Shepard Fairey Video Profile for USA Network

Again, I just can’t believe this media tour Shepard Fairey is on, it’s pretty impressive.  This newest video profile is for USA Network’s first ever “Character Approved Awards” which honor “individuals from a cross-section of creative disciplines who are positively influencing American culture”.  The video covers alot of the usual material (though there are some gems of information in there), but the real treasure here is the production quality.  This video was made by Henry Alex Rubin (the guy that directed Murderball), and might be the highest-budget Shepard Fairey short yet.  Enjoy!

Via Juxtapoz.

6 Responses to “Shepard Fairey Video Profile for USA Network”

  1. Good stuff. It’s amazing to see how far he’s come in the last year. Say what you will about him, but he’s still really humble and a decent human being. All of those morons selling every copy of his posters they can are going to regret it in 10 years.

  2. Wow – FANTASTIC interview movie. I would buy an Obey movie by this director.

  3. I saw that on TV, and it was awesome! Much props to Shep and USA Network.

  4. Stoney
    I respect what your saying but the prints like Wahol’s and Picasso’s you can still pick up for in the $100’s. We have a Picasso at home, signed and ltd and its not worth jack really.
    They serve only to increase the price of the originals – I think it would be a wise wise thing to do is to sell all the prints and purchase 1 original – So what I am saying is don’t think your holding gold dust in your hands, you ain’t – But you could sell an either buy very early prints or an original and the gold dust may appear.
    Still I am amazed by his rise and also think he is being level headed and can handle the fame and will continue – I love watching his career, its addictive and also love seeing peoples thoughts as he cuts such a divide.

  5. Show me an original serigraph Warhol print I can purchase in the “$100s”.

  6. I too would like to know of where one could find a signed limited edition Warhol serigraph for such a modest price. Unless of course your speaking of unsigned open edition estate prints (probably lithos).

    The way I figure, Shepard’s prints (new and old) will continue to rise in value, even the less desirable ones. And since most were printed in such short supply (editions of 100-450), the demand will likewise thrive as Shepard’s audience and appeal increases over the coming years.

    That’s how it worked with Warhol. The people who are clamoring to obtain his works now probably weren’t aware of him or his work before his career really began to gain momentum. But later in their lives when they learned of his contributions to the art world, they realized not only the validity of his work, but furthermore it’s value as a solid investment. By then they’d reached a point in their lives where disposable income was a reality, and they were more than willing to throw down tens of thousands of dollars in order to add his works to their personal collections.

    It’s all a “coming of age” thing. It doesn’t happen over night. But with Shepard’s monumental successes in 2008 alone, he’s definitely on the right track.

    Another thing to consider is the distinct advantage Shepard has over the artists of the past. That advantage being the accessibility of the market. He’s in a position where both the primary and secondary markets of his artwork are available to all who have an internet connection. In the past, the only way to get limited edition prints was by direct purchase from the artist or gallery representing them, or by live auction. Finding a private seller was very rare.

    But from an investment standpoint, Warhol has a significant leg-up on Shepard. He’s dead.

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