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.
Shepard Fairey is making a guest appearance on Portlandia on January 29th. He says:
I’m a big fan of Portlandia, Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen’s comedy show based on poking fun at the idiosyncrasies of bohemian Portland Oregon, so I was very excited when they asked me to do a cameo. I’ve spent a bit of time and done a few art shows in Portland, so I know where Portlandia finds its inspiration. In fact, the part I play, a jaded art store employee, was set in the exact art store where I bought my art supplies while staying in Portland for a stint a few summers ago. I’m no actor, but this part, along with maybe “jaded art student” or “jaded skate shop employee,” are the closest I’ll ever get to method acting. Fred and Carrie are a blast to hang out with and made the whole experience a lot of fun for me. Here’s a clip from the segment, but you can catch the full episode Thurs. night on IFC. -Shepard
Portlandia airs Thursdays 10pm EST on IFC.
SHEPARD FAIREY: 50 Shades of Black
50 Shades of Black will feature 50 Hand Painted Multiples (HPMs) and a box set with screen print editions of each of the 50 new album cover designs. A record store installation with customized vintage turntables and a portion of Fairey’s own record collection will also be on view.
Opening Reception with special performance by Z-trip: Wednesday, April 16 · 8-11 pm
Free but RSVP required: email@example.com
Exhibition Dates: April 16 – May 17, 2014
1331 W. Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026