I was with Shepard Fairey this summer creating art for The London Pleasure Gardens. His trial was still pending, which I am sure was causing him some stress and also creating a distortion lens for his art career. Most talk about Shepard had been about his celebrity or his public foibles eclipsing his artwork.
Miami’s up-and-coming arts district got a little bit cooler last year with the opening of Wynwood Kitchen & Bar, an art gallery-meets-bistro-meets-watering hole that has Miami hipsters swooning. Built inside an old warehouse, Wynwood has a sleek, minimalist look that provides a perfect backdrop for the art on display. An 11-foot-high sculpture of a rainbow-hued man greets guests upon entry, and murals by Shepard Fairey — better known for creating that iconic HOPE poster featuring Barack Obama — adorn the walls.
Glen E. Friedman was everywhere you wish you could have been: the dog (town) days of skateboarding, the salad days of hardcore, the golden age of hip-hop. And the photos he took along the way are now as prolific as the subjects he captured.
Lost At E Minor contributor, and renowned street artist Shepard Fairey, has launched his first new limited edition vinyl figure in eleven years — Mr Spray — based on one of his 2004 street art creations which, in turn, was a spoof on the ‘advertising character design of the 1950s’.
We’re pleased to welcome the return of the legendary pop culture artist and father of the Agit Pop Movement Ron English as a contributor to Lost At E Minor this week, writing about his favorite cultural discoveries of recent times. Keep an eye out for English’s posts as he joins other notable artists such as […]
We featured a series of guest contributions from iconic street artist Shepard Fairey, a little while back, where he wrote about the work of some of his favorite artists, photographers, and DJs. Fairey’s controversial and iconic image of Barack Obama was featured on the cover of Time Magazine’s 2009 Person Of The Year issue, but […]
We featured a series of guest contributions from iconic street artist Shepard Fairey, where he wrote about the work of some of his favorite artists, photographers, bands and DJs. Fairey’s iconic image of Barack Obama was featured on the cover of Time Magazine’s Person Of The Year issue, but even before that he was well known as the creator of the ubiquitous Andre The Giant sticker. Read the posts that Fairey wrote for Lost At E Minor. Photo via LaTaco.
We’ve been featuring some interesting guest contributors on Lost At E Minor over the past year, including Shepard Fairey, Ron English, Tristan Eaton, Ben Lee, Brendan Canning from Broken Social Scene, designer Deanne Cheuk, artist Sam Weber, singer-songwriter Laura Veirs, and Tegan from Tegan and Sara.
From straightforward and colorful, to complex and ominous, 1800 Tequila’s bottles are sporting a new look — for a limited time, at least. The recently released creative, vibrant illustrations adorning the glass bottles are part of 1800 Tequila’s second annual Essential Artists collection. Inspired by art and the want to support emerging talent, this now yearly contest challenges users to create designs for the company’s tequila-filled bottles.
Previous Guest Editor of Lost At E Minor, Shepard Fairey, and Jennifer Gross have a fantastic new book out through Abrams entitled, Art For Obama. Featuring artwork from more than a hundred International artists, including fellow Lost At E Minor Guest Editor Ron English [illustration above], Lukas Ketner, Kwaku Alston, Maya Hayuk, and Lisa Anne Auerbach, many of the works were created before the election to raise money for the Obama campaign. Pieces range from fashion to installation, and most refer back to Obama’s likeness. This will be a great book to look back on many years from now. And it’s a guilt free purchase, as all of the authors’ proceeds will be donated to Americans for the Arts charity.
We’re pleased to welcome the legendary pop culture artist and father of the Agit Pop Movement Ron English as a contributor to Lost At E Minor, writing about his favorite creative and cultural discoveries of recent times. English has just completed a successful showing of new works called Lazarus Rising at the Elms Lesters Painting Rooms, in which he paid homage to Picasso’s 1937 masterpiece, Guernica, transcribing it to reflect our troubled times alongside an extraordinary body of new works. Keep an eye out for English’s posts on Lost At E Minor over the coming weeks as he joins contemporaries such as Shepard Fairey and Tristan Eaton as recent guest writers.
We featured a series of guest contributions from iconic street artist Shepard Fairey recently where he wrote about the work of some of his favorite artists, photographers, bands and DJs (Z-Trip, anyone?). Fairey’s iconic image of Barack Obama was featured on the cover of Time Magazine’s Person Of The Year issue, but even before that he was well known as the creator of the ubiquitous Andre The Giant sticker. His posts on Lost At E Minor covered everyone from Judith Supine, to Al Farrow, the Last Shadow Puppets and Blu.
Where to start with Z-Trip? Shepard Fairey propped him on this site a few weeks back, but let’s face it: the guy is worth a double post. He’s the king of the mash-up, a dance floor master, and the humblest guy you’ll meet. If you haven’t heard of him (unlikely), then go to his website […]
Harley-Davidson has gathered 11 of today’s most exciting artists to present their take on the theme of rebellion for a February 7 event at Santa Monica’s Robert Berman Gallery. We have a limited-edition Shepard Fairey poster to give away to a new Lost At E Minor subscriber. To be in with a chance of winning, […]
This guy is my favorite DJ. He’s the inventor of the mash-up, but his skills go way beyond that. I love to DJ, but when i do, I play a lot of classics. I don’t stick to new stuff because I’m not trying to pull out the top forty banger for the club. That’s what […]