Shepard Fairey Arrested!!!


Street artist Shepard Fairey was arrested at a museum exhibition of his work in Boston last Friday. According to the
Boston Globe
, Fairey was arrested at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) as he arrived for a sold-out event, part of the Supply and Demand show of his work, where he was scheduled to DJ. He spent the night in a Boston jail.
The artist will appear in court Monday.The police nabbed Fairey for wheat-paste posters the artist allegedly put up in two public Boston locations discovered in January. Fairey has become practically a household name in recent months as the creator of the iconic, blue-and-red Barack Obama “Hope” posters that were ubiquitous in major cities across America during the later stages of the 2008 U.S. presidential campaign.

More coverage below:

LA Times: Obama ‘Hope’ poster artist Shepard Fairey arrested
Sydney Morning Herald: Artist behind presidential image arrested
Newsday: Nation briefs: Obama poster artist arrested