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PierogiHead
01-31-2009, 09:10 AM
Does anyone know what the plans are for him on Sunday? Is he taking a stab or music or is it just a big name art installation?

Him and Henry Rollins are two acts who I'm not certain as to what capacity they'll be at Coachella for.

twoheadedboy
01-31-2009, 09:12 AM
this has been discusses hasn't it?
someone said something about how he is also a dj. so i suppose he will be dj-ing. hopefully his art will be involved.

PierogiHead
01-31-2009, 09:15 AM
Ahh okay, makes sense. I couldn't find a thread about it when I did a search. I'd still like to know if Rollins is spoken word or actually playing music though.

Ardentbiscuit
01-31-2009, 10:07 AM
Like I said in the other thread which I can't find too..

At the first detour they had an art exhibit with Shepard Fairey and others. In the middle of the exhibit different artists Dj ed including Shepard. He may or may not DJ at Coachella but he wasn't bad.

I found a very short clip of him Dj ing on youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsAWN7Nng8A

And he did a great job on the artwork for the N.A.S.A video Money.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TY8iLYB7Qv0

SuperStar
01-31-2009, 01:52 PM
Dude he's gonna be there? That's sweet. He's also originally of "Andre the Giant has a Posse" fame. I made these stickers as a tribute to him... maybe I'll be able to hand him one!

Knapptime
01-31-2009, 02:08 PM
Haha "the Obama hope guy"

Either that or one of the most awesome and important street artists of all time... which yes, includes designing the image that arguably may have put Obama over the top.

Rockstarboy37
01-31-2009, 02:11 PM
n.a.s.a. sounds sick. Can't wait for that show.

matsuolost
01-31-2009, 02:12 PM
n.a.s.a. sounds sick. Can't wait for that show.

will karen o appear? seems likely

brokenDREAMS
01-31-2009, 09:49 PM
it would be sweet if GV can also get shepard to do a limited edition coachella '09 poster or perhaps collaborate with emek on one...

weezy f baby
01-31-2009, 09:51 PM
he's a DJ. plays thursdays at La Cita in LA.

indietron
01-31-2009, 11:39 PM
it would be sweet if GV can also get shepard to do a limited edition coachella '09 poster or perhaps collaborate with emek on one...

Now THAT would be awesome

JewFace
02-01-2009, 01:49 PM
http://protest8la.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/loveunitessmall.jpg

normalone75
02-01-2009, 06:07 PM
Filler, like Cohen and Rollins, I wanted a music festival.

PotVsKtl
02-01-2009, 06:13 PM
designing the image that arguably may have put Obama over the top.

Yes, the poster won the election.

Botrocker
02-01-2009, 06:34 PM
Haha "the Obama hope guy"

Either that or one of the most awesome and important street artists of all time... which yes, includes designing the image that arguably may have put Obama over the top.

Haha. You used the term "street artists"

whynotsmile99
02-07-2009, 03:38 PM
arrested

http://www.thebostonchannel.com/news/18662913/detail.html

Coachella Bound
02-07-2009, 03:46 PM
the AP is suing his ass big time right now. Pretty fucked up if you ask me. Guy does something patriotic and gets attacked for money issues. God bless America!

and ive seen him Dj a few times and he is actually pretty damn good.

Robototron
02-07-2009, 04:20 PM
arrested

http://www.thebostonchannel.com/news/18662913/detail.html

Publicity stunt.

malcolmjamalawesome
02-07-2009, 04:50 PM
Filler, like Cohen and Rollins, I wanted a music festival.

I know. I can't believe there's not one music act on the bill this year. What the fuck. It's more like ArtExhibitChella, right?

P.S., I've seen the Wire. I don't trust any of you scummy fucks from Baltimore.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
02-07-2009, 06:54 PM
i saw him dj a the grand opening opening of he second Munky King shop on Melrose in L.A. a couple years ago

he was all right

Would LOVE it if he did some prints or shirts for the festival though

maybe something like the insanely cool DJ Shadow box set he did...

http://www.yardwear.net/blog/content/binary/public-works-dj-shadow-shep.jpg

http://www.yardwear.net/images/dj-shadow.gif

Rockstarboy37
02-07-2009, 07:02 PM
it would be sweet if GV can also get shepard to do a limited edition coachella '09 poster or perhaps collaborate with emek on one...

