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Posts Tagged: Shepard Fairey
Desert Daze 2017 is upon us!
A music project which combined his two creative passions, art and music.
‘The youth today should continue to destroy all that is Babylon and thrive for a new way’
Dave Grohl even showed up
Shepard continues his work although he is well aware of his ambiguous position, he started as an outlaw and has been accused of selling out because of his Obey clothing line and corporate sponsored work. ‘I still put stickers and posters in the streets without permission,‘ he continues, ‘but I also paint ten-story-tall sanctioned murals and collaborate with high-profile musicians. I have worked with city governments and been arrested by them.’
Rollins is really excellent in the role of this dark character, flesh-eating vampire, suddenly turned superhero despite his beastie tendencies. He is extremely strong even invincible, and has taken more bullets in his body than he can count, but he plays Jack with a lot of ambiguities, in the sense that he is never the bad or the good guy, he coldly kills and eats humans but saves his daughter.
A new exhibition has opened at Shepard Fairey’s Subliminal Projects, and it is this time centered around rap and hip hop, although the works of the different artists featured could not be more diverse.
if you visit the new Interpol website, you will see a picture of the mural that Shepard made in Brooklyn to honor the release of Interpol’s single, off their latest album ‘El Pintor’. And because this album seems to be all about anagram (El Pintor is an anagram of Interpol) the mural features ‘The Very Growing Sin’, an anagram of the single ‘Everything Is Wrong’!
‘I have 50 pieces that are on LPs that I have collaged on top of and printed new images. I have put all my favorite records in a record store installation in the space with two turntables. People can take any of my records, whether it’s rare, whether it’s signed, listen to it and hopefully put it back.’