Obama, Shepard Fairey, Hope, and the National Portrait Gallery

Shepard Fairey, the creator of the now famous “Hope” poster, has been getting a good deal of airtime lately. I first wrote about Fairey and the Hope poster almost a full year ago… I’m shocked how fast this past year has gone. Anyway, for a link clickfest on Fairey, Obey, etc., check out the other post.

So Fairey has been popping up everywhere now that inaugeration day is tomorrow. He was even on the Colbert Report. But this video piece from the LA Times seems to capture everything beautifully. It’s a fast-paced clip that’s only two minutes long – short enough for me to give it my full attention, while still getting all the info in there. Definitely worth watching. And it’s interesting to think about how fast Fairey went from a relative street artist into having a piece hanging in the National Portrait Gallery.

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One response to “Obama, Shepard Fairey, Hope, and the National Portrait Gallery

  1. Hi man,

    I saw your picture of Felice Varini. A grest Artist. But could you correct something?
    Felice Varini is a swiss an. He was born in Locarno in 1952.

    Thank you .

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