Shepard Fairey is in SF this week, and he and his crew will be working on two murals to celebrate the opening of American Civics, a collaboration between Shepard and the estate of Jim Marshall. The first mural (image on the left) is Cesar Chavez at 453 Hayes St. The image Marshall took is after Chavez completed his 300 Mile March to Sacramento in support of farmworkers’ rights in 1966.
The image of Fannie Lee Chaney (right) will appear at 701 Alabama Street. Marshall’s photo is from 1964, on the day Chaney found out her son, James Chaney, and two friends were murdered by the Ku Klux Klan for registering African Americans to vote during Freedom Summer.
The opening of American Civics will be on Saturday, August 13th at the San Francisco Art Exchange, 458 Geary. There will be a meet & greet from 2-4pm.
Obey’s new line for Fall has just dropped.
We’re trying to make it to L.A. to check out the new show at Subliminal Projects, Banned In Babylon: The Art and Culture of Bad Brain featuring works by Darryl Jenifer, Lucian Perkins, John Mousheghian, Jeannie “Aunt Jean” Pawlowski, and Shepard Fairey. Open now through August 20th, 1331 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles (usually 12-6pm).
Obey Clothing just dropped a fairly extensive capsule collection with classic Bad Brains designs as well as some new artwork. We have a sampling here.
Dr. Know by John Mousheghian
HR & Dr. Know by Lucian Perkins
COVERT TO OVERT: PHOTOGRAPHY OF OBEY GIANT BY JON FURLONG from OBEY CLOTHING on Vimeo.
New video recapping some of Jon Furlong’s history and photography of Shepard Fairey and his work. Shepard’s new book, Covert to Overt is out now, as is the new holiday drop from OBEY.
New OBEY Holiday items have started to arrive, including a collaboration with OG Slick (whose line DISSIZIT! is celebrating its 10th anniversary). Check out the new collection here.