Posts Tagged ‘andre’

Dreamy Andre Agassi Drops by Town to Promote his New Book

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

San Francisco’s Books, Inc. on Van Ness played host to legendary Andre Agassi a few days back Friday evening to tell the truth about love, tennis and drugs, or something. Certainly, the Financial Samurai was impressed:

“Just shook hands with my idol, Andre Agassi at his “OPEN” book signing in San Francisco! Got 4 books for $125 bucks (ouch). 2 for clients.”

Aren’t new hardcover books like $10 each these days? Oh well. (But if you get Andre the Giant of Tennis to sign your tome, its value increases dramatically, apparently.) 

Here’s the cover. Does he have cat eyes?

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Does Andre’s book reveal more than he may have intended? Let’s hear from scribe Oindrila Mukherjee:

“Much has been said about how this book is meant to inspire people. The biggest lesson a young fan can get from reading it is that if you’re rich and famous and powerful, in other words, if you’re Andre Agassi, then you can get away with anything. If you get 2 speeding tickets within the hour, the judge will ask for your autograph and let you go. If you snort crystal meth and test positive, you only have to submit a written lie and the ATP with throw out the test results. And anyone who dares to cross you (or worse still, beat you in a tennis match) will have to pay when you write your autobiography.”

Mmmmm.

Anyway, it’s 11-something bucks, your choice.

Obey Shepard Fairey: Start Buying “Obey X” Levi’s on October 29th, 2009

Monday, October 26th, 2009

You know Shepard Fairey from his Barack Obama Hope posters of last year and of course his related legal troubles from this month, right? (Always remember, when you borrow from others, it’s “fair use” but when others borrow from you, it’s cease and desist time for the infringing “parasites” - inn’t that right, Shepard?)  

Anyway, brace yourself for this Thursday when Shepard and our corporate overlords at Levi’s team up for the debut of the “Obey X Collection.” See?

“The highly-collectible Obey x Levi’s® capsule collection will be carried exclusively at select Levi’s® Store locations in New York City, San Francisco, Chicago and Santa Monica and at Levis.com.  A limited number of pieces will also be available at www.obeyclothing.com.  The collection will be available beginning October 29 and will range in price from $34.50 to $148.   To commemorate the launch of the collection, on October 29 Fairey will unveil a series of four new poster designs at a live art installation outside The Levi’s® Store in New York City’s Times Square.  Once Fairey completes the installation, he will meet-and-greet event participants while autographing free museum-quality reproductions of his new posters.”

It’ll look like this. Just $37.78 for a grey T-shirt:

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But there’s more:

“The series of four limited-edition Shepard Fairey posters will be given away as a free gift, while supplies last, with the purchase of any item from the Obey x Levi’s® collection in the following Levi’s® Store locations: Times Square and Soho in New York City, Union Square in San Francisco, Santa Monica and Chicago.  The front side of each of the four double-sided posters features artwork that exists as a stand-alone piece.  The reverse side of each poster also includes one piece of a oversized mural image specially designed by Fairey.”

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That’s not dirt, it’s paint from all those nights you’ve spent tagging:

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“Think & Create” and “Paint and Destroy”:

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Is Obey “the new Ed Hardy,” or something? One thing’s for sure kids – quality will be higher and the cost cheaper compared to what Shepard normally offers.

See you at the Union Square Levi’s (300 Post Street) this Thursday!

Remember, Obey.

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S.F. is 40 years old. (40 going on 28, or 17, or something.)

All the deets after the jump.

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