VIDEO: Shepard Fairey On Art, Politics And Global Warning

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Artist Shepard Fairey discusses the marriage between his art and politics, where his concern for the environment comes from, and his copyright lawsuit with Associated Press for his famous Obama CHANGE image with gestalten.tv.

Shepard Fairey – Obey to be Better! from Gestalten on Vimeo.

Description: Introducing the American artist Shepard Fairey is a bit like explaining whose portrait he famously altered for the “Hope” campaign that was widely used by Barack Obama’s supporters in 2008. Since the mid 1980s he has created outstanding (then: street) art that is strong, iconic and expressive.

Shepard Fairey is also a thoughtful, committed, and outspoken activist who revives the artistic virtues of standing up for the freedom of speech and fighting for rational and non-corporate ways of dealing with the issue of copyright. Obey the interview we did with him in Los Angeles in late 2010!

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