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Banksy is Miserables over Calais Jungle

graffoto1.blogspot.fr January 25, 2016
Banksy is Miserables over Calais Jungle

Photos: Dave Stuart aka NoLionsInEngland except where statedNews involving refugees is a daily staple, police using CS gas makes disturbingly frequent... [Read more]

Dave The Chimp #NotACrime London Mural

hookedblog.co.uk January 16, 2016
Dave The Chimp #NotACrime London Mural

The ever changing Village Underground wall gets a fresh new coat of paint and it's first mural of 2016. Infamous street artist Dave the Chimp brought his... [Read more]

Jack Healey Posters x Support the Human Rights Action Center

obeygiant.com December 17, 2015
Jack Healey Posters x Support the Human Rights Action Center

Jack Healey is a champion of human rights. He was integral in my portrait of Aung San Suu Kyi which helped shine the light on the human rights issues in... [Read more]

Jack Healey Posters x Support the Human Rights Action Center

obeygiant.com December 17, 2015
Jack Healey Posters x Support the Human Rights Action Center

Jack Healey is a champion of human rights. He was integral in my portrait of Aung San Suu Kyi which helped shine the light on the human rights issues in... [Read more]

WITNESS AGAINST TORTURE IN CUBA

obeygiant.com November 30, 2015
WITNESS AGAINST TORTURE IN CUBA

I have been opposed to the Guantanamo Bay detention camp since it opened because I think all human beings have the right to the same due process of law... [Read more]

Street Art or Fine Art?

obeygiant.com November 17, 2015
Street Art or Fine Art?

Check out today’s article by artnet focusing on Shepard’s involvement in both street art, fine art, and his transgressive vision which enables navigation of... [Read more]

Street Art or Fine Art?

obeygiant.com November 17, 2015
Street Art or Fine Art?

Check out today’s article by artnet focusing on Shepard’s involvement in both street art, fine art, and his transgressive vision which enables navigation of... [Read more]

PUENTE//

stinkfish.wordpress.com October 11, 2015
PUENTE//

Phoenix // Arizona // USA // september 2015 // Collaboration with my friends Kill Joy n con mis amigos Kill Joy a tomada en La Matanza // Buenos Aires //... [Read more]

Taking on Abuse of Power and Political Corruption in ‘On...

obeygiant.com October  2, 2015
Taking on Abuse of Power and Political Corruption in ‘On Our Hands’

“On Our Hands” is currently on view at Jacob Lewis Gallery in NYC. In case you missed it, check out Shepard’s in depth explanation of his new body of work... [Read more]

Jack Healey releases memoir

obeygiant.com September 19, 2015
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... [Read more]

Support Jack Healey!

obeygiant.com August 14, 2015
Support Jack Healey!

Jack Healey is the former director of Amnesty International and has always been an outspoken human rights activist and supporter. He’s the one that... [Read more]

Jane Birkin’s bag as seen on Artnet

obeygiant.com June 10, 2015
Jane Birkin’s bag as seen on Artnet

I’m far less excited about people spending gobs of money, I mean, record-setting amounts of money, on hand bags than I am about promoting human rights in... [Read more]

Cornel West facing attacks on free speech

obeygiant.com April 30, 2015
Cornel West facing attacks on free speech

Cornel West has been facing attacks recently, including an attempt to block him from speaking at UCLA, because of his criticism of Israel’s policies in... [Read more]

Get READY FOR the MANIFEST JUSTICE EXHIBIT / SUBMIT YOUR...

obeygiant.com April  9, 2015
Get READY FOR the MANIFEST JUSTICE EXHIBIT / SUBMIT YOUR ART!

Get ready for the Manifest Justice art exhibit in Los Angeles, featuring the work of over 200 artists including Shepard Fairey, Swoon, and more as well as... [Read more]

Top 5 Moments of 2014

obeygiant.com December 31, 2014
Top 5 Moments of 2014

1). Halsey Institute of Contemporary Design (May, 2014) The Insistent Image: Recurrent Motifs in the Art of Shepard Fairey and Jasper Johns – “This show... [Read more]

ART AS A WEAPON

obeygiant.com December 17, 2014
ART AS A WEAPON

I met Jeffrey Durkin while in San Diego painting my Burmese Monk mural and we discussed his film “Art as a Weapon.” I really liked what the film was about... [Read more]

Power & Glory Day of the Dead Skull

obeygiant.com October 28, 2014
Power & Glory Day of the Dead Skull

The Power t help but think about how those who come after us will remember us. Were we good stewards of the earth and the legacy of humanity? Ernesto and I... [Read more]

Poster For George

obeygiant.com October 20, 2014
Poster For George

I was honored to be asked by Dhani and Olivia Harrison to work on a portrait poster to coincide with the major reissue of George Harrison’s first six solo... [Read more]

Shepard Fairey creates a giant portrait of "Nelson...

streetartnews.net September 23, 2014
Shepard Fairey creates a giant portrait of "Nelson Mandela" in Johannesburg, South Africa

After Berlin in Germany, Shepard Fairey flew straight to South Africa to work on a massive mural somewhere on the streets of Johannesburg.The American street... [Read more]

JOHANNESBURG // NELSON MANDELA MURAL COMPLETED!

obeygiant.com September 22, 2014
JOHANNESBURG // NELSON MANDELA MURAL COMPLETED!

