It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
A street artist famous for his red, white and blue "Hope" posters of President Barch Obama has been arrested on warrants accusing him of tagging property with graffiti, police said Saturday.
Shepard Fairey, 38, was arrested Friday night on his way to the Institute of Contemporary Art for a kickoff event for his first solo exhibition, called "Supply and Demand."
Two warrants were issued for Fairey on Jan. 24 after police determined he'd tagged property in two locations with graffiti based on the Andre the Giant street art campaign from his early career, police Officer James Kenneally said Saturday.
I think it's possible to make a positive contribution to society through artistic talent, but graffiti and the defacing of public property isn't it.
Originally posted by FlyersFan
This guy has been featured on a commercial and I think I remember seeing him featured on a TV show - like on the history channel or something. The commercial and TV show (or it was a commercial for the TV show) was speaking about people who made positive changes with their talents .. that sort of thing.
Sorry you feel that way, but defacing public property isn't the way to get a message across. If it's that important, rent a sign board, set up a web site, or take out an ad in a paper like other law abiding citizens do.
Originally posted by spines
reply to post by LLoyd45
Man, I thought I respected you.