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Just got back from my trip to Moscow, and I had an amazing time! I'm really grateful for all the support for the projects and the enthusiastic turnout for the museum show “Force Majeure” which featured nearly 400 art pieces. Thank you to my assistants Nicholas Bowers, Dan Flores, Rob Zagula and Luka Densmore as well as photographers Jon Furlong, Zane Meyer, and Nikita Berezhnoy. Thank you @gumball3000, @artriummoscow, @bastard242, and @MMOMA, @wunderkammerngallery, @artmossphere, and @ruartsgallery. - Shepard
🎥: @chopemdownfilms

It’s important to make sure that every protection is in place for people who suffer from sexual assault and that they receive justice. Amanda Nguyen (@amandangocnguyen) is re-writing the law so that rape kits aren’t being discarded by law enforcement after 6 months. I respect Amanda’s willingness to fight for an important cause. She’s a great role model for a young generation, and proof that one person can make a huge difference. Additionally, we can all use our voices and vote to move things further in the right direction. When I met Amanda, I was very moved when she told me that while she was at school in Harvard, she saw a poster I put on the street of my wife who happens to be part Asian. She said that she was moved because it was one of the first times she saw an Asian individual depicted in an iconic way within contemporary art and she felt represented. I didn’t know Amanda had that experience with my work until after I completed this portrait of her celebrating her efforts as an activist. It's an amazing full circle coincidence that makes my portrait feel like it was meant to be. - Shepard
Art inspired by @brethartman’s photograph of Amanda Nguyen.
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@amplifierart has teamed up with @amandangocnguyen to help bring their FREE art and accompanying lesson plans - outlining paths to real world action - to 20,000 or more schools during the 2018/2019 school year. Support their next generation of leaders and contribute to #WeTheFuture by clicking the link in bio.

My Tunnel Vision mural is inspired by the bold aesthetics of Russian Constructivism while using a more contemporary color palette. The mural design showcases a printing press coupled with my Star Gear design in its center. Above the printing press, the text reads “Art should be everywhere”. The phrase “Art should be everywhere” is emblematic of my philosophy and is also inspired by quotes from artists such as Vladimir Mayakovsky and Keith Haring. I believe the mural itself - in public view, as well as printing and disseminating my works on the street as accessibly as it is symbolized by the printing press reinforces the text in the piece. The title "Tunnel Vision” is meant to be a bit ironic because I think art expands rather than narrows people’s view of the world. - Shepard
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My Artrium mural, "Art is a Hammer” is a tribute to the Russian Constructivist art style that is probably my biggest art and design influence, especially from the mid 90’s to early 2000’s. The mural includes a portrait of Vladimir Mayakovsky, a Russian poet, actor, and designer. He was a prominent figure in the Futurist movement and one of the signers of the Futurist manifesto. The art includes the phrase “art is not a mirror to reflect society but a hammer with which to shape it”, originally coined by Bertoit Brecht, but frequently used by Mayakovsky. I agree with the message of that phrase and the mural also features an update of the Obey Hammer art I made in the late 90’s. @artriummoscow also has amazing murals by Faust, Ben Eine, WK Interact, Faith 47, Tristan Eaton, Felipe Pantone, and others. Check it out if you are in #Moscow!
- Shepard
📷: Jon Furlong
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@gumball3000foundation #gumballfoundation #atriummoscow #vladimirmayakovsky #obey #obeygiant #shepardfairey

