Shepard Fairey

Keeping it pretty: Art you can afford edition

Article: Keeping it pretty: Art you can afford edition

If you’re part of the one percent that can afford a piece of art by Andy Warhol, please stop reading this. You just don’t need any more tips. But for those of you who, like me, currently only covet a Robert Longo, or Kiki Smith, here’s a piece of advice. Forget about them! Value is in the eye of the beholder, and with the advent of independent e-commerce sites springing up we’re seeing an almost endless supply of new work by young artists that draw from contemporary culture. Giving us insight into how we’re ingesting the present world.

Death Cab video by Shepard Fairey

Article: Death Cab video by Shepard Fairey

Death Cab for Cutie bassist Nick Harmer reached out to the now-notable street artist and designer Shepard Fairey about creating a music video for their song “Home is a Fire.” The video piece above is the result, which unsurprisingly utilizes the artistic medium for which Shep is most well known for, and he explains the…

Interview with Nirvana baby, now working for Shepard Fairey

Article: Interview with Nirvana baby, now working for Shepard Fairey

Nirvana Baby, Spencer Elden from Barry O Donnell on Vimeo. Check out this short interview with Spencer Elden, 19, who is better known around the world as the baby swimming on the cover of Nirvana’s seminal Nevermind album. In the interview, he explains that at that time, his parents were in art school with Kirk…

Shepard Fairey at Deitch Projects

Article: Shepard Fairey at Deitch Projects

Shepard Fairey, the artist who made Obama and Andre the Giant graphic art poster boys is showing a new collection of work at Deitch Projects, which will be closing its doors for good. May Day, an exhibition of new work by Fairey, will be the famed gallery’s final project. Coinciding with the show Fairey will…

Shepard Fairey's new mural in downtown NYC

Article: Shepard Fairey's new mural in downtown NYC

Earlier this week on Tuesday night, Shepard Fairey painted a mural in front of a large crowd in downtown Manhattan, on the corner of Houston and Bowery to be exact. You can see the final result in the photo above. I learned about this that night via the MoMA’s twitter which re-tweeted @hrag’s on-the-scene twitpics…

Keith Haring and Obey

Article: Keith Haring and Obey

Modern Art fans may want to walk this year’s AIDS Walk in NYC. Shepard Fairey, famous for his iconic Obama poster and Andre the Giant/Obey street art/clothing label is donating a free shirt to anyone who walks with the Keith Haring Foundation’s team. The shirt features an image of Haring, a victim of AIDS, taken…

Obama: this joke's on you

Article: Obama: this joke's on you

The Los Angeles Times has caught up with the artist responsible for those Obama/Joker posters popping up around your local healthcare town hall. And shockingly, he’s not a Republican. He’s a Kucinich supporter.

Behind the Scenes with Shepard Fairey

Article: Behind the Scenes with Shepard Fairey

A neat sneak peek into the behind the scenes of renowned and controversial street artist Shephard Fairey at his studio. If you’ve just woken up from a Rip Van Winkle nap and have no idea who he is, Fairey’s fame is bookend by his OBEY stickers early in his counter-mainstream days and most recently, his…