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You Can Own Shepard Fairey's Art, If You're Willing to Wear a Denim Jacket

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Street artist extraordinaire Shepard Fairey will soon be providing the world with wearable designs -- Levis has tapped Fairey and fellow artist André Saraiva to make signature emblems for denim trucker jackets, in honor of the opening of the jeans' company's new store in Paris.

Women's Wear Daily reports that Fairey's design, which will be available to men and women, features the words "Vive le Rock"; then "Liberte Egalite Melodie," a twist on France's national motto; and then the single word that made Fairey what he is today: "Obey."

Not surprisingly, the jackets don't come cheap: They’re priced at 190 euros, or $235. They'll be available exclusively at the Paris store, located on the Champs-Elysées, starting June 14.

One of Fairey's most recent public projects involved putting up commemorative billboards of MCA around Los Angeles.