Shepard Fairey Makes Colbert Report

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 16, 2009
.cc_box a:hover .cc_home{background:url('http://www.comedycentral.com/comedycentral/video/assets/syndicated-logo-over.png') !important;}.cc_links a{color:#b9b9b9;text-decoration:none;}.cc_show a{color:#707070;text-decoration:none;}.cc_title a{color:#868686;text-decoration:none;}.cc_links a:hover{color:#67bee2;text-decoration:underline;}   The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c Shepard Fairey Colbert at Christmas Colbert Christmas DVD Green Screen Bill O'Reilly Interview       As if this needs an introduction. We are so happy and proud of Shepard Fairey (Juxtapoz cover #82). Rock it to the White House, brotha.

"Shepard Fairey: Supply & Demand" 20-Year Retrospective

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Right when Shepard Fairey (Juxtapoz cover #82) couldn’t get much bigger, he goes and gets himself a museum exhibition. Not just any museum showing though, a massive 20-year retrospective of his work. Shep always did tend to do things on a bigger scale. On the 20th anniversary of the Obey Giant campaign, the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston opens the first museum survey of Shepard Fairey, the influential street artist who created the now iconic Obama poster. Featuring over 80 works, Shepard Fairey: Supply & Demand traces the artist’s career over 20 years, from the Obey Giant stencil to screen prints of political revolutionaries and rock stars to recent mixed-media works and a new mural commissioned for the ICA show, which will be on display February 6th to August 16th, 2009. Fairey uses his work as a platform to make statements on social issues important to him. The artist explains his driving motivation: "The real message behind most of my work is ‘question everything." He’s a gem, that Shepard is. Learn more on Supply & Demand over this way

Shepard Fairey & Cleon Peterson Design Marketing Campaign for Saks Fifth Avenue

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 08, 2009
Shepard Fairey’s propaganda machine has taken yet another turn towards world-domination, as Saks Fifth Avenue hired Shepard Fairey (Juxtapoz cover #82), along with Cleon Peterson (Juxtapoz #85), to design their upcoming Spring marketing campaign. Saks know what’s up, as Terron E. Schaefer, the senior vice president for marketing at Saks stated, “What we do every day, really, is propaganda.” Read further at nytimes.com

Photos: David Choe Signs "Choe Gal"

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 30, 2008
David Choe (Juxtapoz cover #72) has got to be one of our all-time favorite artistic bad-boys, but he proved he's got a softer side as well when he created the doll Choe Gal. Mr Choe took the evening to sign Choe Gal at GR2 in Los Angeles last week, attracting fans from all over to get their sticky hands on one of the limited 1,000 pieces available for sale. Choe Gal is his first wood figure: extremely detailed, totally hand painted, and featuring a head that rotates to expose three facial expressions (to express whatever mood your bi-polar ass may be in that second.) If you couldn’t make it out to LA to get your own doll signed, take a peek at what you missed in photos right over here…

Four Free Signed Shepard Fairey prints Up for Grabs!

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 25, 2008
Remember our massive retrospective exhibit, In the Land of Retinal Delights: The Juxtapoz Factor, at Laguna Museum of Art this year? Of course you do. That shit was epic. Anyways, the equally epic Shepard Fairey (Juxtapoz #82) was kind enough to design these special limited edition posters in honor of the show, and we were able to get our hands on four of these gorgeous prints which we’ll be GIVING AWAY to FOUR lucky kids who REGISTER for the Juxtapoz NEWSLETTER this weekend! Signed, numbered, loved…these prints are very rare and courtesy of our friends at Hurley, who sponsored the show. (Thanks guys!) Not only are they worth quite a chunk of change, but they’ll look pretty damn sweet up on your wall. So what have you got to lose? SIGN UP NOW

REVOK x Shepard Fairey: Warm Fuzzy Story

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 18, 2008
We came across one of the greatest stories of artist camaraderie we’ve heard in a long time just now. While perusing our favorite artist blogs, we noticed that REVOK of The Seventh Letter (Juxtapoz #78) posted this truly inspiring story. Anyone who says the art world is full of shady folks, that graffiti artists are criminals, or that Shepard Fairey (Juxtapoz #82) has sold out…get a load of this: “In case you haven’t heard, yours truly is wrapped up in a bit of legal drama at the moment… I’ll refrain from the details but what I will say is that it is a ridiculous case and it is fucking expensive hassle!” writes REVOK. “Not only did these overzealous cops raid my pad at 6am, but they also thought it necessary to confiscate all of my shit; my computer, external hard drives, photos, art supplies -basically everything I use to make my living. “I’ve been doing whatever I can do in these hard times to scratch up the paper to pay my lawyer for the case… thankfully, my man SHEPARD FAIREY came through like the champ that he is and donated all of the proceeds from a run of his prints to my legal fund! This was a completely unexpected and very generous gesture! And has helped me out tremendously! Thanks Shep. –you’re the man.” Woah, this kind of shit almost makes our cold hearts melt a just little bit. Now check out this dope video below of REVOK painting this weekend at the Wintafresh Graffiti Art Expo in Tucson, Arizona (which is what we were initially looking for when we stumbled across the previously mentioned bit of generosity.) Enjoy the video, enjoy the fuzzy feeling you have in your heart right now, and above all, continue to support and enjoy artists that strive everyday to make our world a better, more interesting and beautiful place to live.

