Monday, January 26, 2009

Shepard Fairey at the National Portrait Gallery

The The New York Times has an interesting article about the acquisition, by the National Portrait Gallery, of street artist Shepard Fairey's Obama portrait.

Read The New York Times Article By Randy Kennedy HERE, Outlaws at the Art Museum (and Not for a Heist).
"Carolyn Carr, the portrait gallery’s chief curator, said that the poster acquired by the museum — a 60-by-40-inch mixed-media collage that Mr. Fairey created after making the initial image — was a beautiful work of art. But she added that “one of the reasons the gallery acquired it is that the image — as opposed to the object — is ubiquitous and it became the image of the campaign.”


Listen to Shepard Fairey on NPR, Fresh Air fromWHYY Jan. 20, 2009
Spreading The Hope: Street Artist
Shepard Fairey

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