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Shepard Fairey Arrested
lba at 11:07AM, Feb. 10, 2009
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For those who don't know who he is, Shepard Fairey is the artist behind the “OBEY” image, “Andrew the Giant has a posse” wheatpastings and most notably the “HOPE” posters that became so iconic of the Obama campaign. He's an American street art icon on the level of Britain's Banksy or France's C215. Recently he was arrested in Boston for as far as anyone can tell no particular reason other than a pissing contest between the cities mayor and it's police force. He's had a profound effect on art in the last 20 years and his arrest comes as a major blow the the contemporary and street art scenes. He's become one of the most celebrated artists in America in the last few years.

The full account is here.
last edited on July 14, 2011 1:29PM
SeriousQuiche at 2:28PM, Feb. 10, 2009
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That's kind of messed up.
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Mushroomcomix at 9:00PM, Feb. 11, 2009
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I can't believe that the whole of a police force would all be in on one conspiracy that big…but then again it does seem like something that would happen.

Either way it is really messed and something that shouldn't ever happen.
last edited on July 14, 2011 2:09PM
Backstaber at 9:45PM, Feb. 11, 2009
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Is this the same guy that's being accused of copyright infringment by AP?
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