Shepard Fairey's Iconic Obama Image Makes Time Magazine

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 18, 2008
“Tomorrow my illustration for Time Magazine’s ‘Person of The Year’ hits the newsstands,” writes…do we even need to say his name? Yep, two of our favorite people, Obama and Fairey, have made it onto the cover of one of the most well-known publications in the world (although they are a bit behind us, as we got Fairey on our cover way back in 2007, but who's keeping tabs?) Overall, it’s a proud day, but Shepard openly shares his mixed feelings on the subject in a refreshingly honest and thoughtful post on his site: “While I’m very honored to be validated by a periodical that is nothing short of an American institution, the moment is bittersweet because I’m very disappointed by Obama’s appointment of Rick Warren to deliver his invocation during Obama’s inaugural address,” Fairey writes. “Rick Warren is against gay marriage and reproductive rights, and he does not believe in evolution (maybe he offers himself as proof of lack of evolution). […] I still think Obama is the best choice for president, but I can’t condone Warren’s involvement in Obama’s inauguration, no matter how insignificant it is. While I’m on the subject of gay marriage, I will be donating a chunk of the proceeds from an inauguration poster of Obama I was asked to create to the movement to overturn Prop 8.” Preach on, brotha. How many different ways can you say awesome?

David Choe Signing his "Choe Gal"

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 18, 2008
David Choe's (Juxtapoz cover #72) Choe Gal will be sold at GR2 in Los Angeles with a special treat: Mr Choe himself will be present to sign his limited edition wooden doll from 6-8pm! Raised on comic books, affected by street art, and inspired by crime, women, and music, Choe has developed a unique and restless style that is effortless yet meticulous and focused, and (or course) dirty. Choe Gal is his first wood figure: extremely detailed, totally hand painted, and featuring a head that rotates to expose three facial expressions. This piece is strictly limited to 1,000 pieces and a mere $45. Details at giantrobot.com

David Choe x Burlesque Design: "Exodus From the Land of Play"

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 17, 2008
One of our all-time favorite artists and all-around crazy dudes, David Choe (Juxtapoz cover #72) will be releasing a new 18-coior screen print called Exodus From the Land of Play (shown below) printed by Burlesque Design (shown above with Choe) tomorrow, December 18th.  All these prints are one-of-a-kind, as Choe painted and drew on each and every one of them; luckily for him (but perhaps not so lucky for you) the prints are limited to an edition of 76. Lucky for all of us, Burlesque documented the whole process in the video below. Exodus From the Land of Play will be sold exclusively on the Burlesque Design Website starting tomorrow, 2pm Central Time. Here's how Mr. Choe himself describes his print, Exodus From the Land of Play: "...in the land of play, the skies rain fried cheese bread, there is non-stop fun and unlimited freedom, children are encouraged to commit acts of vandalism, fight, drink beer out of unicorn horns, smoke cigars that turn into Bubblicious, and gamble and never lose. “Nuns show you their shaved vaginas and preach, up all night, sleep all day, where everyone plays and never works, where a kid can be a kid, and also where a man can behave like a kid... “I won't tell you what happened, but everyone has to leave immediately, get the fuck out now! So our heroine and androgynous vamp, donning royal robes and Axl Rose gear, lead a parade of donkey-eared miscreants and n'er-do-wells armed with customized Super Soakers filled with gummy worm juice and milk from Cocoa Krispies..." Woah, sounds like our kind of place. More on David Choe at www.davidchoe.com

Shepard Fairey & Caesar, Xiaoqing Ding, Adam Wallacavage, WK Interact

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 03, 2008
Jonathan LeVine Gallery will be participating in Art Miami, from December 4-7th, with some very exciting exhibits at both Scope Art Fair and Aqua Art Fair in the Wynwood Art District. At Scope, a solo exhibition by Shepard Fairey promises to bring the crowds to booth 370, and at Aqua Ray Caesar, Xiaoqing Ding and Adam Wallacavage will grace Booth 7, while WK Interact will have Booth 8 all to himself. Learn a bit more on all participating artists right here…

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