I'll be at the merch booth for that one

Hope he does a t-shirt that'd be pretty sweet. i missed out on those awesome blue ones from last year. they don't sell em online. :/


My 07 shirt shrunk to an unwearable size

seanzie
02-07-2009, 11:19 PM
And he did a great job on the artwork for the N.A.S.A video Money.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TY8iLYB7Qv0

So that n.a.s.a. video is cool and so is the song, but did anyone else notice that when the guy is naming off who is on American currency, he switches Hamilton and Jackson?

bballarl
02-07-2009, 11:47 PM
He got arrested today evidently.

http://www.avclub.com/articles/shepard-obey-giant-fairey-arrested-by-boston-cops,23554/

Distorted_Jungle
02-08-2009, 09:29 AM
man straight up FUCK! Shepard Fairey not as a DJ but as an "artist" which he is far from. All this fucker does is take stolen images and edit the color schemes this is not art. Proof is the fact that the Associated press is currently suing him for his use of that picture of obama without permission and making money off of it. Fake ass artist for uperclass white people(i am white for the record) to have appreciation for and say that they like street art. This fool is a fake ass street artist and does not deserve any of the respect people give him.

Sublimestylee7
02-08-2009, 09:50 AM
man straight up FUCK! Shepard Fairey not as a DJ but as an "artist" which he is far from. All this fucker does is take stolen images and edit the color schemes this is not art. Proof is the fact that the Associated press is currently suing him for his use of that picture of obama without permission and making money off of it. Fake ass artist for uperclass white people(i am white for the record) to have appreciation for and say that they like street art. This fool is a fake ass street artist and does not deserve any of the respect people give him.

wow is this guy serious?

and what have you done that will be in the history books?

So obviously he thinks all of DJing in general is "fake ass", as all djs do is take others' music and change it a little and play it

Andy Warhol too?

malcolmjamalawesome
02-08-2009, 09:52 AM
man straight up FUCK! Shepard Fairey not as a DJ but as an "artist" which he is far from. All this fucker does is take stolen images and edit the color schemes this is not art. Proof is the fact that the Associated press is currently suing him for his use of that picture of obama without permission and making money off of it. Fake ass artist for uperclass white people(i am white for the record) to have appreciation for and say that they like street art. This fool is a fake ass street artist and does not deserve any of the respect people give him.

You didn't really need to tell anyone that you're white.

Your post is dripping with whiteness.

mittens4kittens
02-08-2009, 10:34 AM
http://obeygiant.com/images/2008/09/62f741fe42c76e7b79a983c5b6d8f8d4-401x300.jpg

Shepard is actually the most prolific street artist alive today, with the possible exception of Banksy. Yes, many of his printed images are "adapted" from photographs- and?

Aa far as his Coachella appearance, I would expect it to be a normal DJ set, probably won't include as much of his art... he goes by DJ Pubes, I'm sure some of you hipper-than-you wankers have seen this name on some fliers...

Obey bitches.

Coachella Bound
02-08-2009, 11:23 AM
man straight up FUCK! Shepard Fairey not as a DJ but as an "artist" which he is far from. All this fucker does is take stolen images and edit the color schemes this is not art. Proof is the fact that the Associated press is currently suing him for his use of that picture of obama without permission and making money off of it. Fake ass artist for uperclass white people(i am white for the record) to have appreciation for and say that they like street art. This fool is a fake ass street artist and does not deserve any of the respect people give him.

Wow! Someones really downing the hater-ade this morning. What he do...sleep with your moms or something? hahahaha chillll.........

OBEY!

http://www.neublack.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/06/shepard_fairey_2.jpg
http://www.lataco.com/taco/wp-content/uploads/shepard_fairey_visit.jpg
http://www.neublack.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/06/shepard_fairey_1.jpg

Distorted_Jungle
02-08-2009, 12:05 PM
Please don't call him a street artist call him something along the lines of someone who puts up posters street artist actually paint shit. Try looking up The Mac or as someone said up there Banksy is a real street artist what he does is the equivalent of putting up a yard sale sign which is actually just as illegal. And to whoever said something about me talking shit on him as a DJ read the first line of my first post i said i wasn't talking shit on him as a DJ. I have appreciation for graffiti artist not poster boys the only political street artist that gets respect is Banksy because he does real shit not just sticking up posters.

