“Hope” Artist Arrested

obama_hopeStreet artist Shepard Fairey, most recently known for his “Hope” posters of President Obama was arrested.  In Boston, for a kickoff of his first solo exhibit, “Supply and Demand”, Fairey was arrested on warrants of tagging public property with graffiti.  The warrants were issued based on graffiti that was done very early on in his career.  Widely popular for his Andre the Giant Has a Posse campaign which spurred the Obey clothing line, Fairey has been arrested several times throughout his career for his art on public buildings and property.  The Obama image was used by Time magazine on its cover when it named Obama its “Person Of The Year.”

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