Shepard Fairey | Harmony & Discord at Pace Prints

April 26 2012 . 09:47pm

Shepard Fairey spent several weeks in New York in July 2011 and February 2012, creating and printing the works for his forthcoming exhibition at Pace Prints. In this video, he discusses the ideas behind the works and the printmaking processes that he used. All the works were created at the Pace Paper studio and Watanabe Press in Brooklyn.

The exhibition “Harmony & Discord” opens Saturday May 5 at Pace Prints, 521 West 26th Street, New York. For more information, visit paceprints.com/shepardfairey

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REVOLUTIONS – THE ALBUM COVER ART OF SHEPARD FAIREY

March 08 2011 . 01:18pm

Obey Giant Art x Subliminal Projects x Robert Berman Gallery are proud to present REVOLUTIONS, a project featuring the Album Cover Art of Shepard Fairey. On exhibition from March 12th thru April 23rd at Robert Berman’s C2 Gallery, will be over 80 pieces of Punk, Rock, New Wave, Jazz, and Hip-Hop inspired artwork based on the 12″ record cover format. To mark this occasion, two special Limited Edition Album Cover Print Box sets will be released for the exhibition. Please join us for the opening celebration on Saturday, March 12th, 8-11pm.

“Long before I knew about art galleries or even street art, I was excited about album cover art, if only because it was the visual counterpart to the music on the records I loved. Album covers conjured a euphoric association with the listening experience. Most of my earliest home-made tee shirts were stencils based on punk album covers. I’ve had some very moving encounters with art in my life, especially in the street, but almost nothing can compare with the first time I heard the boots marching and first chord of the Sex Pistols’ Holidays in the Sun, or the air raid sirens leading into “too black, too strong” on the intro to Public Enemy’s It Takes A Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back, or the opening guitar scream of Black Flag’sRise Above. Those songs did, and still do, make my arm hairs stand up. Music is visceral and accessible, but also has the additional powerful layers of the lyrics, with their content and politics, and the style,politics, and personalities of the musicians themselves. No matter how much I love art, or try to convince myself of its relevance in society, the fact remains that music is a lot cooler and way more able to reach people’s hearts and minds… but I’m a populist and I look at this way: I may not play an instrument, but I’m gonna rock it hard as nails anyway. With my art I try to capture the same energy and spirit that makes music so powerful and democratic. REVOLUTIONS is a celebration of all the great music and accompanying art that has inspired me over the years.”
– Shepard

REVOLUTIONS
The Album Cover Art of Shepard Fairey

Opening Reception:
March 12th, 2011, 8-11pm

Musical performances by:
Dan The Automator
Metalachi
DJ Shepard Fairey
music presented by Soul Kitchen

Exhibition Dates:
3/12 – 4/23/11

Robert Berman Gallery C2
2525 Michigan Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90404

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Shepard Fairey x Subliminal Projects Opening | photos by Willie T

September 17 2010 . 07:53pm

Photos by: Willie T

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Our boy Shepard Fairey is one of GQ’s man of the year!

December 25 2008 . 04:22pm

Congrats Shepard!

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