Shepard Fairey (@obeygiant) is how I became an art collector, which in turn is why this blog exists today. I bring this up because I finally got to meet the artist and attend his talk last night at the New Roads School in Santa Monica with Moby interviewing him to coincide with the book release, Covert to Overt: The Under/Overground Art of Shepard Fairey. The talk spanned a wide range of topics, from his childhood and punk rock to some controversial thoughts on street art and politics. My highlight from the talk was when he showed off his Jersey (read: Joisey) accent impersonation for a large part of the Q&A session.
Read on for a rapid fire of the most interesting bits from the talk.
The creative behind Obey Giant, Shepard Fairey, is releasing a new book titled “Covert to Overt” on October 6th, 2015. It will features his outdoor murals, silkscreen prints, fine art, and mixed-media installations from post-Obama “HOPE” hype to now.
Coinciding with the book release is a live talk with Shepard Fairey at the Anne and Jerry Moss Theatre in Santa Monica on the same day as the book release. You can purchase your ticket [here].
Thursday, Oct. 6th, 2015 @ 8:00PM
Anne and Jerry Moss Theatre
Herb Alpert Educational Village
New Roads School
3131 Olympic Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90404
BDAB will be in attendance at the event, so we hope to see you there.
If you would like to support BDAB AND purchase Shep’s new book, we have a convenient Amazon link [here].