Shepard Fairey at work in Boston (and arrested)

Posted: February 11, 2009 in creativity




AMNP took some shots of Shepard Fairey (of Obama poster fame) putting up an installation in conhunction with his current show at Boston’s ICA – a retrospective survey of his work. Stickers and posters of the artist’s work have appeared on street signs and buildings around the world as part of a guerrilla art campaign of global scale. Featuring over 80 works, Shepard Fairey: Supply & Demand traces the artist’s career over 20 years, from the Obey Giant stencil to screen prints of political revolutionaries and rock stars to recent mixed-media works and a new mural commissioned for the ICA show. In complement to the exhibition, Fairey will be creating public art works at sites around Boston.

His arrest by Boston police (see links below) is of course pathetic. While showing the usual ignorant and narrow-minded prejudice against street art as a public art form, it also will go nowhere given Fairey’s celebrity status.

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