SHEPARD FAIREY ON KEITH HARING FOR OBEY FALL 2012 LINE
In a Summer season that has seen much tolerance awareness in the world of street fashion, Shepard Fairey’s OBEY Clothing has teamed up with the Keith Haring Foundation to create a line of clothing that celebrates the artist’s work. While by no means about the artist’s lifestyle, Haring’s foundation exists for the purpose of spreading AIDS awareness, a disease that plagued the artist until his untimely death, wrongfully affecting the way his career was viewed by many of his contemporaries.
Shepard Fairey has long been one to recognize the contributing factors of his forefathers in art, and to hear him speak of Haring in the above video is to hear a gracious fan speak on the work that inspires him. The full length version of this video for the Fall 2012 line will be released soon on the OBEY website.
Dress I made out of romance novels during the end of November. It took 2 weeks only because I had no idea what to do with the bottom. Seriously- what was I supposed to do with it? Finally the inspiration came from this ugly electric blue feather skirt. Seeing the hideousness of it made me question how I could recreate it in paper. No idea for a title yet- Ideas?