Please join us for the release of our latest issue edition featuring Shepard Fairey at the Alife Presents space.
Shepard Fairey is arguably the most famous artist of the Arkitip alumni group, and could quite possibly be the artist most remembered of his generation. We celebrate Shepard’s methods not only because they are beautiful and effective but also because he took on the mainstream art establishment and after 20 long years, he seems to be winning.
His recent rise to popularity punctuated by his support of the Obama Presidential campaign has made Shepard Fairey a household name. His iconic portrait of Barack Obama has come to symbolize the historic campaign of the first African American to be elected President and now that image graces the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian. He’s an artist who stands by what he believes in and has done more to communicate his causes to the masses than most of his contemporaries, which is admirable on any level. His campaigns have done more to shape the public consciousness than any other artist because you don’t have go to a gallery to see his work, its ubiquity is well established.
This issue will be truly historic, as we celebrate 20 Years of Shepard’s seminal ‘Obey’ campaign. Because Shepard has not been a guest of Arkitip magazine since issue edition No. 0003, this reunion collaboration has been long overdue and is a guaranteed to be another groundbreaking Arkitip classic.
Packaged with each issue edition is one Shepard Fairey 7.5 x 10 in. silk screen print, designed and printed specifically for this issue edition. Each print is signed by the artist, all packaged neatly in a custom designed box produced exclusively for this issue edition of Arkitip by Incase.
Longtime Arkitip supporter Alife will be presenting the release event at their Los Angeles, California location. Arkitip first worked with the NYC brand way back in 2001 for a issue retrospective showcase and product release.
Shepard Fairey will create a new site specific installation at the onsite gallery location. In compliment to the installation, Shepard has designed a 14 x 48 ft. billboard directly above the gallery location that will be on view for one months time.
Arkitip + Shepard Fairey
Issue edition release and installations
1520 N. Cahuenga Blvd Suite 10
Los Angeles, CA 90028
19 June – 12 July 2009
19 June 2009
7 – 10 p.m.
Issue release, artist installations
Music provided by Shepard Fairey and guest dj’s
Cocktails courtesy of Belvedere IX (Must be 21)
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org