Shepard Fairey

“Repetition works…. Over time, even something that was perceived as dangerous can become familiar enough so that it becomes comfortable”

obey Obama Hope Poster


FAIR USE TRIAL: THE PHOTOS

clooney and obama photo

AP obama photo next to faireys

FAIR USE TRIAL AND OPINION

AP Timeline of Events

Shepard Fairey admits tampering with evidence (Obey website)

Charlotte Allen’s anti-Fairey column re: fair use case (LA Times)

Christopher Knight’s response to the Allen column (LA Times)

Review by Peter Schjeldahl cited in two earlier articles (New Yorker)

Blog commentary on Fairey (the second one is especially interesting

OBEY GIANT

Official website

Fan info website

VIDEO INTERVIEWS

Fairey speaking about his art, in response to winning the art award by USA Today (2009)

Interview from Feb 2009, a good overview of the Hope poster and Fairey’s career:

Interview from 2006, more about his thoughts/philosophy:

the continuation is here.

Video of Fairey making a poster (the process):

Jonathan Levine Gallery interview with Fairey in his L.A. home garage studio

NEWS AND WRITTEN INTERVIEWS

Fairey arrested on way to ICA Boston exhibit (15th arrest) (Boston Globe)

Gothamist interview

Times Topics page on Fairey (NYTimes)

GALLERY SHOWS AND CORPORATE DEAL

Fairey and Levi’s team up (Hypebeast)

ICA Boston “Retrospective”--premature much? (press release)

THE SPLASHER(s)

NY magazine, long feature

16-page splasher manifesto (pdfs to be downloaded off NYTimes)

NYTimes article (June 28, 2007)

NYTimes article (June 30, 2007)

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