I’m an advocate of human rights, justice, and equality, so it should be obvious why Nelson Mandela is a hero of mine. Some people seem confused by the use of... [Read more]

THE SITUATION IN TURKEY X FREE DOWNLOAD OF ATATURK IMAGE

obeygiant.com June  5, 2013
THE SITUATION IN TURKEY X FREE DOWNLOAD OF ATATURK IMAGE

I am concerned about the state of free speech and human rights in Turkey right now. My friend, Jeremy Kaplan, alerted me to the severity of the situation,... [Read more]

The situation in Turkey x Free download of Ataturk image

obeygiant.com June  4, 2013
The situation in Turkey x Free download of Ataturk image

I am concerned about the state of free speech and human rights in Turkey right now. My friend, Jeremy Kaplan, alerted me to the severity of the situation,... [Read more]

Help make “Honor the Treaties” the PBS People’s Choice...

obeygiant.com March 13, 2013
Help make “Honor the Treaties” the PBS People’s Choice Winner – VOTE NOW!

One click voting  VOTE HERE  no registration needed Honor the Treaties examines photographer Aaron Huey’s work for Native American rights on the Pine Ridge... [Read more]

Electric Warrior x Gibson Guitartown on the Strip Auction

obeygiant.com February  5, 2013
Electric Warrior x Gibson Guitartown on the Strip Auction

The 10-foot tall Gibson guitar art sculptures that have lined THE SUNSET STRIP will end their year-long tour on Friday, February 22 when they are auctioned... [Read more]

London: Dan Witz – Prisoners 2012- 2013

butterflyartnews.com February  1, 2013
London: Dan Witz – Prisoners 2012- 2013

New York-based artist Dan Witz, who has been a pillar of street art over the past 30 years, just opened a brand new exhibition, Prisoners 2012-13 at... [Read more]

Italian Vandal - 1280x version

vimeo.com January  3, 2013
Italian Vandal - 1280x version

- Selected for the guest programme, 29th Internationale Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg, 2013 - Selected for 9th International Short Film Festival Detmold, 2013 -... [Read more]

Speaking with Lorenzo Masnah about “Hard Times/Tiempos...

streetartnyc.org October 29, 2012
Speaking with Lorenzo Masnah about “Hard Times/Tiempos Dificiles”

For the past several years, the young Colombian artist Lorenzo Masnah has been culling images of human rights violations, national tragedies and global... [Read more]

Directive to MPs to Pass and Enforce the Ban of...

soloone.blogspot.ie October  9, 2012
Directive to MPs to Pass and Enforce the Ban of Geoengineering of Our Skies via the The Unified Atmospheric Preservation Act.

The following Directive was put together by myself and Olga Raffa of Chemtrails Project UK to arm people with the evidence in one document for 2... [Read more]

First EVER Confirmed Pics of Banksy Released!

melroseandfairfax.blogspot.ie September 18, 2012
First EVER Confirmed Pics of Banksy Released!

The first confirmed pictures of Banksy have just been released . . . . . . but the artist's face has been blurred out.This is a fascinating story--apparently... [Read more]

Weekend link-o-rama

blog.vandalog.com September  1, 2012
Weekend link-o-rama

Don’t Fret in San Francisco It’s back to school in a few days for the college-aged Vandalog bloggers. Caroline moving to New York City tomorrow, so say... [Read more]

A.Signl New Mural In Cologne, Germany

streetartnews.net August 28, 2012
A.Signl New Mural In Cologne, Germany

In collaboration with Amnesty International and "Color Revolution", A.Signl from the Captain Borderline crew recently completed this mural in Cologne,... [Read more]

Free Pussy Riot in Berlin – Mentalgassi

urbanartcore.eu August 17, 2012
Free Pussy Riot in Berlin – Mentalgassi

For today the proclamation of sentence for the three arrested Pussy Riot activists Maria Alekhina, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Ekaterina Samucevich is... [Read more]

