Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Shepard Fairey

Did anyone see the Shepard Fairey story on CBS Sunday Morning this past Sunday? Thoughts or comments anyone?

1 comment:

Sheila said...

Didn't see it but I appreciate you posting a link to the story.

In my humble opinion, I think he was just at the right place at the right time. This may be his last shot at the limelight because it is based on this single poster of Obama. His works are more in line of illustrator than fine artist.

With his life having an anarchistic edge, it makes for good press. I think many borderline artists grab publicity for themselves by making themselves stand out in one way or another.

Unfortunately good "real" artists like you sometimes have to wait for National fame because you are making a name for yourself with traditional hard work and consistent quality and not making waves.

Oh, 'real' artists in my book are ones that can supplement their income with their art. I consider myself still a hobbyist of sorts.