Shephard Fairey Painting It Black Interview Mag 2014

Shepard Fairey Talks “50 Shades of Black” and American Way of Life

Hate him or love him, frankly Shepard Fairey doesn’t give two shakes of a wheat-paste bucket. Sticking to his guns and turning a deaf ear to haters and detractors, Shepard has stayed the course and has garnered a legend sure to outlive his name. In this interview with Interview Magazine, Fairey discusses life, the punk aesthetic, some of his current musical favorites and his upcoming shows. The first of which is “50 Shades Of Black”, currently underway at Subliminal Projects in Los Angeles, has been described as:

50 hand-painted multiples of new album cover designs done in a vintage 12-inch record format are on display as part of an in-house record store installation, while Shepard’s pal DJ Z-Trip performs an eclectic set. Fans are encouraged to sift through a generous selection of Fairey’s own record collection, which they can play on custom in-house record players.

Following this show Fairey will have a show in May to follow on the other end of the country. This show,”The Insistent Image: Recurrent Motifs in the Art of Shepard Fairey and Jasper Johns,” opens May 22 at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art in Charleston, South Carolina.

The work in Fairey’s exhibit, a multimedia collection of sculptures, paintings, screen prints, and more, collectively titled “Power & Glory,” analyzes everything that’s good and bad within the American way of life, with emphasis on our perverse fascination with power and the means through which we attain it. Johns will feature a series of 16 prints dating back to 1982 and executed with the help of master printmaker Bill Goldston.

Peep the rest of the interview here to find out what Fairey’s record collection is like, as well as what he’s got cooking up for the rest of 2014.

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[H/T Interview Magazine]

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