21 January 2017

Shepard Fairey Saturates Washington With We The People Protest Posters

The iconic street artist Shepard Fairey has released a new series of posters titled, ‘We the People’ Series to Protest the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States of America.

27 November 2015

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OPINION: Shepard Fairey’s Eiffel Tower Installation Reflects The Freedom Of Paris

The famed street artist Shepard Fairey has recently revealed his contribution to the climate and sustainability debate in Paris, ahead of the Conference of Parties (COP21) in the french capital. The artist’s massive sphere – a truly global Christmas bauble for the city – dangled between the first and second floors of the Eiffel Tower. […]

27 November 2015

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Shepard Fairey Unveils Eiffel Tower Installation Highlighting Climate Change Conference

Shepard Fairey the US artist has unveiled a huge work attached to the Eiffel Tower in Paris, to highlight the Conference of Parties (COP21), on Climate Change, taking place from December 7 – 8.  The artist stated at the unveiling, “My political stance on protecting the planet is driven by my concern for the quality of life for future generations” […]

6 September 2015

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Shepard Fairey Case To Go To Trial Carrying Potential Ten-Year Sentence

The American Graffiti artist Shepard Fairey, who was charged in Detroit with causing criminal damage after allegedly vandalising several buildings during his residency in the city, will now have his day in court. The artist was returning from a ‘Spraycation’ installing his largest exhibition to date at CAC Málaga in Spain. Agents at the Los […]

11 July 2015

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Shepard Fairey Arrested In LA Over Detroit Malicious Destruction Charges

The American Graffiti artist Shepard Fairey, who was charged in Detroit with causing criminal damage after allegedly vandalising several buildings during his residency in the city, has been arrested in Los Angeles. The artist was returning from a ‘Spraycation’ installing his largest exhibition to date at CAC Málaga in Spain. Agents at the Los Angeles Airport intercepted the street artist as he returned home […]

26 June 2015

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Shepard Fairey: Detroit Arrest Warrant Issued For allegedly Tagging Buildings

The American ‘Street Artist’ Shepard Fairey is being sought by police in Detroit after he allegedly tagged buildings around the city. A warrant for the arrest of the graffiti giant, best known for creatin the “Hope” image of President Obama during his 2008 election campaign, has been issued by enforcement officers. Just because he is a well-known artist does not take away the […]

21 March 2014

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Shepard Fairey Creates Free Expression Charity Poster For Friends Of Ai Weiwei

Shepard Fairey, best known for his“Obey Giant” stencil and “HOPE”  poster for President Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign has created a new work for charity using the Chinese artist, dissident Ai Weiwei as the subject. The powerful orange, red, and black portrait was made in collaboration with Friends of Ai Weiwei, and is sending a clear […]

13 November 2012

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Urban Art Invades London In New Pop Up Exhibition

Banksy, Shepard Fairey, Risk and Ron English are part of a new ‘Urban Art’ exhibition at the Opera Gallery in London. Urban art, and its perception, have considerably evolved in the past forty years. The basic graffiti on underground seats that was regarded as sheer vandalism has become a rich aesthetical statement left in the […]

21 October 2012

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Dee Dee Ramone Paintings Unveiled By Shepard Fairey In LA

Dee Dee Ramone the late bassist of ‘Punk band’ The Ramones will be honoured next week with a posthumous gallery exhibition of his paintings. The show is made possible by the ‘Street Artist’ Shepard Fairey, a huge fan of the band. The exhibition has been organised along with the former Ramone’s estate, which is lending […]

20 October 2012

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Shepard Fairey Opens First London Exhibition In Five Years

Shepard Fairey Americas best known ‘Street Artist’ is mounting his first London exhibition in 5 years. Sound & Vision brings together friend and collaborator Z-Trip to supply the soundtrack to the artwork, which opened at StolenSpace Gallery and is on exhibition through November 4th, 2012. This will be Fairey’s second major London exhibition, following his […]

9 September 2012

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Shepard Fairey Community Service For Obama Hope Poster Creator

Shepard Fairey, 42, the Los Angeles street artist best known for the creation of the Obama ‘HOPE’ poster for the 2008 presidential campaign, was ordered by a court in Manhattan to do 300 hours of community service on Friday, for criminal contempt. The judge however, spared him from serving a jail sentence. Fairey, shook his […]

2 July 2012

London Pleasure Gardens Live Up To Its Name

The London Pleasure Gardens are an oasis of culture perfectly set in a desolate industrial complex of warehouses. From within the complex visitors can see the newly erected Emirates Airline (Thames Cable Car) in the distance, elegantly cutting through the skyline and surrounded by a beautiful display of urban decay that the City of London […]

