The thing that is interesting about Fairey is the mechanism of his career's success. How he integrates his commercial and personal art practice, his influences and his history are the topics of this talk at the Art Center. In the following question and answer session he also comments on his actions in the Hope case. From March 2012.
"Should art be profitable? Shepard Fairey says yes. The famed L.A. street artists reveals his success and failures -- including the Obama Hope poster -- at Art Center Graphic Design Department's 3x3 lecture series featuring creative entrepreneurs."
02 September 2013
66 Norlington Road, Leyton, London E10 6LA
6th July - 15th July 2013
Curated by Carne Griffiths
"What? … Memorabilia – is an exhibition of artwork and found objects inspired by childhood memories. The exhibition will be curated by Carne Griffiths who organised the 100sqft exhibition in 2009, which travelled from London to New Orleans and featured the work of almost 500 artists. The exhibition will form a part of the Leytonstone Arts Trail, guaranteeing good footfall and exposure for involved artists. Memorabilia is primarily designed to raise funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital. "
" “We owe so much to GOSH, they saved our little girl, Noemi’s life,” says artist and organiser Carne Griffiths.
“Through their actions my wife Claire and I were inspired to do something positive. We wanted to create a sense of nostalgia with this show, to remind us of our inner child. Hopefully those feelings will raise money for the incredibly important work GOSH does.”
"Last year we were told our beautiful daughter had a condition Known as Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia, we were told she had a 50% survival chance at birth, Thanks to the amazing care of Gt Ormond Street Hospital, she is now 9 months old, just come off her feeding tube and is getting stronger every day. This exhibition is our way of saying thank you to the people that saved her life, and to the resources that we were fortunate enough to have access to. A minimum of 30% of the work for sale will go to GOSH"
Exhibition Website http://memorabilia2013.wordpress.com/
facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/132833680254471/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/memorabilia2013
Participating artists included Carne Griffiths, Cartrain, Carrie Reichart, Mason Storm, Pure Evil, David Bray, Ben Oakley, Blakkbyrd and many others. To date over £3,400 has been raised.
" Memorabilia's all star cast features artists, David Bray, Chris Cunningham, Ben Slow, Danny O'Connor, Carrie Reichardt, Lewis Bannister, Nigel Cox, Carne Griffiths, Infinity Bunce, David Hensel, Tim Goffe, Julia Colquitt Roach, Ben Oakley, Jewel, Eleanor Bedlow, Gillian Swan, Carlos Martyn Burgos, Mason Storm, Carl Smith, Raj Kaur Phull, Anna Stiles, Nina Farrell, Mark Dickson, Asa Medhurst, Lorna Holdcroft, Louise McNaught, Neil Benjamin, Blair Zaye, Jeff Cox, John Clair, Sarah Carpenter, Lynne Blackburn, Roseanne Artisan, Rachael Berry, Stuart Harris, Francesco Jacobello, Matt Gee, Darth Art, Square Foot, Julie Caves, Kerrie Jane Stritton, Cos Ahmet, Warren Fox, Rachel I'Anson, Natalie Percy, Jonny Burt, Elliott Ashton, Paul Cummings, Maria Slovakova, Cathie Hubert, Amelie Peace, Caroline Zaian, Sarah Jane Whittaker, Orson Kartt, Shaun Davin and many more! "
The Star Walls exhibition curated by Elliot Ashton was included as
The third in the Star Walls trilogy "Star Walls 'Return of the Art' at 'Memorabilia'"
Works are still available for sale at the Memorabilia Online Store
Online Store on Facebook, here
Blakkbyrd at the memorabilia shop
Exhibition Photos: Here
Mostyn Clarke Photos
- (Hanging the show)here
- Part I, Here
- Part II, Here
- Part III, Here
Press: Rachel Berry's report on the Undecided Art Collective Blog with many photos from opening night
Press: Guardian article: http://www.guardian-series.co.uk/news/10514863.Art_that___s_young_at_heart___Memorabilia_exhibition_will_raise_cash_for_Great_Ormond_Street/?ref=fbrec
Press: Wall Street Journal article: http://online.wsj.com/article/PR-CO-20130619-902679.html?mod=wsj_share_facebook
Waltham Forest Guardian
Press: Telegraph http://www.telegraphindia.com/pressrelease/prnw/enuk201306195647_public.html
The surprise appearence of a "Damien Hirst" Spot Painting was a well executed hoax that created a great deal of amusement and excitement.
[photo credits: photos from Carne Griffiths, Mostyn Clark, Rachel Berry and Elliot Ashton]
The photos have disappeared from the site. Testing replacing one.
Donations can be made at Just Giving: http://www.justgiving.com/memorabilia/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=fundraisingpage&utm_content=memorabilia&utm_campaign=pfp-share