Speaking with Icy and Sot

streetartnyc.org August 14, 2012
Speaking with Icy and Sot

Icy and Sot, two brothers from Iran, have gained international recognition for their expressive stencil art. Gracing public spaces in their native city of... [Read more]

An Interview on Injustice: Please Come with us Ser

globalstreetart.com July 27, 2012
An Interview on Injustice: Please Come with us Ser

Darren Cullen, aka Ser, has come a long way with graffiti and then some. He started writing graffiti in 1983 even before he knew it was called graffiti.... [Read more]

GIVING UP ON PRESIDENT OBAMA

obeygiant.com June 16, 2015

Included below is an e-mail exchange between Mr. Bradley Carlson of Miami, Florida.  Mr. Carlson reached out to Shepard to share his viewpoints and concern... [Read more]

Celebrities join prison hunger strikers in protesting...

obeygiant.com July 30, 2013

As someone who has been arrested 16 times for street art, I am very familiar with the brutality of law enforcement. Fortunately I’ve never had to stay in... [Read more]

Street art showing Obama wearing marriage equality...

lgbtweekly.com July 23, 2013

Street art showing Obama wearing marriage equality T-shirt appears outside ...LGBT WeeklyLONDON – A mysterious piece of street art has appeared on the wall... [Read more]

Street Art Featuring HRC's Red Equality Logo Appears in...

hrc.org July 23, 2013

Street Art Featuring HRC's Red Equality Logo Appears in LondonHuman Rights Campaign Backstory (blog)Since it debuted in March, HRC's red equality logo has... [Read more]

UK: President Obama As HRC Superhero Appears in Street...

gayapolis.com July 22, 2013

UK: President Obama As HRC Superhero Appears in Street ArtGayapolisThe mysterious piece of street art illustrates the US leader ripping open a white shirt,... [Read more]

Edward Snowden to meet Amnesty and Human Rights Watch at...

guardian.co.uk July 12, 2013

Edward Snowden to meet Amnesty and Human Rights Watch at Moscow airport ...The GuardianWikiLeaks – which has helped Snowden since he left Hong Kong last... [Read more]

Iran's valiant graffiti heroes - Your Middle East

yourmiddleeast.com June 10, 2013

Iran's valiant graffiti heroesYour Middle EastYour Middle East has met two acclaimed young Iranian stencil artists who are using street art to deal with... [Read more]

Street Art-Style Ads Remind Us (And Johns): That...

fastcocreate.com June  3, 2013

Co.Create Street Art-Style Ads Remind Us (And Johns): That Prostitute Is Someone's MotherCo.CreateThe organization AMMAR, which promotes awareness... [Read more]

Artist Launches Human Rights Campaign With Giant Land...

huffingtonpost.co.uk January 18, 2013

Artist Launches Human Rights Campaign With Giant Land PortraitHuffington Post UKStreet art legend Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada was recently invited to Amsterdam to... [Read more]

Street Art Legend Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada Creates Giant...

huffingtonpost.co.uk January 18, 2013

Street Art Legend Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada Creates Giant Land Portrait To ...Huffington Post UKStreet art legend Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada was recently invited to... [Read more]

Voice of art – Migration is Beautiful

obeygiant.com January 16, 2013

My friend and fellow artist/activist Favianna Rodriguez is part of a great doc series on immigrant rights. Check it out and understand that immigrants are... [Read more]

Bassem Yousri is talk of the town in Cairo - Al-Bawaba

albawaba.com January  3, 2013

Bassem Yousri is talk of the town in CairoAl-BawabaDriven by human rights, socio-political transformations and the interplay of art with the public, Yousri's... [Read more]

Art Alert: Zaghloul Cultural Centre hosts filmmaker...

english.ahram.org.eg January  2, 2013

Art Alert: Zaghloul Cultural Centre hosts filmmaker Bassem Yousri ThursdayAhram OnlineDriven by human rights, socio-political transformations and the... [Read more]

Banksy: Graffiti artist pictured on football tour of...

dailymail.co.uk September 17, 2012

Daily Mail Banksy: Graffiti artist pictured on football tour of Mexico in 2001 taking ...Daily MailBanksy joined them for a tour to Mexico in 2001 -... [Read more]

OFF THE WALL Street Art At Contemporary Wing: HuffPost DC...

huffingtonpost.com August 16, 2012

OFF THE WALL Street Art At Contemporary Wing: HuffPost DC Top 5 For August ...Huffington Post... and promoting basic human rights and equality of the... [Read more]

Analyzing the Investment Market Using External Data -...

searchenginewatch.com July 23, 2012

Analyzing the Investment Market Using External DataSearch Engine Watch... for Personal Brand Searches [Study] 495 · 23-Point Web Content Litmus Test: Is It... [Read more]