I was inspired to create this portrait of Kesha (@iiswhoiis) based on the powerful lyrics in her song, #HereComesTheChange and the fact that this song is in support of the film @onthebasisofsex - telling the story about Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s fight to overturn a century of gender discrimination. I’m honored that I was considered for this as I believe in the message of both the song and the film, because I believe in gender equality and women’s rights. Prejudice is so insidious and pervasive that most people only recognize the most inflammatory instances of sexism if they recognize it at all. As a husband and father of two girls, I want to see women treated with equal dignity and respect, with access to the same opportunities and wages as men. Let’s all support strong women! - Shepard ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Special thanks to @aclu_nationwide, @iiswhoiis, and @onthebasisofsex. #OnTheBasisofSex will be out in theaters starting December 25th!
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UPDATE: LENIN STAMP 2018 PRINT SOLD OUT.
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Powerful leaders throughout the ages have been both revered and feared, often depending on whose propaganda system they have been filtered through. Lenin used unjust methods to force people to conform to his system which he felt would better the nation. The results were obviously mixed, and many people regretted giving him absolute power. This is happening in many nations, including the U.S., and it's dangerous. Beware, obey with caution, question everything. - Shepard
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Large Format on 100% cotton custom archival paper with hand-deckled edges. 28 x 37.25 inches. 3 color screen print on cream. Signed by Shepard Fairey. Numbered edition of 90. Obey publishing chop in lower left corner. Comes with Certificate of Authenticity (COA). $750. Available Thursday, September 20th @ 10AM (PDT) on ObeyGiant.com in Store under Prints. Max order: 1 per customer/household. Multiple orders will be refunded. International customers are responsible for import fees due upon delivery.
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@amplifierart is working to get art out in a way that will reach a critical mass and calls students to ask questions, think about the art and the message behind it, and create an understanding of the world around them. #WeTheFuture will be addressing a number of topics. It’s a template created for students to understand exactly how you can use images, symbols and people who have done real work to bring up issues that those students want to see addressed. It will showcase that we all, young and old, have the ability within their own lives to create things that create change.

Here is the first of the portraits that I created - this is 18-year-old indigenous climate activist and hip-hop artist, @xiuhtezcatl. A powerful voice on the front lines of the global youth-led environmental movement, Xiuhtezcatl Martinez is the Youth Director of @EarthGuardians and is currently a plaintiff in a youth-led lawsuit against the federal government for their failure to protect the atmosphere for future generations. - Shepard
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Amplifier has teamed up with Xiuhtezcatl to help bring their FREE art and accompanying lesson plans - outlining paths to real world action - to 20,000 or more schools during the 2018/2019 school year. Support their next generation of leaders and contribute to #WeTheFuture by clicking the link in bio.

LENIN STAMP 2018 PRINT AVAILABLE THIS THURSDAY!
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Large Format on 100% cotton custom archival paper with hand-deckled edges. 28 x 37.25 inches. 3 color screen print on cream. Signed by Shepard Fairey. Numbered edition of 90. Obey publishing chop in lower left corner. Comes with Certificate of Authenticity (COA). $750. Available Thursday, September 20th @ 10AM (PDT) on ObeyGiant.com in Store under Prints. Max order: 1 per customer/household. Multiple orders will be refunded. International customers are responsible for import fees due upon delivery.
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#obey #obeygiant #shepardfairey #lenin #streetart #art #print

Currently in #Moscow for my exhibition “Force Majeure”, which is opening this week on September 19th at the @mmoma. Curated by @mmoma and @wunderkammerngallery, in collaboration with @artmossphere and @ruartsgallery. If you’re in the area, don’t miss it! - Shepard
Photos: @nikitaberezh
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The first @obeyclothing flagship store just opened in Paris. Check it out! @obeyclothingparis
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Shepard Fairey
This is a Poster (Black Raised), 2018
Silkscreen and Mixed Media Collage on Paper (Monoprint) 24 x 34
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#VisualLanguage - a bi-coastal group exhibition presented by @subliminalprojects in Echo Park, LA and @factionartprojects in Harlem, NY is on view until October 6th.

Here's a look at the #progress from #Moscow. I’m thankful for my crew here, and Jon Furlong for documenting. Check back for more photos coming soon.
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I’m also working on my upcoming exhibition opening next week called "Force Majeure,” on view starting September 19th at the @mmoma, in collaboration with @wunderkammerngallery, @artmossphere, and @ruartsgallery. Thanks for your support! - Shepard
📷: Jon Furlong

Thank you - @artriummoscow #artriummoscow @gumball3000foundation @gumball3000

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