30 June 2012

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Shepard Fairey And Ron English Tag London Pleasure Garden

London launches its first international ‘Street Art’ park, situated on the Royal Victoria Docks, which opens today. The London Pleasure Gardens is a series of art works which takes on big name artists like Shepard Fairey and Ron English alongside local talent. The centrepiece is the UK’s largest mural by Shepard Fairey, famed for his […]

6 June 2012

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Contemporary Art Under Legal Pressure Over Copyright

Will artists be the next victims of the Napster/Pirate Bay effect? We blinked, and suddenly we’ve been jolted back into the late 1990’s or early 2000’s. That’s right, we are time traveling here, with the sudden discussion and resurgence of court cases cropping up in the mind numbing debate surrounding copyright infringement and piracy issues. […]

14 May 2012

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Has Banksy Killed Street Art?

A new mural in Detroit makes the controversial claim that big-name graffiti artists such as Banksy have killed street art. The ‘writer’ of this new piece entitled ‘Death of Street Art’ is by the Atlanta-based SEVER, and depicts six figures in the styles of some of the world’s most famous graffiti artists – including Banksy […]

20 April 2012

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IKEA Flout Banksy Principles With Copycat Adverts

IKEA – the world’s largest furniture retailer – appropriate the ‘cool’ of street art in new advertising campaign The new campaign has been made to coincide with Milan Design Week, and it has seen furniture giants IKEA pasting stencilled black and white posters across Milan’s subway stations. Accompanied with the slogan ‘People bring Design to […]

30 March 2012

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Banksy Artwork Auction Fetches Nearly Half A Million

Auction of artworks by street artist Banksy tots up over £400,000, massively exceeding estimates The auction of Urban Art was held at Bonhams last night.  It featured 17 art works by the internationally renowned graffiti artist, Banksy. It is the first time that some of the artwork has been up for auction, with many pieces […]

26 March 2012

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Banksy Auction Signals Embrace By Art Establishment

17 art works by the internationally renowned graffiti artist, Banksy, will be going under the hammer at Bonhams Urban Art Sale on 29 March 2012 It is the first time that some of the art work has been up for auction, with many pieces fetching some serious pre-sale estimations. Alan Montgomery, Urban Art Specialist at […]

26 March 2012

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Shepard Fairey To Bring Big Brother To Big Screen

Street artist Shepard Fairey to make new movie of ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’ Los Angeles street artist Shepard Fairey has teamed up with Ron Howard and Brian Grazer’s Imagine Entertainment to create a big screen adaptation of George Orwell’s dystopian classic. Shepard Fairey was apparently instrumental in bringing the book to Imagine Entertainment, which will partner with […]

17 February 2012

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Graffiti Artist Shepard Fairey Debuts On The Simpsons

First it was Banksy now Shepard Fairey, Kenny Scharf, Ron English and Robbie Conal get their turn The Simpsons are to feature a well known graffiti artists for the second time in two years on the program. In 2010 the Bristol born artist, Banksy was spotlighted in the opening credits. Now the series has brought […]

14 June 2011

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Banksy Street Art Infiltrates Home of Robin Hood

Love it or loath it, Street Art is now everywhere and the genre is not only making the transition from the street to the gallery,it is also crossing over onto the walls of the museum. It has infiltrated advertising, graphic design, fashion, music and the Visual Arts as quickly as it has appeared on our […]

20 March 2011

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Banksy Works Destroyed by Cultural Vandals

Stolen – Damaged and Power-Washed! Will Banksy Survive? – New Group Forms To Protect Street Art Last month just before the Oscars several new works by the Bristol born Artist, Banksy (AKA Robin Gunningham) appeared in various locations in Los Angeles. A number of these works have now been stolen, vandalized and destroyed by local councils […]

14 March 2011

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AP Sues Urban Outfitters Over Shepard Fairey Image

Associated Press has now decided to pour salt on the wounds of the recently settled Shepard Fairey Obama image case by suing retailers Urban Outfitters, Nordstrom and Zumiez, for unspecified damages. They have pinpointed the revenue generators who monetised the iconic image on T shirts and accessories and now want blood. They won the case […]

13 January 2011

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Shepard Fairey vs. AP Case Dismissed

The copyright lawsuit between the American Urban Artist, Shepard Fairey and AP (Associated Press), came a step closer to a conclusion yesterday, when U.S. District Judge, Alvin Hellerstein dismissed the case. The artist who had created the Barack Obama “HOPE” image from a photograph by a professional AP news photographer, has been excluded from the […]