Archive for March, 2011

Opening Party: REVOLUTIONS

March 22, 2011

The REVOLUTIONS opening was a blast by all accounts. Luckily for all of us who couldn’t make it Jon Furlong was on hand to catch all the action…


Shepard & Big Dave Navarro


Metalachi


Dan the Automator


Shepard & Billy Idol

Probably the best thing that’s ever happened to Jon…

Jon Furlong and Billy Idol

Photography By Jon Furlong

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REVOLUTIONS Gallery Preparations…

March 22, 2011

Photography By Jon Furlong

REVOLUTIONS Studio Preparation…

March 22, 2011

“Long before I knew about art galleries or even street art, I was excited about album cover art, if only because it was the visual counterpart to the music on the records I loved. Album covers conjured a euphoric association with the listening experience. Most of my earliest home-made tee shirts were stencils based on punk album covers. I’ve had some very moving encounters with art in my life, especially in the street, but almost nothing can compare with the first time I heard the boots marching and first chord of the Sex Pistols’ Holidays in the Sun, or the air raid sirens leading into “too black, too strong” on the intro to Public Enemy’s It Takes A Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back, or the opening guitar scream of Black Flag’s Rise Above. Those songs did, and still do, make my arm hairs stand up. Music is visceral and accessible, but also has the additional powerful layers of the lyrics, with their content and politics, and the style, politics, and personalities of the musicians themselves. No matter how much I love art, or try to convince myself of its relevance in society, the fact remains that music is a lot cooler and way more able to reach people’s hearts and minds… but I’m a populist and I look at this way: I may not play an instrument, but I’m gonna rock it hard as nails anyway. With my art I try to capture the same energy and spirit that makes music so powerful and democratic. REVOLUTIONS is a celebration of all the great music and accompanying art that has inspired me over the years.”
– Shepard

Photography By Jon Furlong

Shepard Fairey x Jonesy’s Jukebox

March 22, 2011

Back on the 16th of January Shepard made a guest appearance on Jonesy’s Jukebox. Jonesy’s Jukebox is hosted by Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols fame, every Sunday night from 7PM to 9PM (PST) on The World Famous KROQ. Click here to listen again on soundcloud.com