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Shepard Fairey

AKA Frank Shepard Fairey

Born: 15-Feb-1970
Birthplace: Charleston, SC

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Artist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Andre the Giant Has A Posse

Street artist, guerrilla marketer. Progenitor of the ubiquitous Andre the Giant Has A Posse sticker campaign, also known as Obey Giant, a project he started in 1989 while an art student. Created an image of Barack Obama, the popular Hope poster, in support of that politician's 2008 presidential campaign. Months after the election was decided, the Associated Press discovered that it had published the photograph (taken by a freelancer) which had inspired the image, sparking a lawsuit.

Wife: Amanda (two daughters)
Daughter: Vivienne
Daughter: Madeline

    University: BFA Illustration, Rhode Island School of Design (1992)

    BLK/MRKT (1997-2003)
    American Civil Liberties Union
    Obama for America
    Vandalism Boston, MA (2000 incident, arrested Feb-2009, pled guilty)
    Contempt of Court New York City (24-Feb-2012, pled guilty)
    Destruction of Property Detroit, MI (charged, Jun-2015)
    Risk Factors: Diabetes

    Bad Reputation (22-Jan-2018) · Himself
    Bones Brigade: An Autobiography (21-Jan-2012) · Himself
    Exit Through the Gift Shop (24-Jan-2010) · Himself
    Beautiful Losers (9-Mar-2008) · Himself
    Bomb It (27-Apr-2007) · Himself
    Stoked: The Rise and Fall of Gator (22-Aug-2003) · Himself

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Author of books:
Supply and Demand: The Art of Shepard Fairey (2006)

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