Four works uplifting Indigenous narratives were distributed around the country as posters and stickers, and as large-scale murals and projections in cities across the US.
For First Time, TIME Magazine Alters Its Name to “VOTE” on Shepard Fairey Cover
“The future is not shaped by voting alone, but voting is crucial to make a healthy, functional democracy,” the artist said in an Instagram post.
After Shepard Fairey Halts Whitewashing of “Offensive” LA Mural, Art Community Responds
While some decried the decision of removing the mural as censorship, others in the LA art community have appreciated the pain that the imagery could produce.
More Artists Are Demanding Their Work Be Removed from London’s Design Museum
Many of the artists plan to attend the removal of their work by the museum this week.
Mural or Billboard? The Dispute Over a Shepard Fairey in Brooklyn Heads Back to Court
In 2014, the renowned street artist created a mural in Williamsburg that was very similar to a record cover he designed for Interpol. The resulting legal dispute recently spawned its third appeal.
How the New Bowery Wall Commission Puts Rape Culture on Display
The latest artist commissioned to paint the influential Soho wall is a man who has bragged about his predatory sexual behavior.
In LA, 50 Artists Respond to the Black Panthers’ Legacy
Iconic: Black Panther, opening this Saturday at the Gregorio Escalante Gallery, illustrates how influential the Black Panthers were, not just politically and socially, but artistically as well.
Maryland High School Removes Shepard Fairey Posters, Deeming Them “Anti-Trump”
Though the creators of the We the People posters claim they are non-partisan, administrators maintain that their display on classroom walls is of school policy.
Two Detroit Artists Face Up to Four Years in Prison for Political Graffiti
As a founding member of the Raiz Up Collective in Southwest Detroit, Antonio Cosme, 28, has been an outspoken critic of the city’s redevelopment regime: speaking at public meetings, interrupting the mayor’s state of the city address, and using his own body to prevent officials from shutting off a pregnant woman’s water supply in the middle of Ramadan.
Australian Politician Steals Obama “Hope” Poster Design for Garish Graphic
Australian senator Jacqui Lambi recently produced her own portrait that riffs off the famous Obama poster, but with the words “TRUST” instead of “HOPE.”
Crimes of the Art
On this week’s art crime blotter: Shepard Fairey turns himself in to Detroit Police, London police swarm an artist carrying a cardboard tube near Buckingham Palace, and an artist is arrested for “abstracting electricity.”
Detroit Police Issue Felony Arrest Warrant for Shepard Fairey
The street artist Shepard Fairey may get a lot of laughs when he visits Portland, but if he sets foot in Detroit anytime soon things will get very serious.