as I'm continuously putting things up and there are other people that like my work who are helping to put things out there in the world, there’s constantly work there, and that’s what’s important. It's not about how many things I’ve made or how many happen to be up right now, it's that there are things constantly going up, and it’s a cycle that you learn to love as a street artist. It's not about one spot or the duration of one thing, it's about a constant process, and I love that process. It's not about preciousness, it's about action. -Shepard ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #repost @jenvertone #obey #obeygiant #shepardfairey #streetart
I created art to support Voices of Parkland and Brady (@bradybuzz), because I want to do my part in the fight against gun violence. My art will be available at the LA screening on Feb. 12 as prints, t-shirts, sweatshirts and skate decks. More information coming soon, but if you want to be part of an amazing project, buy your tickets to see the film, watch the panel, and get whatever tool of empowerment that suits you. Thanks for caring! - Shepard ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Voices of Parkland - Premiering Feb. 12th at the Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles, 7pm. @theatre_acedtla Buy tickets through the link bio. Directed by Jeff Vespa Exec. Produced by Judd Apatow
FLORAL HARMONY (FULL SET & PAIRS) AVAILABLE TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’m always creating new patterns to use in my street installs and fine art pieces. I used to buy discontinued wallpaper to incorporate patterns into my art, but now I design and print my own. I think these look nice as stand alone prints, not just repeat patterns, so I’m releasing a 100 print edition of eight versions. I’m happy with the blue variations that make sense with the expanded color palette of my more recent art. There will be a few of the full matching numbered sets (all eight prints) available at a lower price per print as well. Check out the details below! -Shepard ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Floral Harmony. Silkscreen on cream Speckle Tone Paper. 18 x 24 inches. Signed by Shepard Fairey. Numbered edition of 100. Limited quantities of the FULL set (all eight prints) will be sold at a discounted price of $280. PAIRS of each color way will be sold for $90: Dark Blue Yin/Yang, Light Blue Yin/Yang, Black Yin/Yang, Red Yin/Yang. Available on Tuesday, February 4th @ 10AM PDT at store.obeygiant.com/collections/prints. Max order: 1 of each set 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'm excited to announce that @oldpal is collaborating with my gallery, @subliminalprojects for #LegalizeHumanity - a pop-up group exhibition to benefit @raicestexas, The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services. The "Legalize Humanity" campaign aims to raise awareness for marginalized communities by supporting non-profits championing equality for all. The art show brings together artists who support equality and humanity through their works, inspiring viewers to stand up, take action, and join a movement anchored in empathy and understanding. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Many amazing artists, including @buckleynow, @camillamengstrom, @ed.templeton, @ernestoyerena, @evanhecox, @land, @mattrmccormick, @paulwindle, @lefawnhawk, @sofiaenriquez, @sterlingbartlett, @swoonhq, @poni are contributing art to the show. Here's my "Welcome Visitor" large-format wood piece that you'll see in person if you come out to the opening reception on February 1st, 7 pm - 10pm! You can find more info and RSVP through the link in bio. If you're in town, I hope to see you there. Thanks for caring! -Shepard ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Shepard Fairey Welcome Visitor, 2017 Silkscreen on Wood Panel 24 x 35 inches ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Visit the link in bio to RSVP to the opening reception on February 1st, 7pm- 10pm.
I was very sad to hear that Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash this morning alongside his daughter and others. I worked with him on a few projects and he was always friendly, funny, intelligent and he went out of his way to make me feel respected as a collaborator despite my status being far beneath his. It does not matter who your favorite team is, if you appreciate style, grace, and power in basketball, then you have to have appreciated Kobe Bryant. Kobe worked hard and his sustained excellence made him a basketball icon. It was a genuine pleasure to work with him. I’m very sorry for his family. -Shepard #ripkobebryant #ripgiannabryant
The name of this mural in NY’s East Village is “Vivi La Revolucion” because it’s a portrait of my daughter Vivienne, AKA Vivi… it's obviously a play on “Viva La Revolucion.” The mural was created as an urge for peace and a willingness to rise above our more destructive tendencies. The location of the wall is directly across from an elementary school and the content contains imagery that kids can relate to, but I also think that anyone can relate to the innocence and idealism of youth. Most prejudices are learned and then need to be unlearned. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The mural is in an area where I spent a lot of time doing street art in New York in the ’90s. I’m grateful to the L.I.S.A. Project NYC, Wayne Rada for facilitating and the neighborhood for supporting. Unfortunately, the surface of the wall the mural is on is old and crumbling so it will probably be painted over or re-surfaced soon. I’ve told Vivienne that good karma is important, and that we get back what we put into the world. I’ll see what she thinks when I tell her she should check in with the karma police because here face is falling off! Anyway, something I accepted long ago is that street art, along with pretty much everything, is impermanent. I enjoy seeing my art on walls, but painting the next mural is more important than being precious about the old ones. -Shepard ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #repost @mayadnitz “Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” #martinlutherking #mlkday #riseabovethenoise
AMERICAN DREAMERS AVAILABLE ON JANUARY 28TH AT OBEYGIANT.COM! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "American Dreamers" is a collaborative mural in Los Angeles that I worked on with @vhils in 2018. We created a lithograph print of this mural at Idem Studio - a historical, fine-art print shop in Paris, where they use a very special process to print their lithographs and have worked with masters like Matisse, Picasso, Miro, Dubuffet, Braque, Chagall, Giacometti, and Léger. You can learn more about their lithography through the link in my bio. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For those of you who missed out on release at Underdogs Gallery last month, here's a second chance! I'll be releasing a select number of these on my site: obeygiant.com on January 28th at 10 AM PDT. As always, thanks for the support! -Shepard ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ American Dreamers. Original photography by @jonathanfurlong. Seven color lithograph on paper. Printed on a Marinoni press at Idem Studio, Paris. 27.6 x 39.4 inches. Signed by @vhils and Shepard Fairey. Numbered edition of 450. $400. Available on Tuesday, January 28th @ 10AM 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.