Controversial street artist Shepard Fairey, who has a major exhibition under way at Boston's Institute of Contemporary Art, was arrested by Boston police Friday night on graffiti charges.Fairey, 38, was arrested at about 9:15 p.m. on his way to guest deejay an event attended by hundreds kicking off his exhibition.
Fairey, who attracted the spotlight during the presidential campaign with his iconic red, white, and blue posters of Barack Obama, was arrested on warrants issued for him on Jan. 24 for damage to property due to graffiti, police said.
Police allege that he tagged locations in the Massachusetts Avenue and Newbury Street area and the railroad trestle by the BU Bridge, said department spokesman Officer James Kenneally.
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Shepard Fairey poster case gets a whole lot more interesting
The Boston Globe reports:And no, fair use is not a defense to vandalism.