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SUBLIMINAL PROJECTS is pleased to present Covert to Overt, an exhibition documenting the endeavors of Shepard and his team, as seen through the eyes of photographer Jon Furlong. Furlong, based in California, has been working and traveling with Fairey for over a decade. For the first time ever, a selection of Furlong’s photos will be on view to the public, providing an intimate, behind-the-scenes window into the world of OBEY GIANT.

“Documenting Shepard Fairey and the OBEY GIANT crew is not something that is easily captured. This exhibition is my invitation to others to view a world they may otherwise never know or see.” – Jon Furlong, 2015

“Jon Furlong may seem low-key, but like a courageous war photographer, he is ferociously adept at capturing art action as well as the results of the action. Jon has been honing his skills on trips and missions with me and the OBEY crew for almost ten years, even picking up an X-acto knife or spray can when needed. There is no doubt that Jon has a naturally great eye for composition and light, but these OBEY photos are phenomenal because Jon’s complete immersion in the process makes him uniquely qualified to capture significant moments and angles. My new book achieves a new level of quality and intimacy in the documentation of my art process thanks to the photography of Jon Furlong.” – Shepard Fairey, 2015

The opening reception of Covert to Overt is Saturday, October 10 from 8 to 11 pm. The exhibition will close on Saturday, October 24th where Shepard will be signing copies of his new monograph “Covert To Overt,” published by Rizzoli and scheduled for release later this month. An RSVP is required for the reception to: rsvp@subliminalprojects.com. For more information visit Subliminal Projects HERE.

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 10 · 1 – 5 pm
Exhibition Dates: October 10 – October 24, 2015

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Shepard hosting Q&A for Brand: A Second Coming

Shepard will be hosting a Q & A at the ArcLight Hollywood THIS FRIDAY for the premiere of BRAND: A Second Coming. The film features Shepard’s friends, Ondi Timoner and Russell Brand, and “documents Brand’s transformation from a comedian to activist over the past five years.” Watch the trailer below.

ArcLight Hollywood
6360 Sunset Blvd.
7:00pm Screening, Q&A to directly follow

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Shepard Fairey Talks Music and Art

Shepard spoke with Sotheby’s about the inspiration behind “Rock Style,” opening today in London.
The exhibit, curated by Tommy Hilfiger and Jeffrey Deitch, features work by leading photographers and artists documenting the style of seminal musicians and their influence on the fashion world. Shepard is the only artist who was asked to make paintings to accompany the photography.

Sotheby’s London S|2
Exhibit Dates: Sept. 22- Oct. 30

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New Artsy Interview

Check out this recent Artsy interview with Shepard, featuring pictures from the latest New Jersey mural, new artwork, and Shepard’s thoughts on the “campaign finance system’s role in climate change.” Click more to read below.

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Recap: “On Our Hands” Opening

Thank you to everyone who made it out to the opening of “On Our Hands” at Jacob Lewis Gallery last week! Check out this album from the show and opening night. More to come!

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Jack Healey releases memoir

Jack Healey has just released his memoir, Create Your Future, which tells how a kid from Pittsburgh inspired musicians, artists, young and old, rich and poor, to make their voices thunder for those who have been silenced by oppression and tyranny. In his twenties, after leaving the seminary, Jack stepped onto the front line with Dick Gregory, Muhammad Ali, John Lewis and Chris Hani, among others, to tackle real issues like hunger and civil rights. With his soul stirred for action, Jack joined the trenches as director of the Peace Corps in Lesotho, Southern Africa, and then became director of Amnesty International USA. Recognizing that music is a universal language, he inspired rock ‘n roll stars to tour the world and raise consciousness about human rights. Passionate and tireless, Jack’s work was only beginning. In 1994 he founded the Human Rights Action Center where he has kept a youthful glow on his love of human rights standards and has done magical events with his drive. Jack believes that creating your future is not just a possibility—it is a responsibility; one that we owe ourselves, our family, our community and our world.

In addition, Shepard designed the cover for the memoir! Be sure to check it out! You can find it HERE.

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Sneak Peek / On Our Hands

ABC News presents a private tour of Shepard’s new exhibition, On Our Hands, opening tomorrow at Jacob Lewis Gallery. Check out the sneak preview below:

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New editions presented by pace prints!

In addition to Shepard’s show opening at Jacob Lewis Gallery this Thursday, Pace Prints concurrently presents an exhibition of new editions by Shepard. The new series of prints are featured on handmade paper, including the large scale 3-color relief print Enjoy Paradise, “what at first appears to be an advertisement for a relaxing beach getaway quickly reveals itself to be a bleak landscape where the water flows like an oil slick, and towers loom forebodingly in the background.” Pace Prints is located in the same building as Jacob Lewis Gallery and will be showing the new series from September 18 – October 17. Be sure to stop by and check it out!

Visit Pace Prints for more info and click more for pictures below.

Pace Prints
521 West 26th St
3rd Floor
New York, NY

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Interview with BlackBOOK on Art and Corruption

Check out this interview I did with BlackBook on art and power abuse, and the upcoming show at Jacob Lewis Gallery in New York. The show opens this Thursday!

“I think disruption has many dimensions. The courage to do things without permission is important because many laws are biased to favor people with power and money; but it is possible to be disruptive aesthetically, conceptually, while not doing things strictly without permission. And I think that it’s important to understand how to work both inside and outside the system.”

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Obey in NYC / Jersey

Last Friday, Shepard and crew flew out to NYC in preparation for the opening of On Our Hands at Jacob Lewis Gallery this Thursday, September 17. Immune to rest, work started straight away on a large scale mural in Jersey City, New Jersey in conjunction with Mana Contemporary. Here’s the latest, and if you’re in the NYC area, be sure to stop by for the opening!

Photos by: Jon Furlong / Obey Clothing

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