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Shepard Fairey's Radical Art

By: Going Like Sixty - Published: Sep 22, 2008   Updated: Jun 8 2011 • References: blog.wired
Shepard Fairey is a street artist that has become a hit because of his two-tone print of Barack Obama with single words "hope" and "progress." But Shepard Fairey has a long career as an underground artist. He's worked for The Black Eyed Peas, Showtime television network and even mass-marketer juggernaut Pepsi.

His work is no longer underground either, joining others whose street art marks urban walls.

Implications - Shepard Fairey, along with other popular street artists, have helped many people of the public learn to recognize street art as an art form and not a crime. The featured video shows Fairey talking to a group of students about how he got started in his work.