We were in Silver Lake, in Los Angeles, stopping by a popular espresso bar for a quick coffee, driving around and around looking for a spot to park when there it was staring at us: A poster by artist Shepard Fairey. A little later, on a recent visit to the
Greater than the sum of its parts, this mural is an awesome collaboration by the Portuguese artist Alexandre Manuel Dias Farto, a.k.a., VHILS, and Shepard Fairey, the influential, icon-making Los Angeles-based artist who, among many things, created the OBEY iconography and the Obama “Hope” poster. The mural is in the
Like a vintage wine, some street art ages remarkably well. Others not so well. Take for example most wheat-paste street art posters like the one pictured here in Venice, Los Angeles, by artist Shepard Fairey (see all Shepard Fairey posts). It’s classic Fairey. But it’s showing its age. It’s worn,
The ever-gentrifying Arts District in Downtown Los Angeles is home to lots of large-scale street art, including this classic Shepard Fairey politically-tinged mural on Alameda Street behind the Angel City Brewery. The artwork depicts the late U.S. president Ronald Reagan holding a sign that says “Legislative influence for sale.” Its
We spotted some new street art from artist Shepard Fairey in an unusual spot last week. Along Pacific Coast Highway, under the towering bluffs of north Santa Monica, there’s an abandoned, partially destroyed retaining wall where two new black-and-white graphic posters had been wheat-pasted. One poster is of draped triangle
Our contributing editor Ryan Baum came across this super awesome mural by the ever-prolific Shepard Fairey at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in Providence, Rhode Island. Fairey’s artwork here is site specific, drawing from local architectural imagery and referencing the city’s important industrial history. Great stuff. Ryan Baum images.
We were riding down the Speedway today when we saw this piece by Shepard Fairey peering at us from behind a chain-linked fence near the intersection with Brooks Court in Venice, in Los Angeles. The wheat-paste appears on the facade of a condemned building overlooking an equally barren courtyard. We
Fresh stencil art work in gold by artist Shepard Fairey near the corner of Prince and Mott streets in Nolita, in downtown New York City. The gold paint and retro-modern East Asian graphic imagery is powerful and looks like a design one would find on the label of an expensive
Shepard Fairey has been on a New York City blitz the past couple of weeks, putting up lots of fresh artwork throughout the city ahead of a major exhibition of his work at influential downtown gallery Deitch Projects. Earlier in the week Fairey put up a massive outdoor mural on
Artist Shepard Fairey appeared on local New York City news station NY1 for an in-studio live interview segment. Among several topics discussed were the iconic Obama “Hope” poster, graffiti, copyright and fair-use issues, and his new work, which will show at the Deitch Projects gallery, in New York, in May.
A massive and ripped-up Obey-Andre (“Giant has a Posse”) wheat-paste poster in SoHo, in downtown New York City. Looks kinda cool this way, actually, like abstract artwork.
Getting word from World Famous Design Junkies about a new street-art poster series called American Pioneers from Shepard Fairey and the OBEY team. Fairey is collaborating with legendary RnB singer Smokey Robinson on a dope new poster.
Miami Street Art: Epic Shepard Fairey wheat-paste street art work at Dorissa in Miami’s Design District. © Ivan Corsa Photos – Street Art Images
Street artist Shepard Fairey was arrested at a museum exhibition of his work in Boston last Friday. According to the Boston Globe, Fairey was arrested at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) as he arrived for a sold-out event, part of the Supply and Demand show of his work, where
New York Street Art: Recent street art by artist Shepard Fairey on Chrystie Street, between Rivington and Delancey street on the LES, NYC. © Ivan Corsa Photo – Street Art Images