“Top-Elite Faschions For Sale” Art Print by Shepard Fairey (Onsale Info)

Shepard Fairey will release the newest print in his Reagan And Friends series tomorrow. First of all, I get it, most of you don’t like this series, but the man’s work is important regardless. “Top-Elite Faschions For Sale” is an 18″ x 24″ screenprint, will have an edition of 450, and will cost $55. Part of the proceeds will benefit Rootstrikers, a campaign finance reform organization. It goes up tomorrow (Tuesday, June 21st) at a random time between 10am-12pm Pacific Time. Visit ObeyGiant.com.

27 Responses to ““Top-Elite Faschions For Sale” Art Print by Shepard Fairey (Onsale Info)”

  1. Shepard Fairey is kind of like Thomas Kinkade.

  2. Except that Kinkade is pretty overt about being a sellout.

  3. “If we could all take in our most trivial surroundings, and turn them into the poetry of absurd logic that they create in our minds when we combine their visual implications with the equally abstract language we think in, then we wouldn’t need artists.”

    This is when you know you’ve been in school too long.

  4. Have to agree with @ScrabbleChamp. Past work deems him important but that doesn’t mean his new stuff is.

    Yes, he will be talked about and owns a level of success most of us won’t ever achieve. Moving forward, I haven’t seen anything ground breaking or thought provoking come from Shep in years. He is selling his style now, not a message. Nothing wrong with that but I think this site’s insistence of posting his work as socially important is misguided. I don’t see anything that makes me want to either act out on a social issue he raises. Nor do I see how me buying a poster that eschews 80s punk slacktivism means I’ve done my part.

  5. How can anyone argue just how important Shepard Fairey is to the post neo street art contemporary what-have-you movement? You can’t.

    Even though I haven’t seen a Fairey poster I would buy in ages, I’m glad Mitch posts these releases along with all the other diverse artists & styles we see day in and day out. Besides, you never know when Shep will put something out that kills it. Let’s hope soon.

  6. “I challenge anyone out there that thinks his work is not up to snuff, to achieve and maintain his presence. Shouldn’t be so hard if his work really is so hideous, right”

    1.) Pick a dead wrestler – Macho Man Check
    2.) Use his image everywhere – Check
    3.) Steal photographs and call them your own – Check
    4.) Hire people to help out with work – Check
    5.) Have said people do all the work while you lay naked on a pile of cash – Check
    6.) Treat your wife like a douche on camera – Check

    All right I’m a famous artist now what?

  7. every week a new Shep release, every week the same omg argument. You are all just enjoying reading back through your own comments. might as well just cut and paste from last weeks Shep thread.

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