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Paris: Shepard Fairey mural – Day 2 x video

Shepard Fairey - Obey wall in Paris

Following our earlier coverage of Shepard Fairey’s monumental mural in Paris ( see here), on day 2  the Obey Giant team starts working on the flower at the top right of the building. Having tried the cherry picker myself, it’s very windy specially at such height (40 meters high).

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Full set of pics by Butterfly here

Due to the enormous size of the wall,  an authorisation from the local authorities was needed. However this entire project has been totally unfunded and all the participants and organisers have volunteered, so we would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to all the contributors for their time, hard work and making this happen:

Shepard Fairey, the Obey Giant team with Dan, Nick and Z, the organisers with Mehdi from Galerie Itinerrance, Jerome Coumet from Mairie du 13e, Butterfly as well as Mahmoud Belakhel, Ingrid Zeller, Matthieu Soudet, Romain Paget, Julien Hogert, Jonathan Ricquebourg, Rebecca Topakian, Pierre Bézard,  Laura Fernandes, Maïa, Marouène, Valentine Poutignat, Julien Soudet, Felipe Quintelas, Fabio Caldironi, Kan, Sowat, Herve, Hugo Vitriani, Patrice Grellet, Philippe Langlois and the residents of the building.


Paris: Shepard Fairey Mural – Day 1

Shepard Fairey - Obey wall in Paris

When I met Mehdi from Galerie Itinerrance in Paris at the Mausolee exhibition, little did I know that we would be involved in an ambitious project with Shepard Fairey a few weeks later.  Working jointly with the Mairie of 13th district and the local community on a project called Street Art 13,  they help regenerate the area by providing big walls to talented  artists. After seeing this massive 14 storey building, I joined the project and we agreed that it would be awesome to have an Obey mural in Paris.  Luckily Shepard Fairey was not only interested, but also wanted to paint the wall instead of putting paste-ups. So exciting!!!

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Shepard and the Obey Giant team are operating on a very tight schedule, in between the opening of the Levi’s Store in the Champs Elysees and the temperamental weather.  So French artists Sowat and Kan from DMV crew, Mehdi and myself can’t resist joining in to help for the first layer of red.

Shepard begins his stencil process, and the woman’s face starts to take shape.
The mural design is taken from Obey’s artwork called Rise Above Rebel.

Shepard Fairey - Obey wall in Paris

Shepard Fairey - Obey wall in Paris
Shepard Fairey - Obey wall in Paris

Shepard Fairey’s mural is located on 93 rue Jeanne d’Arc, 75013 Paris.
Metro: National

More pics from Butterfly added daily here
Here is a timelapse video by Mahmoud Belakhel

Obey Pop Up store

Coinciding with Shepard’s show at Deitch Projects in May OBEY Clothing has opened a pop-up shop in Manhattan until May 16th. The store features an extensive range of the OBEY line and many surprises like limited edition prints.

151 Orchard Street
New York, New York 10002

Here are some pics from the opening:

Obey Pop Up Store NYC 

Obey Pop Up Store NYC 
The Obey Clothing Team

Obey Pop Up Store NYC

Obey Pop Up Store NYC 

Obey Pop Up Store NYC