Distorted_Jungle
02-08-2009, 12:09 PM
And one more thing comming from the graffiti scene he has little to no respect from anyone besides hipsters and shit because like i have said Banksy is a real street artist and Shepard Fairey or Buff Monster will never be on his level.

ZackQ
02-08-2009, 12:16 PM
Basquiat was a genius.

Coachella Bound
02-08-2009, 12:17 PM
Yo, not to knock graph writing but there are other, respectable forms of art. Shepard creates art on several different levels. And he's obvoiusly got your blood boiling so his art is making an impact on you whether you like it or not......

vinylmartyr
02-08-2009, 12:29 PM
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e292/artasgoodasdrugs/number9/WANGGuangyi8.jpg

damnvegetarian
02-08-2009, 12:32 PM
Yo, not to knock graph writing but there are other, respectable forms of art. Shepard creates art on several different levels. And he's obvoiusly got your blood boiling so his art is making an impact on you whether you like it or not......

Thank you! I dont understand art haters, it makes no sense, do you hate on dj's for remixing songs? Besides has anyone read the Obey manifesto.... its worth a look.

http://obeygiant.com/articles/manifesto

Monklish
02-08-2009, 12:34 PM
Please don't call him a street artist call him something along the lines of someone who puts up posters street artist actually paint shit. Try looking up The Mac or as someone said up there Banksy is a real street artist what he does is the equivalent of putting up a yard sale sign which is actually just as illegal. And to whoever said something about me talking shit on him as a DJ read the first line of my first post i said i wasn't talking shit on him as a DJ. I have appreciation for graffiti artist not poster boys the only political street artist that gets respect is Banksy because he does real shit not just sticking up posters.


And one more thing comming from the graffiti scene he has little to no respect from anyone besides hipsters and shit because like i have said Banksy is a real street artist and Shepard Fairey or Buff Monster will never be on his level.

Jesus Christ, jock Banksy's cock much? What the fuck is this, a VICE party?

Shooters08
02-08-2009, 12:35 PM
Haha. You used the term "street artists"

Hahaha

MissingPerson
02-08-2009, 12:36 PM
Please don't call him a street artist call him something along the lines of someone who puts up posters street artist actually paint shit. Try looking up The Mac or as someone said up there Banksy is a real street artist what he does is the equivalent of putting up a yard sale sign which is actually just as illegal. And to whoever said something about me talking shit on him as a DJ read the first line of my first post i said i wasn't talking shit on him as a DJ. I have appreciation for graffiti artist not poster boys the only political street artist that gets respect is Banksy because he does real shit not just sticking up posters.

Political street artist my arse. Banksy is as gleefully self-promoting as any commercial media type. He's witty and funny, but don't give him more weight than he's worth.

For all his clever-clever student politics, 97% of Banksy's stuff is basic stencilled silhouettes of something vaguely sinister with a smiley face or Disney logo thrown in. There isn't a whole lot in there to see once you get the joke. A soldier carrying a McDonald's flag, ooh edgy.

I like Banksy's stuff, don't get me wrong, it makes me smile, but Shepard Fairey is undeniably talented and I'd rather be looking at his artwork.

Robototron
02-08-2009, 01:45 PM
Thank you! I dont understand art haters, it makes no sense, do you hate on dj's for remixing songs? Besides has anyone read the Obey manifesto.... its worth a look.

If the remix is bad, yes.

Banksy is awful, btw. Total one-trick pony, his schtick got old years ago.

oftheheartofthesoul
02-08-2009, 06:41 PM
One day, when I grow up, I will call myself Shepard Fairey.

SubBass49
02-08-2009, 08:25 PM
It's trendy to hate Shepard Fairey right now. Personally I like his work...always have. Always liked the way he disseminated his work online, even before that was a big thing among artists. Anyone could get a PDF of his OBEY posters and print 'em out for wheatpasting. Plus, his new stuff is pretty dope...he's moved from simple propaganda-influenced work into designs influenced by currency & stamps. Very cool.

Haters just want something to hate.