Shepard Fairey x Kenny Scharf x Lance Armstrong for Giro d’Italia: Trek art bikes

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SuperTouch gives us a look at their Trek art bikes made exclusively for Lance Armstrong for his running in the Giro d’Italia. The world’s most prestigious cycling stage race after the legendary Tour de France, the Giro is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2009, coincidentally the first year Lance has ever entered the race.

Lending their formidable creative talents to the challenge, Shepard and Kenny created two vastly different and utterly unique cycles to draw attention to Lance’s upcoming Nike-backed “Stages” anti-cancer art show benefiting LiveStrong that will debut on July 16th in Paris at Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin during the TDF.

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Stephen Colbert on the Shepard Fairey Copyright issue

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Still confused on who has the legal rights to the original photo that is the platform for Shepard Fairey’s “Hope” image? Well, we’re as confused as you might be. It’s days like this where we should be grateful for a man like Stephen Colbert. He gives us the rundown on the matter and brings in experts to help him sort it out. 

See the video after the jump.  

Breaking: Shepard Fairey arrested in Boston for tagging property with graffiti

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The man behind President Obama’s red, white, and blue “Hope” posters was arrested Friday night on warrants accusing him of tagging property with graffiti. Street artist Shepard Fairey was released a few hours later but no word on the amount of bail. He was on his way to the Institute of Contemporary Art for a kickoff event for his first solo exhibition, called “Supply and Demand.”

Obama Inauguration Poster by Shepard Fairey

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“Be the Change.” Those are the words we expect to echo throughout Washington D.C. on January 20th, as Barack Obama is sworn in as the nation’s 44th President. The inauguration poster is designed by noneotherthan Shepard Fairey, the man who moved the nation with his “Hope” posters that were stapled across America during the 2008 Presidential campaign.