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, fading, and a little tattered […]

Shepard Fairey Does Ronald Reagan

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 message — and politically expressive […]

Street Art by Shepard Fairey on PCH …Santa Monica, Los Angeles

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 of the American flag. The […]

At RISD … Shepard Fairey OBEY mural

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. All rights reserved.

In Los Angeles … Shepard Fairey at Speedway & Brooks

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 couldn’t help but notice the eyes […]

Gold Shepard Fairey

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 Japanese sake bottle.