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Aung San Suu Kyi Released

Aung San Suu Kyi IS FREE! The pressure from the human rights activists, organizations, and concerned countries finally yielded the release by the military junta of Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Unfortunately, the release was timed to be after the rigged elections that maintained the control of the military junta in Burma. Hopefully Aung San Suu Kyi will be able to build a legitimate political party and movement without persecution. Thank you to everyone who helped support Aung San Suu Kyi, human rights, and democracy.


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Dirty Little Secret x Nicholas Bowers

OBEY’s very own Nicholas Bowers is participating in a group exhibition in New York City at Indica on 11th.  If you are in the area on November 18th, please stop by and experience Nicholas’ new work.

Dirty Little Secret
Featuring works by Tobias Keene, Laura Keene, Paul Hazelton, K-Guy, and Nicholas Bowers
Curated by Wendy Worth Asher

Opening Reception, November 18th, 6-10pm

150 11th Ave
New York, NY 10011

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Daybreak x Cleon Peterson

SNO artist and designer, Cleon Peterson, is opening his latest exhibition, Daybreak, on Saturday, November 20th at New Image Art Gallery.  Be sure to stop by and check out his new body of work!

Nov. 20 – Jan. 8
Opening Reception: 
Saturday,  Nov 20th,  7 –10pm

New Image Art
7908 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046


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Green Patriot Posters x Shepard Fairey

Green Patriot Posters at Space 15 Twenty

Inspired by a World War II poster exhibition, Green Patriot Posters is a design campaign that encourages building a sustainable economy. “The World War II posters were able to create a sense of heroism and strength to everyday actions,” co-founder Edward Morris explains.  “I suddenly realized that is something we really need for the sustainability movement — images that can impart solidarity, urgency, optimism, anger, and the feeling that you can make a difference.”  Founded in 2008, the initiative began with a bus ad campaign and has since organized a number of educational programs and exhibitions.

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Trespass Book x Shepard Fairey

Marc and Sara Schiller of Wooster Collective will be in Los Angeles next week for the launch of their newly released book Trespass, A History of Unauthorized Public Art. Ethel Seno, editor, and Carlo McCormick, writer, will be in attendance for signing as well as many area artists. Ron English will be in from New York to sign too.

In addition to featuring street art and graffiti, Trespass integrates protests, performance and interventions all centered around Themes such as “Magical Thinking” or “Rules of the Game.” Our own Shepard Fairey is featured in Trespass as well as other amazing artists and interventionists from around the world. Published by Taschen, this coffee table art book is over 300 pages and retails for $40.

Wednesday November 17th from 7 P.M. to 9 P. M at the Taschen Store 354 N. Beverly Drive (parking available across the street).

RSVP at store-beverly@taschen.com
Click here for information on the book

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SB1070 x Prison Economics

We recently came across an NPR article that speaks about the role of prisons and the benefits prison makers have to gain with the implementation of the SB1070 law with the expected increased of imprisoned immigrants.  Check it out.  On a related note, an example of the absurdity surrounding arrests and SB1070, an friend of OBEY was recently arrested, along with 23 other students, professionals, and activists, in Los Angeles for civil disobedience against SB1070.  The group is now being slammed with serious charges of resisting arrest which faces up to a year in jail.   Below is a link for more information about the case and a place to show your support.

Support at Todos Somos Arizona, http://www.facebook.com/#!/todossomosarizona

NPR – Prison Economics Help Drive AZ Immigration Law

New Works by Ernesto Yerena Montejano

GANAS 2020
New Works by Ernesto Yerena Montejano

Opening Reception: Nov 13, 7-11pm
Showing Through: Dec 4

Discussion Panel: Nov 14, 3pm
With special guest artists from Dignidad Rebelde (Melanie Cervantes & Jesus Barraza)

White Walls Gallery
835 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA


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Pattern Recognition x Subliminal Projects

If you missed the opening of the group show “Pattern Recognition” with Richard Colman, Dalek, Seonna Hong, Nikki McClure, and Souther Salazar be sure to stop by Subliminal Projects to enjoy an amazing installation by Souther and view the artist’s different approaches to pattern in their art individually and collectively. See all art available at Subliminal Projects!

On view from November 6 – December 4, 2010

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Democrat Scapegoats?

The recession has people in this country frustrated and looking for scapegoats. The Democrats, as the president’s party/party in power, have recently been the victims of American’s frustrations and a “throw the bums out” mentality. With the mid-term election cycle and its circus of distorted ads and over-simplified talking points now concluded, let’s let the dust settle and take a sober look at what Obama is really doing and/or has done so far. I’m not completely happy with Obama’s performance by any means, but I agree with neither the left wingers who say Obama is a traitor or Manchurian candidate, or the right wingers who claim Obama is a socialist, Muslim, over spender. I do think Obama has been in a tough spot. One of the problems is that many people don’t have a deep understanding of what Obama is doing. Information is important to a critical analysis. Check out the snarky, but informative link below. Thanks for caring.


Glen E. Friedman x Shepard Fairey

Glen E. Friedman is one of the most significant photographers of his generation. His images of the early Dogtown skateboarders in the late 1970s along with the burgeoning hip-hop and punk rock scenes of the 80s and 90s have made him one of the most important photographers today. With the uncanny ability to capture images of people whose subculture was about to change the world, his subjects range from Jay Adams and Tony Alva to Run DMC, Public Enemy and the Beastie Boys to Minor Threat and Black Flag, among many others. Over the years, Friedman has been able to capture the moments of the movements that defined an era. This has cemented his place in history as an uncompromising, extremely gifted artist.

“Fuck You All”
Opening Reception November 6th 2010, 6-9pm
Showing through December 31, 2010
Featuring the Shepard Fairey Collaborations

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